By Emily Goodin, Senior U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com
Published: 15:04 BST, 15 October 2020 | Updated: 15:04 BST, 15 October 2020
Two individuals with ties to Joe Biden's campaign tested positive for COVID, the campaign announced Thursday, resulting in upcoming travel for Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff to be cancelled.
The two individuals tested positive on Wednesday. They were a non-staff flight crew member and Liz Allen, communications director to Senator Harris, Biden campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillion said in a statement.
Biden did not have personal contact with either individual and is not affected, the campaign noted. He will proceed with his scheduled town hall in Philadelphia on Thursday night.
Biden's campaign laid out the situation in a lengthy, detailed memo sent out as a press release - a contrast to the limited information the White House provided regarding President Donald Trump's positive COVID test.
Both of the infected staffers were on a flight with Harris on October 8th. But neither Harris nor Emhoff met the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention definition for close contact, but the campaign said their upcoming events would be canceled out of caution.
'Harris was not in close contact, as defined by the CDC, with either of these