Kamala Harris suspends campaign travel after two members of her traveling party test positive for COVID-19

  • Sen. Kamala Harris is canceling her campaign travel through Sunday, after two people in her campaign traveling party tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Harris' communications director Liz Allen and a flight crew member, who is not a campaign staffer, recently tested positive for the disease, the Biden campaign said in a statement on Thursday. 
  • Harris was not in close contact with either individual but will still halt in-person campaigning out of an abundance of caution. 
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Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris is canceling her campaign travel through Sunday, after two people in her campaign traveling party tested positive for COVID-19.

The Biden campaign announced in a Thursday statement that Harris' communications director Liz Allen and a flight crew member, who is not on her campaign staff, recently tested positive for the disease.

Harris was not in "close contact" with either of the people in the 48 hours before their positive test results and thus does not need to quarantine under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines, the Biden campaign said, but Harris will still hold off on traveling and do virtual events instead "out of an abundance of caution."

Harris, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has been participating in the confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett remotely, via videoconference. The campaign said she will resume in-person campaigning on September 19.

The campaign said that Harris was most recently on a flight with the two individuals who tested positive on October 8, during which she wore a mask and stayed six feet part from the two people who tested positive. 

Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff, who joins her on the campaign trail, are regularly tested for COVID-19, with Harris most recently testing negative on Wednesday, October 14, the campaign stated. 

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