Rev. Al Sharpton tests positive for COVID-19

By Black News & Views

The Rev. Al Sharpton, founder of the New York-based National Action Network civil rights organization, tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, according to his office.

The Rev. Al Sharpton, founder of the NYC-based National Action Network, has tested positive for COVID-19. Photo credit: Lorie Shaull
The Rev. Al Sharpton, founder of the NYC-based National Action Network, has tested positive for COVID-19. Photo credit: Lorie Shaull

The political activist, also a talk host on MSNBC, said in a statement that he has no symptoms.

“On my doctor’s advice, I am quarantining over the next several days to keep those around me safe,” Sharpton said. “I will continue to do my radio and TV shows remotely over that time. Please continue to get vaccinated and boosted if you haven’t already.”

Other notables who’ve recently tested positive for coronavirus: “Good Morning America” host Gayle King, who revealed her diagnosis five days ago on Instagram, and New York Mayor Eric Adams, forced to address the public from quarantine at home after an April mass shooting in the city’s subway system that drew national attention.

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