First lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House said Tuesday.
The first lady, who is double-vaxxed and boosted, returned a positive PCR test after developing “cold-like symptoms” Monday evening, according to a statement from her spokesperson, Elizabeth Alexander.
The White House added that President Biden had tested negative for COVID-19 Tuesday morning, but would wear a mask for 10 days when indoors and around others due to his being a close contact of his wife.
The president was scheduled to return to Washington later Tuesday to sign the $737 billion Inflation Reduction Act into law before continuing on to his home in Delaware.
It was not immediately clear whether the first lady’s positive test would impact those plans.
Jill Biden will self-isolate for at least five days and remain at the South Carolina home where the first family had been vacationing until she receives two consecutive negative COVID tests.
She is experiencing mild symptoms, the White House said.