Spokeswoman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday following a meeting last week with members of the Texas Legislature who fled the state for Washington , DC
Drew Hammill, one of Pelosi’s main associates, said the staff member was fully vaccinated and had not had recent contact with the California Democrat, although the president’s office is taking extra precautions as a result.
“Yesterday, a fully vaccinated senior spokesperson for the President’s press office tested positive for COVID after contact with members of the Texas state legislature last week,” Hammill said in a statement obtained by Fox News.
“This person has had no contact with the president since the exposure. The entire press office is working remotely today, except for people who have not had any exposure to the person or who have had a recent negative test. Our office will continue to follow the guidelines of the Attending Physician’s Office closely. “
Separately, Axios reported that a White House official also tested positive for the coronavirus after attending the same rooftop reception with Pelosi staff member last Wednesday evening. The White House aide was also fully vaccinated, reports the outlet.
“We know there will be groundbreaking cases, but as this example shows, cases in vaccinated individuals are generally mild,” a White House official told Axios.
The news comes after six members of the Texas delegation tested positive for the virus after leaving the State Capitol and traveled to Washington to try to thwart a special legislative session where Republicans are seeking to pass legislation. new electoral reforms.
This is a developing story. Please check for updates.
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