By ZEKE MILLER
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — First girl Jill Biden examined optimistic for COVID-19 and was experiencing “mild symptoms,” the White House introduced Tuesday. President Joe Biden continues to check unfavorable after lately recovering from the virus however will put on a masks indoors for 10 days as a precaution.
The Bidens have been vacationing in South Carolina since Aug. 10, and the 71-year-old first girl started experiencing signs on Monday. Jill Biden, like her husband, has been twice-vaccinated and twice-boosted with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. She has been prescribed the antiviral drug Paxlovid and can isolate on the trip dwelling for at the very least 5 days.
“Close contacts of the First Lady have been notified,” her communications director, Elizabeth Alexander, mentioned in an announcement “She is currently staying at a private residence in South Carolina and will return home after she receives two consecutive negative COVID tests.”
The president examined unfavorable for the virus on Tuesday morning, the White House mentioned, however can be sporting a masks indoors for 10 days. He plans to return to Washington on Tuesday to signal Democrats’ landmark local weather change and well being care invoice within the afternoon, earlier than persevering with to his dwelling in Wilmington, Delaware.
He recovered from a rebound case of the virus on Aug. 7.
“Consistent with CDC guidance because he is a close contact of the First Lady, he will mask for 10 days when indoors and in close proximity to others,” the White House mentioned. It mentioned it might enhance the president’s testing cadence and report these outcomes.