Congressman Al Green tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, speaks with reporters at the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference in Philadelphia, Pa., on Thursday, March 10, 2022. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Congressman Al Green says he has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement, Congressman Green said he tested positive on Monday morning and is experiencing mild symptoms.

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He says he is vaccinated, and he encourages those who are eligible to receive their vaccine and booster as well.

Read Congressman Green’s full statement: 

"This morning I tested positive for COVID-19. Thankfully, my symptoms are mild and I am grateful to be vaccinated with a boost. I will be isolating at home, following all recommendations of my physician, and look forward to making a full recovery. I encourage everyone who is eligible to get their vaccine and booster as soon as possible."

Congressman Green is the latest of several public figures who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last month including Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Dr. Peter Hotez, Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia, and Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke.