The Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, have been hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19 in Chicago.
Jackson received the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine back in January, and is fully vaccinated. He urged Black people to get vaccinated at the time.
The Rainbow Push Coalition, a civil rights organization founded by Jackson, confirmed the news on Saturday.
"Doctors are currently monitoring the condition of both," the organization said on Saturday. "Anyone who has been around either of them for the last five or six days should follow the CDC guidelines."
Jackson, 79 and Jacqueline, 77, were married in 1962. They share 5 children including Santita (pictured left), Jesse Jr., and Jonathan.
Jackson had an affair with a staffer, Karin Stanford, who gave birth to a daughter, Ashley, in May 1999.
Mr. Jackson unsuccessfully ran for president in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. senator for Washington, DC from 1991 to 1997. A shadow senator is not a paid position and comes with no congressional powers.
Jackson was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2017.