White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Sunday she has contracted Covid-19. She said she was last in contact with US President Joe Biden on Tuesday, when she met him in the White House. Psaki said they were more than 1.8 metres (6 feet) apart and wearing masks. Psaki was not travelling with Biden, who was in Rome this weekend for the G20 summit and is headed to Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday for the COP26 UN climate summit. Psaki, 42, had planned to travel with the president but scrapped the trip just as he was set to depart for Europe after learning that members of her household had tested positive for coronavirus. “Since then, I have quarantined and tested negative (via PCR) for Covid on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,” Psaki said in a statement. “However, today, I tested positive for Covid.” Psaki said she is only exhibiting mild symptoms. “While I have not had close contact in person with the president or senior members of the White House staff since Wednesday – and tested negative for four days after that last contact – I am disclosing today’s positive test out of an abundance of transparency,” Psaki said. Biden tested negative for Covid most recently on Saturday, a White House official said. White House staff and others travelling with the president have been undergoing daily tests for Covid-19 since before departing Washington and are all fully vaccinated. Many officials have also received booster shots, due to the close-quarters environment and frequent travel associated with their work. Biden received his Covid-19 booster on September 27, soon after federal regulators approved the third dose for many Americans. Biden has been accompanied on the trip by principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. Psaki said she would return to work in person at the conclusion of a 10-day quarantine and following a negative rapid test.