Biden to be tested again for COVID-19 Wednesday after a close encounter with fully vaccinated, boosted staffer who tested positive

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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. President Joe Biden is not quarantining, but will be tested again on Wednesday after spending time in close quarters with a COVID-19 infected staffer on board Air Force One.

The White House alerted the media today, noting the staffer was fully vaccinated and boosted before spending 30 minutes with the President during his flight from South Carolina to Philadelphia on Friday.

“On Monday morning, a mid-level staff member, who does not regularly have contact with the President, received a positive result for a COVID-19 test,” Psaki said in a statement. ” Three days earlier, on Friday, that staff member had spent approximately 30 minutes in proximity to the President on Air Force One, on the way from Orange, South Carolina to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.”

Psaki said the President is tested regularly and was tested on Sunday and Monday, but will have a third test taken on Wednesday.

“The president has a full schedule today and is not in need of quarantine,” she said. “We will provide information to all of you as outlined with our commitment from just a few months ago about being transparent, about close contacts,” Psaki said. “I don’t have any updates for you at this point in time. But again, we expect there to be breakthrough cases across the country, right? And certainly in the federal government.”