Democratic VP Candidate Kamala Harris’ Visit To Charlotte Rescheduled For Wednesday After Staffers Test Positive For COVID-19

The Latest (10/19/20):

Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris’ campaign trip to Charlotte has been rescheduled to Wednesday after two staffers tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

Both of the North Carolina campaign stops, which include Charlotte and Asheville, that were originally scheduled for the first day of early one-stop voting in the state have been rescheduled to October 21.

The campaign stops come at a time where there has been an influx of early voting in the battleground state. The visit also sits on the same day that President Donald Trump is scheduled to make a campaign stop in Gastonia.

The Latest (10/15/20):

Sen. Kamala Harris’ trip to North Carolina has been canceled after two people associated with the campaign tested positive for COVID-19.

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign said Thursday that vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris will suspend in-person events until Monday after two people associated with the campaign tested positive for coronavirus. The campaign said Biden had no exposure, though he and Harris spent several hours campaigning together in Arizona on Oct. 8.

Harris was scheduled to travel Thursday to Asheville and Charlotte for events encouraging voters to cast early ballots.

The campaign told reporters Thursday morning that Harris’ communications director and a traveling staff member for her travel to Arizona tested positive after that Oct. 8 trip.

Harris and Biden spent several hours together that day through multiple campaign stops, private meetings and a joint appearance in front of reporters at an airport. They were masked at all times in public, and aides said they were masked in private, as well. Biden and Harris have each had multiple negative tests since then.

Original Story (10/13/20):

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris will be in Charlotte Thursday, as part of one of two stops in North Carolina.

On the first day of One-Stop Early Voting in North Carolina, Harris will make an appearance in Charlotte and Asheville.

This will be the fifth campaign trip to the battleground state for the campaign team which includes Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, Senator Kamala Harris, or Doug Emhoff since September 23rd. This will be the second trip to Charlotte.

The previous North Carolina campaign events during that time period included:

  • Dr. Biden was in North Carolina, speaking at GOTV rallies in Greenville and Fayetteville, and hosting a listening session with military families and veterans in Fayetteville on Oct. 6.
  • Doug Emhoff was in Greensboro for four events–a working women’s listening session, a meet-and-greet with the Jewish community, a visit to North Carolina A&T and the A&T Four Monument, and a campaign supply hub opening on Oct. 2.
  • Senator Harris was in Raleigh to speak about the Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act and host a “Shop Talk meets Sister to Sister” event with the Black community on Sept. 28.
  • Vice President Biden hosted a Black Economic Summit in Charlotte on Sept. 23. Both Biden and Harris conducted local TV interviews during their visits.

On Harris’ Thursday visit to the Queen City she will participate in a campaign hub grand opening and a voter mobilization event to encourage North Carolinians to vote early.