NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Congressman Bobby Scott has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a release Tuesday evening, Scott (VA-3) says he tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing very mild symptoms. Scott says will self-isolate and will follow the directives of his doctor.

“I am grateful to be fully-vaccinated and double boosted. Vaccines are safe, effective and save lives,” said Scott in a message. “I encourage everyone to get vaccinated and boosted if they haven’t yet done so. I will continue working remotely on behalf of Virginia’s Third Congressional District.”

Scott’s positive test results come a day after he hosted his annual Labor Day cookout in Newport News.

Scott hosted the cookout after a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He was supposed to host a gun violence prevention roundtable in Newport News with local officials Wednesday, but WAVY confirmed that has been postponed.

Virginians who have not been fully vaccinated, or are eligible for booster doses, can visit or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (877) 829-4682 to find nearby vaccination clinics.

Those seeking to find or schedule a testing appointment can visit

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