Other Georgia politicians have had high-profile bouts with coronavirus. Republican state Sen. Bruce Thompson, now the party’s nominee for labor commissioner, faced criticism after he tested positive for the disease in the first weeks of the pandemic and traveled to his vacation home in Florida.
And both of Georgia’s Republican U.S. senators were forced to nix campaign events before Jan. 5, 2021 runoffs after they received positive tests.
Then-U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler self-isolated for several days in late November 2020, while then-U.S. Sen. David Perdue canceled in-person events in the final days of the race after he contracted the disease.
Here’s the full Abrams campaign statement from spokesman Michael Holloman:
“This morning, Stacey Abrams tested positive for COVID-19 during routine testing. She tests daily and tested negative via PCR Monday and negative via rapid test yesterday before her ‘Georgia Thrives’ economic speech. She is fully vaccinated and boosted and experiencing mild symptoms. Consistent with CDC guidelines, she will isolate at home and looks forward to traveling across the state to meet Georgians as soon as possible.”