Jon Ossoff awaiting COVID-19 results after wife tests positive for virus

Jon Ossoff is running as the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Sen. David Perdue.

The wife of Georgia Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Jon Ossoff tested positive for COVID-19 and he himself is experiencing symptoms, campaign officials confirmed.

Ossoff's campaign released a statement Saturday morning, which read that Dr. Alisha Kramer started isolation "immediately" after displaying systems. The statement went on to say that Ossoff was also experiencing symptoms and was awaiting test results.

"Dr. Kramer, like so many health care workers, puts herself at risk to care for Georgia's pregnant women, delivering mothers, and newborn babies. She is a hero," said Miryam Lipper, Ossoff campaign communications director. "Jon has not held or participated in an in-person campaign event in over a month and will remain in isolation until medical professionals clear both him and Dr. Kramer."


Ossoff won the Democratic primary election held in June by more than 51 percent, clinching the nomination. He is running against Republican incumbent Sen. David Perdue in the general election in November.

In a tweet Saturday, Perdue offered his prayers to Kramer and wished the couple a speedy recovery.

"Bonnie and I wish Alisha Kramer a speedy recovery; our prayers are with her and Jon Ossoff," the tweet read.