First lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday and President Biden’s test results have come back negative, according to the White House.
Jill Biden, 72, is “currently experiencing only mild symptoms,” her communications director Elizabeth Alexander said in a statement.
“She will remain at their home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware,” Alexander added.
Joe Biden, 80, was administered a COVID-19 test Monday night following the first lady’s positive test, according to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
“The President tested negative. The President will test at a regular cadence this week and monitor for symptoms,” Jean-Pierre said in a statement.
Jill Biden is experiencing “mild symptoms,” according to the White House.AFP via Getty Images
President Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Monday night. AFP via Getty Images
The first lady accompanied her husband to Florida on Saturday where the couple toured areas hard-hit by Hurricane Idalia. They were joined on the ground by Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and met with several first responders, federal personnel and local officials during the short visit.
The Bidens ventured to their Rehoboth Beach, Del., house after the Florida trip and the president spent part of Sunday at mass at St. Edmond Roman Catholic Church.
The first couple spent the weekend in Florida and Delaware, before President Biden visited Philadelphia on Monday and then returned to the White House.REUTERS
The president departed Delaware early Labor Day Monday to speak at a rally for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) in Philadelphia.
He is slated to travel to India from Sept. 7 to Sept. 10 for the Group of 20 Summit, a trip that will include a stop in Hanoi, Vietnam.