Washington- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, a spokesperson for the California Democrat said.
Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, tweeted that she is currently asymptomatic. The speaker is fully vaccinated and received his booster shot.
“After testing negative this week, President Pelosi received a positive test result for COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic,” Hammill said. noted in a pair of tweets. “The President is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is grateful for the robust protection the vaccine has provided. The President will quarantine in accordance with CDC guidelines and encourages everyone to get vaccinated, boosted and tested regularly.”
Pelosi was at the White House for two events on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday, she attended an Affordable Care Act event with former President Barack Obama, members of Mr. Biden’s cabinet and other lawmakers. Then, on Wednesday, she joined Mr. Biden on stage for the signing of the Postal Service Reform Act.
The White House said Wednesday that the president was last tested for COVID-19 on Monday and tested negative. Pelosi was to lead a congressional delegation to Asia during the two-week congressional recess, which is scheduled to begin on Friday. But Hamill said the trip would be postponed.
She is the latest high-profile Washington figure to test positive for the virus this week, joining the attorney generaland Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, among others. The two Cabinet members, along with Democratic Representatives Adam Schiff of California and Joaquin Castro of Texas, who also contracted COVID-19 this week, attended the annual Gridiron Club dinner in Washington on Saturday.
Pelosi did not attend the rally, according to The Washington Post.