President Obama has postponed trips to the the tri-state so he can meet with his Cabinet on the Ebola outbreak, the White House said Wednesday.
Obama was set to head to Union, New Jersey, and Bridgeport, Connecticut, Wednesday to help Democrat campaigning efforts in those states but will instead work with top White House officials to coordinate the government's Ebola response.
The change comes after a second health worker in Dallas who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. tested positive for the disease. That worker also flew from Cleveland to Dallas just a day before she began exhibiting symptoms for the disease.
Obama was a expected to headline a rally for Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, who is in a close re-election race in a state that Obama won handily in 2012.
In New Jersey, he had planned to speak at a fundraiser for Senate Democrats.