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Kamala Harris suspended travel over the weekend after two people linked to the Biden campaign tested positive for coronavirus.
After three people associated with the Biden campaign tested positive for COVID-19, Senator Kamala Harris, the Democratic nominee for Vice-President, canceled all campaign travels until Sunday. The campaign states that Harris “was not in close contact” with either of the two people who tested positive: her campaign’s communication director and a flight crew member not employed by the campaign.
Sen. Harris is not required to quarantine under CDC guidelines, but she still has decided to cease travel and hold only virtual events “out of an abundance of caution.” Harris and her husband are regularly tested for COVID-19 and tested negative this past Wednesday. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was also on a plane with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19, but his campaign maintains that he will not quarantine since he was not in close proximity to the person.
Both members of the democratic ticket are sure to be extra careful after President Trump and the First Lady both tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month. Trump has since resumed in-person campaigning after being medically-declared non-infectious. Despite this, Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis led to the Committee on Presidential Debates canceling the in-person debate scheduled for October 16th. The two are set to face off again next Thursday, October 22nd.
POLITICS EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE