JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Tuesday, July 19, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) announced he tested positive for COVID-19.

I tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, and I am experiencing mild symptoms. Gratefully, I am fully vaccinated and boosted. I am continuing to follow CDC guidelines and will be isolating for the next several days. My office remains fully operational for MS-02 constituents. I strongly encourage each person in America to get vaccinated and continue to follow the guidelines to remain safe. COVID-19 is still present, and we must do everything we can to fight this virus.

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.)

Thompson’s announcement comes about a month after U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) announced he tested positive for COVID-19 for a third time.