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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.

The Democratic Vice Presidential nominee has suspended her travel through Sunday after her communications director, Liz Allen, and a non-staff flight crew member on her campaign plane contracted the coronavirus.

The Harris campaign, which learned about the results Wednesday night, added neither the senator nor former VP Biden were in close contact with either of the individuals during the 2 days prior to their positive tests. As a result, they say the candidates don’t need to quarantine, but “out of an abundance of caution and in line with our campaign’s commitment to the highest levels of precaution, we are canceling Senator Harris’ travel through Sunday.”

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.