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Harris pauses travel over COVID-19

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 10/15/20, 02:58 pm

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate will suspend in-person campaigning until at least Monday. Sen. Kamala Harris’ communications director and a nonstaff flight crew member she traveled with tested positive for the coronavirus. Campaign manager Jennifer O’Malley Dillon said Harris and presidential nominee Joe Biden tested negative after their recent travels, and Harris said she is not required to quarantine under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

How will this affect the Biden campaign? Harris planned to visit the battleground states of Ohio and North Carolina this week. Instead, she will attend virtual campaign events. Her husband, Doug Emhoff, also plans to stop traveling. Biden will continue his planned trips, including his Thursday night televised town hall in Philadelphia.

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Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a WORLD Digital news reporter. He is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Kyle resides in Purcellville, Va. Follow him on Twitter @kylezim25.

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