Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris’ trip to North Carolina has been canceled after two campaign staffers tested positive for COVID-19, the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris campaign announced Thursday.
Instead, Harris is planning to hold a virtual event in North Carolina on the first day of early vote Thursday. She will join Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, Congresswoman Alma Adams, and leaders across the state to celebrate the first day of in-person early voting. Senator Harris will emphasize the ease of voting early in North Carolina and fire up voters less than three weeks away from the November election.
Sen. Harris campaign travel is grounded for a bit … after 2 people connected to her campaign tested positive for COVID-19.
Harris was scheduled to be in Charlotte and Asheville as the state kicks off early voting Thursday. According to the Biden-Harris campaign, Sen. Harris was not in close contact as defined by the CDC with either staff member and will not quarantine. The staff members were identified as a non-staff flight crew member and Liz Allen, the communications director to Sen. Harris.
Harris will return to in-person campaigning on October 19. Neither staff member have had close contact with Biden, Harris or any other campaign staffers since testing positive or in the 48 hours prior to their test result. Harris, according to the Biden campaign, has been tested twice for COVID-19 since October 8 with both results coming back negative, with the most recent test result being delivered on Wednesday, October 14.