Pritzker isolating after close COVID-19 contact, tests negative | Illinois

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(The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker is working remotely after being in close contact with a staff member who tested positive for COVID-19.

Pritzker’s office said the governor tested negative as recently as Wednesday morning and is fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.

“With the omicron variant spreading across the state, the governor is taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of the virus,” Pritzker’s office said in a statement. 

The governor will be conducing meetings remotely through Sunday.

Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton announced she tested positive with a breakthrough case of COVID-19 on Dec. 30. 

“I have mild symptoms and will isolate as I recover, Stratton said on Twitter. “I’m so relieved to be fully vaccinated and boosted.”



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