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Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for COVID - read statement

The Vice President is reported to be experiencing no symptoms

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Beatriz Colon
Beatriz ColonOnline News WriterNew York
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Kamala Harris has tested positive for COVID-19. The news was announced via a White House statement Tuesday afternoon.

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The Vice President just returned from a weeklong trip to her home state of California. 

The announcement maintained that she has not been in close contact with President Biden due to their conflicting travel schedules.

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She made her return to the White House from her trip Tuesday morning, and took a COVID-19 test immediately upon her arrival.

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The politician was inundated with support upon the statement's release, with fans sending well wishes as her Press Secretary Kirsten Allen revealed she was experiencing no symptoms.

The announcement read: "Today, Vice President Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on rapid and PCR tests. She has exhibited no symptoms, will isolate and continue to work from the Vice President’s residence."

Kamala Harris tested positive for COVID, according to a statement

She continued to explain that: "She will follow CDC guidelines and the advice of her physicians. The Vice President will return to the White House when she tests negative."

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Fans rushed to wish her a speedy recovery, writing comments such as: "Thankfully @VP is fully vaccinated and boosted — stay healthy! Keep up the great work," and: "Wishing VP a speedy recovery," as well as: "Thank you for the update! She is loved."

The VP hasn't been in close contact with President Biden

Per CNN, the Vice President "had been scheduled to receive her intelligence briefing at 10:15 am ET Tuesday at the White House alongside President Joe Biden."

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