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Here is a list of lawmakers and others who were with Biden during his Mass. visit

White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, US Representative Jake Auchincloss (D-MA), US Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry, US Representative Bill Keating (D-MA), US Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) listened as President Biden delivered remarks at the former location of the Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, Mass., on July 20, 2022.BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday and is currently experiencing “very mild symptoms,” the White House said in a statement.

The news comes one day after his high-profile visit to the former Brayton Point power plant in Somerset, Mass., where he announced new executive actions in an attempt to revive his climate agenda.

Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who was among those traveling with the president Wednesday, said Biden “will isolate at the White House while continuing to carry out all of his duties fully.”

Biden is fully vaccinated, and he last tested negative on Tuesday, the statement said. He will remain isolated until he tests negative again.


During his visit to Massachusetts, Biden was known to have been with a number of Massachusetts and Rhode Island politicians and other guests, including senators Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey, and Sheldon Whitehouse, and special climate envoy John Kerry.

All of those who went to the event — primarily environmental advocates, local leaders, and those involved in the clean energy industry — were required to test beforehand. A station was set up where individuals were asked to take a rapid COVID test. Many also took photos with Biden before he spoke.

The following is a list of the people who traveled with the president and were in attendance for his remarks on Wednesday, according to White House pool reports.

  • John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
  • Ed Markey, US Senator (MA)
  • Elizabeth Warren, US Senator (MA)
  • Jake Auchincloss, US Congressman (MA)
  • Bill Keating, US Congressman (MA)
  • Sheldon Whitehouse, US Senator (RI)
  • Allen Smith, Chairman of the Somerset Board of Selectmen
  • Karen Spilka, Massachusetts Senate President
  • Marc Pacheco, Dean of the Massachusetts State Senate
  • Michael Rodrigues, Massachusetts State Senator
  • Sean Garballey, Massachusetts State Representative
  • Patricia Haddad, Massachusetts State Representative
  • Ron Mariano, Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, Chairwoman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah
  • Bruce Reed, Assistant to the President & Deputy Chief of Staff
  • Annie Tomasini, Assistant to the President & Director of Oval Office Operations
  • Karine Jean-Pierre, Assistant to the President & Press Secretary
  • Gina McCarthy, Assistant to the President & National Climate Advisor
  • Vinay Reddy, Deputy Assistant to the President & Director of Speechwriting
  • Stephen Goepfert, Special Assistant to the President & Personal Aide to the President
  • Curtis Reid, Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs
  • Travis Dredd, Special Assistant to the President & Trip Director

Correction: Due to incorrect information supplied to the Globe, an earlier version of this story incorrectly included Attorney General Maura Healey on the list of those who were in attendance. Healey was not with President Biden on Wednesday, according to her campaign.

Sabrina Shankman of Globe Staff contributed to this report.

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