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A White House official and a staffer in the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) have each tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a reception together, Axios reported Tuesday .
The positive diagnoses occurred after the Pelosi staffer met with a delegation of Democratic lawmakers from Texas, who fled their state to obstruct the passage of an election security bill supported by state Republicans. Of that delegation, six lawmakers have now tested positive for COVID-19 after traveling to Washington, D.C., while appearing to ignore face mask and social distancing recommendations. ON PLANE TO DC: Texas Democratic lawmakers are leaving state to break quorum to stop Republican voting bill. Vetera… https://t.co/V0aNe3QrH5 — ScottGordonNBC5 (@ScottGordonNBC5) 1626120584.0 A White House spokesman confirmed the positive cases, adding that neither the White House official nor Pelosi’s aide were showing severe symptoms because both had previously been vaccinated.
“We know that there will be breakthrough cases, but as this instance shows, cases in vaccinated individuals are typically mild,” the spokesman told Axios.
The Pelosi staffer and the White House official, who each tested positive, both attended a rooftop reception at the Hotel Eaton last Wednesday evening. Previously, the Pelosi staffer met with the Texas lawmakers and ushered them around the Capitol.
Neither individual has had recent direct contact with either President Joe Biden or Speaker Pelosi.
“Yesterday, a fully vaccinated White House official tested positive for COVID-19 off campus,” the White House spokesperson said in a statement.
“In accordance with our rigorous COVID-19 protocols, the official remains off campus as they wait for a confirmatory PCR test. The White House Medical Unit has conducted contact tracing interviews and determined no close contacts among White House principals and staff. The individual has mild symptoms.”
The spokesperson added, “The White House is prepared for breakthrough cases with regular testing. This is another reminder of the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines against severe illness or hospitalization. We wish our colleague a speedy recovery.”
Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, said, “Yesterday, a fully-vaccinated senior spokesperson in the Speaker’s press office tested positive for COVID after contact with members of the Texas state legislature last […]
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