Kamala Harris Suspends In-Person Events after Campaign Staffer Contracts COVID-19

John Paluska | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Friday, October 16, 2020
Kamala Harris, Harris cancels campaign travel after staffer tests positive for COVID-19

Kamala Harris Suspends In-Person Events after Campaign Staffer Contracts COVID-19

After a fight crew and her communications director tested positive for COVID-19, Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris has canceled all campaign travel through the weekend.

According to ABC7 NY, Harris has tested negative for COVID-19, but is choosing to shelter in place and self-quarantine “out of an abundance of caution.”

According to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon, "Senator Harris was not in close contact, as defined by the CDC, with either of these individuals during the two days prior to their positive tests; as such, there is no requirement for quarantine."

Harris echoed this announcement in a series of tweets writing, “Late last night, I learned a non-staff flight crew member & a member of my team tested positive for COVID. I wasn’t in close contact—as defined by the CDC—with either during the 2 days prior to their positive tests. I've had 2 negative tests this week & am not showing symptoms.”

She continued, “Both the crew member and the staff member were wearing N95 masks at all points they were near me, and our doctors believe that we were not exposed under CDC guidelines. Out of an abundance of caution, I will cancel travel through Sunday and continue to campaign virtually.”

The suspension of travel has led to the campaign cancelling a rally in North Carolina.

O’Malley Dillon further shared that an administrator of the aviation company that charters Biden’s flights also tested positive.

According to Politico, however, on Thursday, Biden tested negative for COVID-19.

This comes just weeks after President Trump and the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19. Their son, Barron, later tested positive as well. Trump was hospitalized for 3 days at Walter Reed Medical Center. At the time of this writing, all three are reportedly COVID-19 free.

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John Paluska has been a contributor for Christian Headlines since 2016 and is the founder of The Washington Gazette, a news outlet he relaunched in 2019 as a response to the constant distribution of fake news.