- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday but has shown no symptoms, her office said.

Ms. Harris, 57, tested positive on rapid and PCR tests, according to her press secretary, Kirsten Allen. Her husband had previously come down with COVID, in addition to a number of top White House aides.

“She has exhibited no symptoms, will isolate and continue to work from the vice president’s residence,” Ms. Allen said.

The statement said the vice president has not been in close contact with President Biden or first lady Jill Biden, due to their respective recent travel schedules. Ms. Harris was in California last weekend and returned to Washington on Monday.

“She will follow CDC guidelines and the advice of her physicians. The vice president will return to the White House when she tests negative,” Ms. Allen said.

The vice president has received four shots of the Moderna vaccine. She received a booster shot last October and another booster on April 1.

Democratic Sens. Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Ron Wyden of Oregon also reported positive tests on Tuesday and said they are feeling mild symptoms.

It’s a bummer, but I’m sure if I wasn’t fully vaccinated I would be feeling a lot worse. So remember to get your booster!” Mr. Murphy tweeted.

Though mild, the infections raise questions about potential spread within the Senate.

Ms. Harris is the tie-breaking vote in the body, where the average age is 64.

For more information, visit The Washington Times COVID-19 resource page.

• Dave Boyer can be reached at dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

• Tom Howell Jr. can be reached at thowell@washingtontimes.com.

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