President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the White House, Biden is feeling “mild symptoms” and will isolate while working remotely.
“This morning, President Biden tested positive for COVID-19,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a written statement. “He is fully vaccinated and twice boosted and experiencing very mild symptoms. He has begun taking Paxlovid. Consistent with CDC guidelines, he will isolate at the White House and will continue to carry out all of his duties fully during that time. He has been in contact with members of the White House staff by phone this morning, and will participate in his planned meetings at the White House this morning via phone and Zoom from the residence.”
This is the first time Biden has tested positive for the virus. Earlier this week, Mississippi Congressman and January 6 Committee Chair Bennie Thompson also tested positive for COVID-19.