A fully vaccinated and boosted White House aide who spent time with 79-year-old Brandon on Friday tested positive for Covid-19.
The White House said Brandon tested negative for Covid on Monday and will test again on Wednesday.
The staffer spent 30 minutes in close proximity to Brandon aboard Air Force One during a flight from South Carolina to Pennsylvania on Friday.
“This staff member is fully vaccinated and boosted, and tested negative prior to boarding Air Force One, as is required for everyone traveling with the President,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement. “This staff member did not begin to experience symptoms until Sunday, and was tested on Monday.”
“The President is tested on a regular basis. As part of that regular testing, the President received an antigen test Sunday, and tested negative,” Psaki said. “This morning, after being notified of the staffer’s positive test, the President received a PCR test and tested negative. He will be tested again on Wednesday.”
Citing the CDC, Jen Psaki said Brandon does not need to quarantine because he is vaccinated.