Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline Jackson

Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline Jackson

Rev. Jesse Jackson Hospitalized for Covid-19

Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline Jackson
Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline Jackson

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson and his wife, Mrs. Jacqueline Jackson, have both been hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19.

According to a statement released by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition on Saturday, August 21, “Doctors are currently monitoring the condition of both. Anyone who has been around either of them for the last five or six days should follow the CDC guidelines.”

Jackson received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in January, according to the organization.

Jackson, 79, and his wife, Jacqueline, 77, are currently at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Reverend Al Sharpton has asked that we pray for the family.

Updates will be provided by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

Updates

Statements from Jonathan Jackson

Friday, September 3, 2021

Our mother is leaving the Northwestern Memorial Hospital and coming home. Our family is grateful to God and the medical team that treated her and that is allowing her body to continue to heal from the COVID-19 virus.

Our father remains at The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab where he is continuing to receive intensive occupational and physical therapy.

Unless there are unforeseen changes in our parent’s condition this will conclude our daily updates until our father comes home from his physical therapy at The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

We urge that you continue to keep them in your prayers.

The love that has been poured out to our family at this time of sickness and need from around the world has helped in our parent’s healing and for each of you who prayed and expressed concern we are grateful, even as we continue to express our love and concern for the millions of people who are victimized by the COVID-19 virus and its variants. We remain prayerful for all of those who are suffering as a result.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Our father remains at The Shirley Ryan Ability Lab where he is continuing to receive intensive occupational and physical therapy.

Our mother remains in the Northwestern Memorial Hospital and has been moved out of the ICU and back into her regular hospital room where she continues to receive oxygen.

Both of our parents are continuing to receive excellent medical care and we thank God for the progress that both seem to be making. We urge that you continue to keep them in your prayers because we know this is a serious disease.

We continue to receive the love that is being poured out to our family from around the world and it is greatly appreciated, as we express our love and concern for the millions of people who have been victimized by the COVID-19 virus and its variants. We remain prayerful for all of those who are suffering as a result.

Friday, August 27, 2021

As you may know my father has Parkinson’s disease. As his COVID-19 symptoms abate, his Parkinson’s has become more in focus. Therefore, he has been transferred to The Shirley Ryan Ability Lab where he will immediately begin intensive occupational and physical therapy.

Our mother remains in the Northwestern Memorial Hospital and has been moved to the ICU where she is not on a ventilator but is receiving increased oxygen and is breathing on her own.

Both of our parents are continuing to receive excellent medical care. We urge that you continue to keep them in your prayers because we know this is a serious disease.

We continue to receive the love that is being poured out to our family from around the world and it is greatly appreciated, as we express our love and concern for the millions of people who have been victimized by the COVID-19 virus and its variants. We know this is a dangerous disease so please remain prayerful for all of those who are suffering as a result.

Finally, we urge all who have not yet been vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus to do so immediately.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

First, we want you to know that our parents remain in the hospital and are resting comfortably as they continue their daily treatments for the COVID-19 virus.

Second, again we feel and are deeply appreciate of the love that is being poured out to our family from around the world and we want to return that love and concern for the millions of people in the United States and around the world who have been victimized by the COVID-19 virus and its variants. We know this is a serious and dangerous disease so please remain prayerful for my parents and all those who are suffering as a result.

Finally, we are grateful for the medical care our parents are receiving, and we are leaving the treatment and medical assessments to the medical staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. If necessary, any medical statements will be made by our family in conjunction with the medical staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

The health status of both of my parents is unchanged. They continue to rest comfortably and to receive treatment for their COVID-19 virus.

My family’s focus is totally on my parents, Rev. Jesse & Mrs. Jacqueline Jackson. We continue to be eternally grateful for the thousands of prayers and well wishes that our family continues to receive.

We are continuing to remember you, and we are praying for all who are suffering from the COVID-19 virus.

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