George Cheeks, the president and chief government of CBS, examined constructive for the coronavirus on Thursday, simply days after sitting beside President Biden on the White Home Correspondents’ Dinner, the community confirmed on Friday.
Mr. Cheeks is totally vaccinated and has obtained a booster shot, in keeping with CBS, and examined unfavorable earlier than the dinner on Saturday, and on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
“He’s feeling positive and dealing from house,” the corporate mentioned in an announcement.
Mr. Cheeks is one among a number of individuals who attended the White Home Correspondents’ Dinner solely to later take a look at constructive for coronavirus, together with Antony J. Blinken, the secretary of state, and several other journalists, equivalent to Jonathan Karl, ABC Information’s chief Washington correspondent, who shook arms with Mr. Biden through the dinner, and Steve Herman, the chief nationwide correspondent at Voice of America.
As of Friday evening, it was unclear what number of circumstances had been confirmed amongst individuals who attended the dinner or associated occasions. The dinner required proof of vaccination and a same-day unfavorable take a look at, and boosters have been strongly inspired; the related occasions set their very own insurance policies.
On the dinner, Mr. Cheeks sat between President Biden and Jill Biden, the primary girl, all three unmasked.
The comic Trevor Noah headlined the occasion, delivering zingers for almost half an hour earlier than a ballroom of two,600 journalists, celebrities and political figures. He opened by calling the dinner “the nation’s most distinguished superspreader occasion.”
Jen Psaki, the White Home press secretary, mentioned on Wednesday that President Biden had examined unfavorable on Tuesday after attending the dinner. It was unclear whether or not President Biden had taken one other take a look at since, although the White Home says that he’s examined recurrently. The White Home didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon Friday evening.
Dr. Biden is in Romania. She visited with troops on Friday and can meet together with her Romanian counterpart on Saturday earlier than heading for Bratislava, Slovakia, as a part of a visit to point out assist for Ukrainians displaced within the area by the Russian invasion.