Jackson Lee tests positive for COVID

Jackson Lee was in her district Saturday for a baby formula giveaway at Jack Yates HS in the Third Ward. (Photo from Twitter)

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX Dist. 18) was sidelined Monday after testing positive for COVID-19 and “looks forward to a full and complete recovery,” according to a statement issued by her staff.

The 72-year-old congresswoman has represented the district, which now encompasses a large portion of the Heights, Oak Forest and Garden Oaks areas, for 27 years.

Lee has been vaccinated and received boosters, according to the statement, which added: “She encourages everyone to get tested and fully vaccinated along with their booster shots.”

It was unclear what prompted Lee to get tested or what, if any, symptoms she displayed.

She was in her Houston district, which includes parts of the Heights, as recently as last Saturday, when she handed out baby formula and supplies at a drive-thru distribution at Yates High School in the Third Ward.

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