An administrative member of the aviation company that charters Joe Biden’s plane tested positive for Covid-19, according to campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon.
The campaign says that Biden was "not in close contact, as defined by the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention], with this individual at any time" and that there is no need for Biden to quarantine.
According to the campaign, the person traveled on the plane during the former vice president’s trip to Ohio on Monday and Florida on Tuesday, and was stationed in the last row of the 737 aircraft — over 50 feet away from Biden — throughout all of the flights.
This distance is well beyond the standard two rows (in front and behind) of distance the CDC generally uses when conducting contact investigations on aircraft for infectious diseases.
Biden tweeted about the member of the company that charters his plane testing positive for Covid-19, saying the discovery was made during the campaign's contact tracing.
Biden reiterated that the individual was more than 50 feet away and noted as CNN reported earlier, that he was tested for Covid-19 on Wednesday night and it came back negative.