Senator Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, will suspend in-person events until Monday after two people associated with the campaign tested positive for coronavirus.
A senior campaign aide and flight crew member who traveled with Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris a week ago have tested positive for the coronavirus and are now self-quarantining, Joe Biden’s campaign manager announced Thursday.
The two people who tested positive, Harris communications director Liz Allen and a nonstaff flight crew member, were on a flight with Harris on Oct. 8, during which all three individuals wore N95 masks, according to the campaign. Before and after that flight, the Biden campaign said, both individuals received negative test results.
Harris tested negative as recently as Wednesday and was to be tested again Thursday, the campaign manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon, said on a conference call with reporters. Campaign officials did not consider self-quarantine to be a necessity for the California senator, but she has canceled her travel through Sunday, Oct. 18, “out of an abundance of caution.”
Before suspending her travel Thursday morning, Harris had been scheduled to attend virtual fundraisers and three in-person events in North Carolina. She was to travel to Cleveland on Friday.
“Sen. Harris will continue to work, virtually,” O’Malley Dillon told reporters. “We’ll look at the specific events, today, to figure out which ones lend themselves to repurposing, but we’ll obviously also be back in North Carolina before the election.”
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