The Coronavirus Does Not Have a Political Bias – Kamala Harris Halts Travel

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., arrives on Capitol Hill for the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Coronavirus has crossed over to the other side of the aisle. After multiple high profile Republicans, including President Trump, tested positive in the past two weeks, Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris has suspended her travel through Sunday after her communications director, Liz Allen and a flight crew member on her campaign tested positive for COVID-19. The Biden campaign said neither Harris nor Biden were in close contact with either person who tested positive within the last two days. Although the candidates don’t need to quarantine, they are shutting down the road show for a few days.

Harris was scheduled to travel to North Carolina to campaign Thursday, an important stop in a potential swing state. Biden’s campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said that Harris tested negative for COVID on Wednesday and would undergo another test Thursday.  She will return to the campaign trail, barring a future positive test, on Monday. But according to O’Malley Dillon “she will keep a robust and aggressive schedule of virtual campaign activities to reach voters all across the country during this time.”

Harris tweeted her status Thursday morning, “Late last night, I learned a non-staff flight crew member & a member of my team tested positive for COVID. I wasn’t in close contact—as defined by the CDC—with either during the 2 days prior to their positive tests. I’ve had 2 negative tests this week & am not showing symptoms.”

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