Kamala Harris Halts Travel After Two Staffers Test Positive For COVID

By Bill Galluccio

October 15, 2020

Joe Biden's presidential campaign announced that his running-mate, Kamala Harris, will be canceling her events for the rest of the week after a flight crew member and Harris' communications director, Liz Allen, tested positive for COVID-19.

Biden's campaign manager, Jen O'Malley Dillon, said that Harris was not in close contact with either person before they tested positive.

"Neither of these people have had contact with Vice President Biden, Senator Harris or any other staffers since testing positive or in the 48 hours prior to their positive test results," O'Malley Dillon said.

She said they both attended personal events over the past week and were tested before they returned to work.

"After being with Senator Harris, both individuals attended personal, non-campaign events in the past week. Under our campaign's strict health protocols, both individuals had to be tested before returning to their work with the campaign from these personal events," she said in a statement. "These protocols help protect the campaign, the staff, and anyone who they may have contact with; the importance of having such protocols -- which include testing before resuming duties, regular testing while working in-person, isolation after time off, and masking and distancing while on campaign duties -- have been illustrated once again."

The campaign said that Harris has taken two PCR tests for coronavirus since October 8 and tested negative.

Harris is expected to return to the campaign trail on Monday.

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