ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate David Perdue has tested positive for COVID-19.
Campaign spokesperson Jenni Sweat says Perdue recorded a positive result on Monday during routine COVID-19 testing.
Sweat says the former U.S. senator is vaccinated and boosted against the respiratory virus. She says Perdue did not have a fever and wasn’t experiencing symptoms as of Monday evening. Perdue had spoken earlier Monday at a luncheon in downtown Atlanta.
Sweat says Perdue will isolate and plans to return to in-person campaigning as soon as possible. Perdue spoke over the internet to Hall County Republicans on Monday evening and Sweat says he plans to campaign virtually while isolating.