Second lord– Vice President Kamala Harris’ husband – has tested positive for announced the White House on Tuesday.
Harris and Emhoff skipped an equal pay event at the White House on Tuesday afternoon because of the positive diagnosis. Emhoff held an outdoor garden event in northeast Washington, DC, earlier Tuesday.
“Earlier today, the second gentleman was tested positive for COVID-19,” Deputy Press Secretary for Vice President Sabrina Singh said in a statement. “Out of an abundance of caution, the vice president will not attend tonight’s event. The Vice President tested negative for COVID-19 today and will continue to test.
Harris performed withTuesday for a bill signing event. It is not yet clear if Harris will be quarantined.
Although Emhoff is not employed by the White House, his diagnosis is significant given his stature and interaction with other top officials.
The White House said that from early Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Bite last tested Sunday and tested negative.
During the equal pay event, Mr Biden said the “first lady’s husband” got COVID-19, and first lady Jill Biden corrected the president.
– Tim Perry contributed to this report