Cedric Richmond tests positive for Covid, days after attending Georgia event with Biden

Rep. Cedric Richmond has tested positive for coronavirus, Joe Biden’s transition team announced Thursday — two days after the incoming White House engagement director attended a campaign event with the president-elect.

Richmond has shown symptoms of the disease and will be isolating following his diagnosis. He was at a Georgia campaign event with Biden on Tuesday, along with Democratic Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock. Richmond was not in close contact with Biden, Ossoff or Warnock according to CDC guidelines, and Biden tested negative for the virus Thursday, the transition team said.

Richmond served as a national co-chair to the Biden campaign and was named incoming director of the White House Office of Public engagement. In the Biden administration, he plans to focus on outreach with advocacy groups, including the NAACP, as well as work with the business community and climate activists.