Gov. Pritzker isolates for 2nd time following staffer testing positive for coronavirus


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CHICAGO – For the second time since the pandemic began, Gov. J.B. Pritzker will undergo self-isolation after a third staff member in his office tested positive on Tuesday.

According to the governor’s office, the staffer who remains unidentified, tested negative last Wednesday during routine screenings but was tested again Monday after symptoms had developed.  The staffer attended events with the governor on Wednesday in Chicago, Thursday in Marion and Sunday in Marseilles.

The Governor had also isolated following a senior staff member testing positive back in April.

The Pritzker Administration has regularly promoted the use of masks since last May and had been wearing them during interactions throughout the offices.  It’s said Pritzker and the unknown staffer had worn masks during their interactions.

In accordance with state and federal guidelines, the governor and all close contacts will self-isolate for 14 days. In addition, all staff who currently report to the office are being tested and must test negative before reporting back to the office. Yesterday, all samples that were ran to test for COVID-19 came back negative.


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