Harris to return to campaign trail Monday for first time since aide tests positive for COVID-19

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisTrump digs in on conspiracy theory over bin Laden raid Trump wishes Harris ‘the best’ after aide tests positive for COVID-19 Harris to return to campaign trail Monday for first time since aide tests positive for COVID-19 MORE will hit the campaign trail Monday for the first time since her travel was suspended this week after an aide tested positive for the coronavirus. 

The campaign said Harris will travel to Orlando and Jacksonville, Fla., for the first day of in-person early voting in the Sunshine State, a crucial battleground where polls show a neck-and-neck race in the final sprint to Election Day.

Harris will be holding her first in-person campaign event since two staffers on Joe BidenJoe BidenConservatives seize on New York Post story to push Section 230 reform Trump wishes Harris ‘the best’ after aide tests positive for COVID-19 Pennsylvania rejects 372K mail-in ballot applications following primary confusion: report MORE’s presidential campaign, including Harris’s communications director, tested positive for the coronavirus.

Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said Thursday that neither infected individual was in close contact, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with Harris or Biden but that Harris’s travel would be canceled through Sunday out of an abundance of caution.

“Regardless, 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’s travel through Sunday, October 18th, but she will keep a robust and aggressive schedule of virtual campaign activities to reach voters all across the country during this time,” Dillon said in a statement Thursday morning. 

The Biden campaign has sought to pose a stark contrast with President TrumpDonald John TrumpLatest Mnuchin-Pelosi call produces ‘encouraging news on testing’ for stimulus package China warns it will detain American nationals following DOJ prosecution of Chinese scholars: report Musician John Fogerty issues cease and desist over Trump use of ‘Fortunate Son’ MORE over its handling of the virus, ensuring that staffers and Biden and Harris wear masks when they are around other people and hitting Trump over his lax stance on face coverings and his handling of the virus overall. 

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