President Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Tuesday and will wear a mask while around others indoors after first lady Jill Biden tested positive for the virus a day earlier, the White House said.
The first lady is experiencing “mild symptoms” after testing positive Monday, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters. She will remain in Delaware to quarantine.
The president was tested for the virus Monday and again Tuesday, and he tested negative both days. He is not experiencing any symptoms, Jean-Pierre said.
Biden “will be masking while indoors and while around people, in alignment with CDC guidance,” Jean-Pierre said, and he will not wear a mask when he is sufficiently distanced from others and while outdoors.
The White House has said he will otherwise maintain a “regular” testing cadence in light of the first lady’s positive test.
The president is scheduled to leave Thursday for a trip to New Delhi, India, for the Group of 20 Summit. He will remain there for three days before traveling to Vietnam to meet with leaders there.
Jill Biden, who contracted COVID-19 last August, tested positive after spending the weekend with the president in Rehoboth Beach, Del. The two also traveled together to Florida on Saturday to tour damage from Hurricane Idalia.
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