Obama, Emhoff test positive for COVID-19
Free Press wire reports | 3/17/2022, 6 p.m.
Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House announced Tuesday.
Vice President Kamala Harris tested negative, but is curtailing her schedule as a result of her husband’s positive test.
The announcement came days after former President Obama announced his own positive test results in a social media post last Sunday.
“I’ve had a scratchy throat for a couple days, but am feeling fine otherwise,” President Obama wrote in a social media post. “Michelle and I are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted, and she has tested negative.” Vice President Harris shared a similar sentiment in a post Tuesday evening: “Doug is doing fine and we are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted. I have tested negative and will continue to test.”
Vice President Harris and Mr. Emhoff both received their first doses of the Moderna vaccine weeks before taking office and their second dose just after Inauguration Day in January 2021. They received booster shots in late October. The White House did not immediately respond when asked if Mr. Emhoff was recently in close contact with President Biden or First Lady Jill Biden. Before Mr. Emhoff’s test results were made public, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden had tested negative for COVID-19 on Sunday.