U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse announced Thursday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. 

A spokesperson for the Republican Senator from Nebraska said he tested positive on Wednesday after returning from a trip to the Ukrainian border, He also attended a special Nebraska delegation breakfast Wednesday morning welcoming newly sworn-in Congressman Mike Flood. 

Sasse is vaccinated and boosted and said he's experiencing only mild symptoms. He plans to isolate and work remotely for the recommended five days. 

He joins a growing list of senators who have recently tested positive, including Sens. Chuck Schumer and Richard Blumenthal. 

Mike Flood is the founder and an owner of Flood Communications and News Channel Nebraska. All stories about him and any declared candidates in the Nebraska First Congressional District race during the remainder of his campaign and/or ensuing tenure in office have been and will be written by outside media outlets.