Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris was just forced to halt all planned campaign travel for the weekend after one of of her top staffers was infected with COVID-19.
The Biden campaign confirmed the news in a press release Thursday morning. Harris herself has not yet addressed the development at the time of this publication.
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The Biden campaign confirmed in a statement on Thursday that a “non-staff flight crew member,” along with Harris’s communications director, Liz Allen, have both been diagnosed with COVID-19.
It appears that the outbreak is confined to just these individuals, but “out of an abundance of caution,” the Biden campaign is cancelling Harris’s travel through October 18th.
“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,” the statement read.
The press released admitted that Harris was on a flight with both individuals on October 8, but Harris was reportedly not “within six feet for more than 15 minutes with either individual” and wore an N95 mask throughout the duration of the flight.
“Regardless, out of an abundance of caution and in line with our campaign’s commitment to the highest levels of precaution, we are canceling Senator Haris’s travel through Sunday, October 18,” the statement continued, adding that Harris will “keep a robust and aggressive schedule of virtual campaign activities to reach voters all across the country during this time.”
Biden is safe
The Biden campaign was quick to assure voters that Joe Biden himself is not in danger of contracting the virus, as he was not in contact with their infected individual within 48 hours of their diagnosis.
Harris made the last-minute decision on Sunday to participate in Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings remotely after indicating multiple times on Twitter that she believed the in-person hearings constituted a danger to public health.
Harris tweeted just prior to announcing the decision that “by moving forward with Supreme Court confirmation hearings tomorrow—less than 2 weeks after members tested positive—Chairman Graham and Senate Republicans are endangering the lives of not just members and our staff, but the hardworking people who keep the Senate complex running.”