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White House Press Secretary Psaki Tests Positive for COVID

FILE - White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, March 14, 2022.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki tested positive Tuesday for COVID-19 and will not be joining President Joe Biden on his upcoming trip to Europe.

"Today, in preparation for travel to Europe, I took a PCR test this morning. That test came back positive, which means I will be adhering to CDC guidance and no longer be traveling on the President's trip to Europe," she wrote on Twitter.

"I had two socially-distanced meetings with the President yesterday, and he is not considered a close contact as defined by CDC guidance. I am sharing the news of my positive test today out of an abundance of transparency. The President tested negative today via PCR test," she added.

She said she had only experienced mild symptoms so far.

Later this week, Biden will attend a NATO summit, a G-7 meeting, and a European Council summit in Brussels, all focused on the situation in Ukraine, before traveling to Poland.