TORONTO, CANADA – AUGUST 1, 2017: Jesse Jackson wearing a black oxford shirt at the Fairmount Royal Hotel in Toronto, Canada on August 1, 2017. (Photo credit: Arturo Holmes/Shutterstock.com)
According to several media sources, Reverend Jesse Jackson and his wife Jacqueline have been admitted to the hospital after testing positive for COVID-19.
The 79-year-old civil rights activist and his 77-year-old wife are being treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
An official statement from the Rainbow PUSH Coalition (RPC) on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, read:
“Doctors are currently monitoring the condition of both. Anyone who has been around either of them for the last five or six days should follow the CDC guidelines.”
The RPC, a human and civil rights organization based in Chicago, was formed by Jackson.
After being hospitalized for abdominal pain in February, the former presidential candidate underwent successful surgery. In 2017, he was also diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jacksons, and we will publish updates as they become available.