A White House official who was vaccinated Tuesday tested positive for Covid-19, a spokesman said Tuesday, adding that the man had not contacted President Biden or other high-level staff.
“I want to confirm yesterday that a fully vaccinated White House official tested positive for Covid-19 off campus,” Jane Sasaki, Biden’s press secretary, said in a briefing. .
She said that according to “strict” protocols, the officer stays away from the White House pending further testing, and contact tracing was carried out.
Pasaki said there have been several other progress cases at the White House, but did not confirm how many or when.
“We know there will be a progressive case,” Pasaki told reporters at a White House briefing.
“But as this phenomenon shows, cases are usually milder in vaccinated individuals. The White House is ready for success cases with regular testing. “