JERSEY CITY, N.J. - U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-New Jersey, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from his office. The 84-year-old Democrat, who is vaccinated and has received a booster shot, said his symptoms are mild.
"Omicron spreads like wildfire and is no joke. If you haven't yet get off your butt and get vaccinated and get boostered: these shots are the only reason my case is luckily mild," Pascrell said in a statement. "Don't worry about me: get your shots!"
The 12-term congressman, who represents parts of Bergen, Passaic, and Hudson counties, said he is working from home.
New Jersey reported 27,975 new confirmed cases and 7,387 probable cases on Thursday.