Vice President Kamala Harris tested negative for the coronavirus after meeting with infected Democratic legislators from Texas — and isn’t being isolated from President Biden, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Monday.
Psaki’s remarks came after Harris’ spokeswoman said late Saturday that the vice president didn’t need testing because she never got close enough to be exposed to the deadly disease.
During her daily briefing, Psaki was asked whether there’s “any safety concern about [Harris] spending time around the president until a certain amount of time has passed.”
“Well, first, I would say that I think the vice president’s office put out that she was tested and that … there was no detection of COVID-19,” Psaki said.
“They also put out some specific details about their proximity to the individuals who tested positive as well. We take these precautions incredibly seriously and abide by … the guidance of our health and medical experts.”
Psaki also said that it was “important