Dem Rep. Schakowsky Says She Tested Positive for COVID

Dem Rep. Schakowsky Says She Tested Positive for COVID jan schakowsky stands outside capitol Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., takes the stage to speak at the "Time to Deliver" Home Care Workers rally and march on Nov. 16, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Jemal Countess/Getty Images for SEIU)

By Jeffrey Rodack | Thursday, 23 December 2021 10:16 AM

Rep. Jan Schakowsky has disclosed that she has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Illinois Democrat made the announcement Wednesday night, tweeting: "As I mentioned in my weekly video, my husband Bob tested positive for COVID Friday. Yesterday I was having a bit of fever and feeling ill. After several negative tests in the days before, I tested positive for COVID last night. We are both vaccinated and received the booster."

And, in another tweet, she added: "I’m feeling ok, and quarantining with my husband and our dogs. Together, we can stop the spread by wearing masks, getting vaccinated and getting tested."

She joins a list of other lawmakers, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who have recently said they tested positive.