WASHINGTON (WJW) — President Joe Biden spoke to the public on Wednesday morning after testing negative for COVID-19.

“Thankfully, I’ll now be able to return to work in person,” Biden said from the Rose Garden.

He said that many people are still going to get COVID even after taking precautions, but that doesn’t mean anyone is doing anything wrong.

“Unfortunately this COVID is still with us, as it has been for two and half years,” Biden said. “COVID isn’t gone. But even with cases climbing in the country, COVID deaths are down nearly 90 percent.”

He assured the public that he “got through” COVID with no fear, only experiencing mild symptoms, and credits “free tools” available to everyone including booster shots, the pill-treatment Paxlovid and at-home tests.

“You don’t need to be president to get these tools to use for your defense,” he said.

White House Physician Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor said in a press release that Biden’s antigen tests came back negative Tuesday evening and again on Wednesday morning.

The release says Biden has remained fever-free after not taking Tylenol for the past 36 hours. His symptoms are almost completely resolved.

Biden completed his five-day course of Paxlovid and five full days of isolation but will wear a mask for 10 days anytime he is around others.

The president tweeted Wednesday morning that he’s, “Back to the Oval,” and also thanked his doctor for his good care and “to all of you for your support.”