First Lady Jill Biden has been diagnosed with Covid-19 on Monday, reporting "mild symptoms," while President Joe Biden's test results have returned negative.
The diagnosis has disrupted the First Lady's plans to start the fall semester at Northern Virginia Community College. Efforts are underway to arrange substitute coverage for her classes.
Dr. Jill Biden, aged 72, is currently at the family's home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, where she will be monitored by the White House medical team. Her return to the White House will depend on the team's guidance.
Due to her diagnosis, the first lady will not be participating in her scheduled speaking engagement at a send-off dinner for the US team competing in the Invictus Games in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Currently, there have been no alterations to the White House's Covid measures or President Biden's agenda. His plans include bestowing the Medal of Honor upon an Army captain and participating in the G20 Summit hosted in India.
Jill Biden's diagnosis comes at a time of renewed attention to COVID-19 as the world enters the fourth virus season since its emergence. Variants and evolving challenges continue to be a concern in the ongoing battle against the virus.