Susan Rice, the White House domestic policy adviser, has become the latest member of the Biden administration to report testing positive for the coronavirus, announcing Monday on Twitter that she had received the result this morning.
“I’m feeling fine and grateful to be vaccinated and double boosted,” Ms. Rice wrote. She added that she had last seen President Biden in person on Wednesday while wearing a mask and that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, he was “not considered a close contact.”
A person is considered a close contact when they have been less than six feet away from an infected person for at least 15 minutes over a 24-hour period, the C.D.C. guidance says.
Ms. Rice is among a handful of high-ranking officials and members of the media who have tested positive for the coronavirus, renewing concern about President Biden’s potential exposure.
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SOURCE: The New York Times, Livia Albeck-Ripka