Los Angeles Go to Ends With Kamala Harris Testing Optimistic For COVID

LOS ANGELES, CA — After staying a week at her home in Los Angeles, Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive for COVID-19, her office announced Tuesday.

Harris, 57, spent the last week with her husband at their Brentwood home. She had two public appearances while in California — a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in Los Angeles eight days ago and a speech in San Francisco on Thursday. She flew back to Washington DC on Monday and is now in isolation, according to her office.

Harris tested positive on both rapid and PCR tests.

“She has exhibited no symptoms, will isolate and continue to work from the Vice President’s residence,” according to her office. “She has not been a close contact to the president or first lady due to their respective recent travel schedules.”

According to her office, Harris will follow guidelines of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and “will return to the White House when she tests negative.”

Harris had been scheduled to attend the funeral for former Secretary of State Madeline Albright on Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral.

Her husband, Doug Emhoff, tested positive for COVID-19 in March. Since the pandemic began, several high-level officials in the White House and in the line of succession to the presidency have contracted COVID-19. Former President Donald Trump was hospitalized when his oxygen levels fell dangerously low after contracting COVID-19 in 2020. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi contracted the coronavirus earlier this month, but the 82-year-old was asymptomatic.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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