Biden, who emerged from solitary confinement early last week after testing negative on rapid antigen tests beginning Tuesday, “will continue to conduct the business of the American people from the executive residence,” O’Connor writes, continuing “to be very particularly conscientious in protecting any member of the Executive Residence, the White House, the Secret Service and other personnel whose duties require close (albeit socially distant) proximity to him.”
Biden, 79, first tested positive on July 21. During his first bout with the disease, he experienced mild symptoms including a runny nose, fatigue, a high temperature and a cough, according to his doctor. The president took a five-day course of Paxlovid, which requires a doctor’s prescription and is available through a US Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization for the treatment of mild Covid-19. to moderate in people 12 years and older who are at high risk for severe disease.
Biden is fully vaccinated and has received two boosters. He received his first two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine before its inauguration in January 2021, his first booster in September and his second booster in March.
This story has been updated with additional information.