Takoma Park, MD — Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today released the following statement after testing positive for COVID-19 on Monday, February 28. 

"Yesterday I took a COVID-19 test for Members planning to attend the State of the Union Address and tested positive. Having been fully vaccinated, and having received a booster shot, my flu-like symptoms have been pretty mild so far. Following the advice of the Office of the Attending Physician,  I will work from home over Zoom and quarantine this week and avail myself of the proxy voting procedures that I have been able to help other Members with since the pandemic began.”

“I am disappointed not to be able to attend President Biden's State of the Union address in person. But I will follow his speech closely—along with my State of the Union guest Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner—and I will be cheering for President Biden’s powerful call to the world to continue to reject in every way possible Vladimir Putin’s illegal war of aggression against the people of Ukraine. All of us must stand strong against authoritarianism and for democracy.”