The positive PCR test came on Wednesday after the reporter was working as part of the Biden press pool on Monday and Tuesday. The reporter also traveled to Georgia with the former vice president on Tuesday.
In a statement, the team said that the reporter was not in close contact with Biden.
“We initiated contact tracing protocols immediately, and this person was not ever in close contact as defined by the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] with [Biden],” the team said. “He also adhered to masking and social distancing guidelines at all times during the trip.”
It added that one of the communication staffers on Biden’s team is now in self-quarantine.
“Out of an abundance of caution, one member of our traveling communications team who was in close contact with this individual will self-quarantine for seven days and other members of the traveling press pool who were in close contact with this individual are not on pool duty today and will not be until they clear the window for being infectious,” it said.
“No other member of [Biden’s] staff has been assessed to be at risk for exposure or transmission of the virus.”
The case was announced on Wednesday just before Biden introduced Pete Buttigieg as his nominee for transportation secretary.