Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia, examined certain for the coronavirus on Wednesday, taking her off the marketing campaign path quickly in her race in opposition to Gov. Brian Kemp.
Ms. Abrams, 48, confirmed her diagnosis on Twitter, writing that she took day by day assessments and had gained a favorable end result Wednesday morning. “I’m experiencing mild symptoms, and I’m grateful to have been vaccinated and boosted,” she wrote.
She stated she deliberate to carry conferences by means of Zoom and call for “the next few days,” and added that she had examined detrimental prior to handing over a speech Tuesday night time in Atlanta.
A spokeswoman, Jaylen Black, stated in a remark, “Consistent with C.D.C. guidelines, she will isolate at home and looks forward to traveling across the state to meet Georgians as soon as possible.” Ms. Black didn’t resolution particular questions on whether or not Ms. Abrams was once canceling any public occasions and what protocols she would use to come to a decision when to finish her isolation.
Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instruct folks with the virus to isolate for no less than 5 days — despite the fact that many of us stay certain on speedy assessments, and doubtlessly contagious, for longer than that — and to proceed to put on a masks round others via Day 10.
Ms. Black showed that Ms. Abrams had examined detrimental on a speedy antigen take a look at prior to her speech on Tuesday, and on a P.C.R. take a look at on Monday.
The race between Ms. Abrams and Mr. Kemp is a rematch of a 2018 contest that Ms. Abrams narrowly misplaced, falling quick by means of about 1.5 share issues. Election forecasters charge this 12 months’s race as “lean Republican,” which means it’s aggressive however Mr. Kemp is liked; contemporary impartial polls have discovered him main by means of low to mid-single digits.
Ms. Abrams is understood for her balloting rights advocacy, however her marketing campaign this 12 months has centered closely on Georgia-specific coverage problems in addition to abortion rights. Mr. Kemp has been emphasizing financial problems, together with inflation and taxes.