This is the second time Psaki has tested positive since October.
“Today, in preparation for travel to Europe, I took a PCR test this morning. That test came back positive, which means I will be adhering to [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)] guidance and no longer be traveling on the President’s trip to Europe,” Psaki said in a statement.
Psaki met twice with the president on Monday, though she says both interactions were socially distanced.
“Thanks to the vaccine, I have only experienced mild symptoms. In alignment with White House COVID-19 protocols, I will work from home and plan to return to work in person at the conclusion of a five-day isolation period and a negative test,” said Psaki.
On Wednesday, the president is expected to depart for Europe where he will meet with NATO forces and European allies in Brussels and visit Poland, which has accepted more than 2 million Ukrainian refugees since Russian’s invasion just under one month ago.