None of the candidates were in close contact with the infected, but Kamala Harris canceled trips for the next few days.
The Campaign headquarters of democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said that two people associated with his campaign were diagnosed with coronavirus the day before. We are talking about one of the flight crew members and Liz Allen, the Director of public relations for Senator Kamala Harris, who is running alongside Joe Biden.
According to the headquarters, Senator Harris was not in close contact with any of the patients, and she does not need to comply with quarantine. As a precautionary measure, it was decided to cancel all her planned trips until next Saturday. The US Vice presidential candidate will continue to participate in the virtual mode campaign actively and resume pre-election events in person from Monday.
Since receiving a positive result, none of the patients have had any contact with Biden, Harris, or other democratic campaign headquarters employees. According to the Protocol, the patients were tested on their return to work after attending personal events. They had previously been on the same plane as Kamala Harris on October 8, but all three were wearing N95 protective masks and were not within two meters of each other for more than 15 minutes, which would be classified as close contact. Before and after the flight, the tests of the two patients were negative.
Harris has had PCR tests twice since October 8, which came back negative. The last analysis was made on Wednesday, October 14. Other employees on the same flight are also regularly tested.
“Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Biden and Harris campaign staff has taken every precaution to limit the spread of COVID-19. Today’s extremely cautious steps are a manifestation of this responsible behavior,” the headquarters stressed.