First Lady Jill Biden has been diagnosed with COVID, but President Joseph R. Biden Jr., tested negative, according to statements Monday evening issued from the White House.
“This evening, the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19. She is currently experiencing only mild symptoms. She will remain at their home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware,” said the First Lady’s communications director Elizabeth Alexander in a statement posted on the WH website.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre meanwhile posted a separate statement:
Following the First Lady’s positive test for COVID-19, President Biden was administered a COVID test this evening. The President tested negative. The President will test at a regular cadence this week and monitor for symptoms.
The First Lady’s diagnosis comes after the president spoke to the Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and mixed with supporters to celebrate Labor Day.
While the First Lady was not part of the president’s event with the sheet metal workers, she did travel with him Saturday to Live