The White House announced Monday evening that Jill Brandon has tested positive for COVID-19 while on vacation in Delaware and is “experiencing only mild symptoms.” Jill Brandon is double-vaxxed and twice boosted. Jill previously tested positive in August 2022 and again that month in a rebound case after treatment with Paxlovid. Jill’s case comes as a new wave of COVID hysteria has started with the emergence of a new variant (Pirola).
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A follow-up statement by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Brandon tested negative for COVID Monday evening.
The Bidens were on vacation this weekend in Rehoboth, Delaware. Joe returned to the White House on Monday after giving a Labor Day speech in Philadelphia. Jill remained behind in Rehoboth Beach.
President Brandon returns to the White House after spending Labor Day Weekend in Delaware and PA. pic.twitter.com/uMHsO5aYll
— DJ Judd (@DJJudd) September 4, 2023
Statement from the First Lady’s Communications Director Elizabeth Alexander
This evening, the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19. She is currently experiencing only mild symptoms. She will remain at their home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
This evening, the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19.
She is currently experiencing only mild symptoms. She will remain at their home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. pic.twitter.com/drRRQ49gQ9
— Elizabeth Alexander (@EAlexander46) September 5, 2023
Following the First Lady’s positive test for COVID-19, President Brandon was administered a COVID test this evening. The President tested negative. The President will test at a regular cadence this week and monitor for symptoms.
Following the First Lady’s positive test for COVID-19, President Brandon was administered a COVID test this evening. The President tested negative. The President will test at a regular cadence this week and monitor for symptoms.https://t.co/SyGs7w5x7T
— Karine Jean-Pierre (@PressSec) September 5, 2023
The White House announced in August 2022 that Jill Brandon had been twice vaccinated and twice boosted when she caught her first case of COVID.
After testing negative for COVID-19 on Monday during her regular testing cadence, the First Lady began to develop cold-like symptoms late in the evening. She tested negative again on a rapid antigen test, but a PCR test came back positive. The First Lady is double-vaccinated, twice boosted, and only experiencing mild symptoms. She has been prescribed a course of Paxlovid and, following CDC guidance, will isolate from others for at least five days. Close contacts of the First Lady have been notified. She is currently staying at a private residence in South Carolina and will return home after she receives two consecutive negative COVID tests.
Brandon tested positive for COVID in July 2022 and like Jill had a rebound case after treatment with Paxlovid.
Folks, today I tested positive for COVID again.
This happens with a small minority of folks.
I’ve got no symptoms but I am going to isolate for the safety of everyone around me.
I’m still at work, and will be back on the road soon.
— President Brandon (@POTUS) July 30, 2022