Kamala Gets The Bad News

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

This isn’t good at all.

On Tuesday (April 26), Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive for COVID-19. The positive test was revealed in a statement released by Harris’s press secretary Kirsten Allen, which also mentioned that the Vice President wasn’t displaying any symptoms.

Harris, 57, is now the highest-level Biden administration official who has tested positive for the virus since White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki tested positive in March.

The VP’s office also revealed that Harris had not participated in any meetings at the White House on Tuesday and that she hadn’t seen President Biden in over a week, mentioning April 18 as the last time the two had seen each other.

However, on Tuesday morning, cameras spotted Harris — who had previously been scheduled to join the President’s Daily Brief meeting — arriving at the White House wearing a mask.

Also, on Tuesday, Harris — who received her second booster dose on April 1 — tweeted that she is “grateful to both vaccinated and boosted.”

Her positive test follows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi testing positive for COVID-19 in early April.