Washington: First lady Jill Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday, the White House announced.
“This evening, the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19. She is currently experiencing only mild symptoms. She will remain at their home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware,” the first lady’s spokesperson Elizabeth Alexander said.
President Joe Biden has tested negative, according to the White House.
An administration official said that there are no changes to White House Covid protocols or to the president’s schedule at this time.
The diagnosis of the first lady comes amid a busy week for Joe Biden, who delivered a Labor Day speech in Philadelphia earlier in the day.
The president is scheduled to present the Medal of Honor to an Army captain in a White House ceremony on Tuesday before departing for the G20 Summit in India on Thursday.
Last summer, the first lady tested positive for Covid-19 while vacationing in South Carolina in August, according to CNN news.
President Joe Biden tested positive last July. Both experienced rebound cases shortly after being treated with Paxlovid.