published : 2023-09-05

First lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19 for second time

First lady is double-vaccinated, twice boosted

First lady Jill Biden speaks during a panel on cancer during a visit to the Mays Cancer Center, February 23, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV)

First lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from her office on Monday. President Biden tested negative for the virus.

This evening, the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19. She is currently experiencing only mild symptoms. She will remain at their home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

First lady Jill Biden walks alongside her husband, President Biden, during a public event in Washington, D.C. (Photo taken with Nikon D850)

The last time the 72-year-old tested positive for the virus was in August 2022. At the time, she was staying at a private residence in South Carolina.

Following the First Lady's positive test for COVID-19, President Biden was administered a COVID test this evening. The President tested negative. The President will test at a regular cadence this week and monitor for symptoms.

A close-up shot of Jill Biden wearing a face mask while attending a press conference on COVID-19 safety measures. (Photo taken with Sony Alpha a7 III)

The announcement comes amid rising COVID cases and hospitalizations throughout the country as several hospital systems have reinstated mask-wearing requirements for patients and staff.