Pelosi tests positive for COVID-19

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tested positive for COVID-19, according to her office, marking the first time the Democratic leader has contracted the virus after two years of rigorous courtship Coronavirus logs in the house.

Her rep made the announcement Thursday when 82-year-old Pelosi was scheduled to hold her weekly press conference at the US Capitol.

“After testing negative this week, Speaker Pelosi received a positive test result for COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic,” tweeted Drew Hammill. “The speaker is fully vaccinated and refreshed and is grateful for the robust protection the vaccine provides.”

President Joe Biden kisses Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of California during an Affordable Care Act event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 5, 2022. At left is the whip of the House majority James Clyburn, DS .c. and at right is Rep. Susan Wild, D-Pa. Pelosi has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic, her rep Drew Hammill said in a tweet on Thursday, April 7. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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He added, “The speaker is quarantined in accordance with CDC guidelines and encourages everyone to get vaccinated, boosted and tested regularly.”

Pelosi was at the White House Wednesday, in close proximity to President Biden, for a bill signing event for postal reform legislation. She was unmasked alongside Biden. Also on Tuesday, Pelosi was at the White House for the Affordable Care Act event with Biden and former President Obama. She was seen kissing Biden on the cheek at that event on Tuesday.

President Joe Biden signs the 2022 Postal Service Reform Bill in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 6, 2022. From left, Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY, and Senator Rob Portman watch , R-Ohio, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, Rep. James Clyburn, DS.C., Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Annette Taylor.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Joe Biden signs the 2022 Postal Service Reform Bill in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 6, 2022. From left, Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY, and Senator Rob Portman watch , R-Ohio, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, Rep. James Clyburn, DS.C., Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Annette Taylor. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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The White House said Thursday that Biden tested negative for the virus Wednesday night and Pelosi was not considered a close contact — as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as being at least 15 minutes apart and less than 15 minutes apart two meters defined .

“The President is not considered a close contact of Speaker Pelosi defined by the CDC. The President saw Speaker Pelosi at White House events and had brief interactions over the past two days,” the White House said in a statement. “Last night the President tested negative as part of his regular testing rhythm. He will continue to be tested regularly. The President wishes Speaker Pelosi a speedy recovery.”

Also Biden’s sister Valarie Biden Owens allegedly tested positive for COVID-19. And two of Biden’s cabinet members tested positive this week: Attorney General Merrick Garland and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo after attending the Gridiron Dinner in Washington, DC on Saturday

Pelosi was quick to support mask mandates, social distancing and proxy voting in the House of Representatives as the pandemic began. But with the widespread availability of vaccines and boosters, restrictions have eased in recent months to mark Biden’s first formal State of the Union address before full Congress.

President Joe Biden signs the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. The long-contested Postal Service overhaul has been underway for years.  It comes amid widespread complaints of email service slowdowns.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Joe Biden signs the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. The long-contested Postal Service overhaul has been underway for years. It comes amid widespread complaints of email service slowdowns. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 5: Former President Barack Obama hugs Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the end of an event marking the passage of the Affordable Care Act 2010 in the East Room of the White House on April 5, 2022 in Washington, D.C.  With then-Vice President Joe Biden at his side, Obama signed “Obamacare” into law on March 23, 2010.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 5: Former President Barack Obama hugs Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the end of an event marking the passage of the Affordable Care Act 2010 in the East Room of the White House on April 5, 2022 in Washington, D.C. With then-Vice President Joe Biden at his side, Obama signed “Obamacare” into law on March 23, 2010. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Fox News’ Pat Ward and Isabelle Beyda contributed to this report.

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