REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — Jill Biden, the first lady of the United States, has tested negative for the COVID-19 virus. So, on Sunday, her office said that she would leave South Carolina, where she has been quarantined since coming back from a trip with President Joe Biden, and go to their beach house in Delaware to join her husband.
The White House made the announcement on Tuesday that the first lady, who is 71 years old, had gotten a positive test result for the coronavirus. Like her husband, the first lady has also been vaccinated and boosted with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine four times. Monday was the first day she noticed any symptoms.
On August 7, the 79-year-old president made a full recovery after a second round of the virus.
Elizabeth Alexander, a spokeswoman for the Biden family, said that Jill Biden was given the antiviral medication Paxlovid and kept in isolation at the family’s vacation home on Kiawah Island for a period of five days until she got negative results from two consecutive COVID-19 tests. On Sunday evening, Jill Biden was scheduled to travel to Delaware.