Vice President Kamala Harris examined and turned positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the White House introduced, underscoring the persistence of the extremely contagious virus even because the U.S. eases restrictions in a bid to revert to pre-pandemic normalcy.

The White Home mentioned Tuesday that Harris examined optimistic on each fast and a PCR checks, and mentioned she “has exhibited no signs.” Harris will isolate at her residence however proceed to work remotely, and would solely return to the White Home as soon as she checks unfavorable for the virus.

Harris, 57, acquired her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine weeks earlier than taking workplace and a second dose simply days after Inauguration Day in 2021. She acquired a booster shot in late October and an extra booster on April 1.

Absolutely vaccinated and boosted folks have a excessive diploma of safety towards severe sickness and loss of life from COVID-19, notably from the commonest and extremely transmissible omicron variant.

The White Home mentioned neither President Joe Biden nor first girl Jill Biden have been thought-about a “shut contact” of Harris in latest days.