First lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19 for second time
First lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from her office on Monday. President Biden tested negative for the virus.
‘This evening, the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19,’ the statement reads. ‘She is currently experiencing only mild symptoms. She will remain at their home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.’
The first lady is double-vaccinated, twice boosted, according to a statement from her communications director last year.
The last time the 72-year-old tested positive for the virus was in August 2022. At the time, she was staying at a private residence in South Carolina.
‘Following the First Lady’s positive test for COVID-19, President Biden was administered a COVID test this evening,’ White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. ‘The President tested negative. The President will test at a regular cadence this week and monitor for symptoms.’
The announcement comes amid rising COVID cases and hospitalizations throughout the country as several hospital systems have reinstated mask-wearing requirements for patients and staff.