HOUSTON – Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke said Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
“In addition to being fully vaccinated and boosted, I regularly test for COVID-19 while traveling the state for town hall meetings. I tested negative yesterday morning before testing positive today. I have mild symptoms and will be following public health guidelines,” O’Rourke said in a statement.
O’Rourke made a campaign stop in San Antonio on Friday for a student town hall as part of his “People of Texas Campaign.”
He is facing Gov. Greg Abbott in November.