The Rev. Dr. William Barber II, pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, confirmed Wednesday night he has tested positive for COVID-19.

The minister and civil rights leader said in a statement he tested positive as part of his regular testing routine. Barber said his symptoms are mild so far and he’s following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to notify his close contacts and isolate for five days.

Barber is the national president of the civil rights nonprofit Repairers of the Breach and the co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign.

“I want to express my gratitude for the vaccines and booster shots that prepared my body to fight the virus, and I encourage anyone who has not received a vaccine or booster, if they are eligible, to do so as soon as possible,” Barber said.

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