ABC News’ Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on Monday (May 2) night.
“He tested negative on Saturday afternoon before the White House Correspondents Dinner by medically supervised staff. He had no symptoms on Saturday,” a source told CNN, adding that Karl “is currently isolating and participating in contact tracing.”
Karl’s positive test comes days after he attended the White House Correspondents Dinner, where he shook hands with President Joe Biden.
Attendees at the dinner were required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a same-day negative SARS-CoV-2 antigen test. Karl is fully vaccinated, boosted and tested regularly.