Crew Member on Joe Biden’s Aviation Team Tested Positive For Covid-19
According to former Vice President Joe Biden, a member of his charter flight crew who shuttled him to his campaign stops in Ohio and Florida has tested positive for the coronavirus this week.
ABC News says the positive Covid-19 result came after contacting tracing was put in place by the campaign after Sen. Kamala Harris’ communications director and a non-staff flight crew member tested positive.
On Thursday, Biden tweeted, “During our contact tracing, we discovered around noon today that a member of the company that charters my airplane has also tested positive for COVID.” He said, “This crew member was on the plane with me but was more than 50 feet away. My COVID test from last night came back negative.”
Earlier that day, Biden’s campaign issued a statement, saying that he didn’t come into contact with any of the individuals who tested positive in Harris’ camp.
Campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said in a statement that an “an administrative member of the Aviation company that charters Vice President Biden’s aircraft tested positive for COVID-19.” She added, “Given these facts, we have been advised by the Vice President’s doctor and the campaign’s medical advisors that there is no need for the Vice President to quarantine.”