by Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent
Covid and its latest variant, Omicron, know no boundaries.
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), said on Friday, December 31, 2021, that she tested positive for Covid-19.
The congresswoman said she’s experiencing mild symptoms.
“After experiencing Covid-like symptoms, this morning I received a positive, breakthrough Covid-19 test result,” Congresswoman Pressley said in a statement.
“Thankfully, my symptoms are relatively mild, and I am grateful to be fully vaccinated and boosted. I am currently isolating and following all health protocols in order to mitigate further spread and keep my loved ones and community safe.”
The fully vaccinated Congresswoman maintained that vaccines save lives.
“They are safe and effective,” the congresswoman stated.
“I encourage everyone to do their part by getting vaccinated, boosted and masking up.”
The congresswoman counts among several lawmakers to recently test positive, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sen. Chris Coons (D-Delaware), Congressman Jason Crow (D-Colorado), Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) Congressman Bobby Rush (D-Illinois), and Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-N.Y.).
“Get vaccinated,” Congresswoman Pressley said.