Harris Off The Trail After Two Staffers Test Positive For COVID
Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris suspends campaign travel and in-person events after her communications director and another staffer contract COVID-19. The campaign says neither team member had contact with Harris since their positive test.
Harris Suspends Travel After Staffer Tests COVID-19 Positive
Joe Biden’s presidential campaign said Thursday that vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris will suspend in-person events until Monday after two people associated with the campaign tested positive for coronavirus. The campaign said Biden had no exposure, though he and Harris spent several hours campaigning together in Arizona on Oct. 8. Harris was scheduled to travel Thursday to North Carolina for events encouraging voters to cast early ballots. The campaign told reporters Thursday morning that Harris’ communications director and a traveling staff member for her travel to Arizona tested positive after that Oct. 8 trip. (Barrow, 10/15)
Kamala Harris Cancels Trips After 2 Linked To Campaign Get COVID-19
The positive tests late Wednesday included a flight crew member, who doesn't work for the campaign, and the senator’s communications director, Liz Allen, according to Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon. Harris wasn’t in close contact with either person within two days of the tests and so faces no obligation to quarantine, Dillon said. “Regardless, out of an abundance of caution and in line with our campaign’s commitment to the highest levels of precaution, we are canceling Senator Harris’s travel through Sunday, October 18th,” Dillon said. (Jansen, 10/15)