Ossoff’s campaign said in a statement that he had not held or participated in a personal campaign event in over a month. Instead, he held virtual campaign events and town halls in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Jon also has symptoms and was tested for the virus this morning. His results are pending,”
Ossoff plans to remain isolated until medical professionals clarify him and his wife, the campaign said.
Lipper said that Dr. Alisha Kramer, Ossoff’s wife, who is a gynecologist at Emory University Hospital, started isolating “immediately” after experiencing symptoms this week. CNN asked Emory for a comment.
In 2017, Ossoff ran and almost won a special election for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in a long-standing conservative district in Georgia. Despite his loss to Republican Karen Handel, Ossoff became a household name in the state.
This story has been updated with additional background information and context.