Biden, Harris react to staffers' positive coronavirus test

Elias Hubbard
October 19, 2020

In 2016, Republican President Donald Trump won the state by 8 percentage points.

One loss for Harris: She won't get the media coverage she would have received had she attended.

She was scheduled to appear in North Carolina today, a competitive battleground state where early voting just started and Trump is due to campaign as well.

"Her role is to keep the base engaged and voter turnout up".

The campaign said Harris and Biden have not been together since campaigning together for several hours October 8 in Arizona, The Associated Press reported. Harris participated in Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings in the Senate this week but she worked from her Senate office and piped into the committee via camera. Trump won OH with 51.8% in 2016.

To be sure, Harris has tested negative for the coronavirus multiple times since learning about Allen and the non-staff flight crew member. All of his Covid tests have been negative as well and he will return to in-person campaigning on Friday. "It is possible to stop the spread".

"This is the sort of conduct we have continuously modeled in this campaign", she said.

Biden Campaign Manager Jen O'Malley Dillon said the senator had no close contact with either infected staff member in the two days before the positive test, and was therefore not required to quarantine. The Biden Harris campaign has maintained strict protocols to protect their team, which includes closing their campaign office in Philadelphia and having staff work remotely.

Mr Trump and his wife both tested positive for the deadly virus two weeks ago.

Since the flight, Ms Harris has tested negative twice for the virus and was not in close contact with either of the people who came back positive.

"The last time I saw them was about seven days ago and I have consistently tested negative and they are doing well", Harris told a virtual fundraiser Thursday.

She was also expected to travel to OH and Pennsylvania this weekend. He greeted a tightly packed, mostly unmasked crowd there to hear a president who still isn't offering the public a detailed timeline of any COVID-19 tests or his treatment course since a three-day stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after he announced on October 2 that he had contracted the virus that has killed more than 217,000 Americans.

Biden has not curtailed his campaign activity. The other was a non-campaign staff flight crew member.

And yet despite the White House outbreak, the Trump administration has continued to be cagey about everything from contact tracing to mask wearing to the president's health.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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