(RightWing.org) – Two weeks ago, COVID-19 sidelined President Trump and his campaign after he was diagnosed with the virus. This week, the disease crossed the political aisle and hit the Democrats.
Liz Allen, communications director for Vice-presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) communications director and a flight crew member on her team tested positive for the sickness on Thursday, October 15.
BREAKING: @KamalaHarris' Communications Director Liz Allen and a non-staff flight crew member have tested positive for coronavirus.
The campaign announces halted travel for Harris through the weekend even though they say she was "not in close contact" to the individuals. pic.twitter.com/MZ0JeaPVCo
— Marianna Sotomayor (@MariannaNBCNews) October 15, 2020
Out of caution, Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said all in-person events for Harris were suspended until Monday. The campaign says Biden’s running mate was not in direct contact with Allen or the flight crew member. Additionally, they claim that Democratic nominee Joe Biden didn’t have exposure to those infected. However, he and Harris did travel together on October 8 while campaigning in Arizona.
Dillon said Harris would not quarantine. However, while she won’t be doing in-person events, the Senator will be keeping a busy schedule holding virtual campaign events to talk to voters across the country.
According to Harvard Medical School, it may take up to one week, or longer, for an infected person with COVID-19 to test positive.
We’ll let you know if the disease has a longer impact on the senator’s campaign.
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