Despite having mild symptoms, first lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, according to her spokeswoman.
Following his wife’s positive test, President Joe Biden underwent a virus test; however, his results were negative.
Karine Jean-Pierre, the press secretary for the White House, said the president would continue to undergo routine testing and would be kept on the lookout for any symptoms.
For the time being, Jill Biden will stay at the couple’s house in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, according to Elizabeth Alexander, the communications director. The first lady, who teaches English and writing at Northern Virginia Community College, was scheduled to begin the new academic year on Tuesday.
She was coordinating with school administrators to find substitute teachers for her classes because of her condition, according to Alexander. The first lady and her husband left on Saturday for Florida to check on Hurricane Idalia’s damage.
Before going to a union event in Philadelphia on Monday and returning to the White House, President Biden first spent a portion of the Labor Day weekend at the Delaware beach house. The Bidens both previously acquired COVID last summer.