Gov. Pritzker tests positive for COVID-19
CHICAGO, Ill. (KFVS) - Illinois Governor JB Pritzker is working from home after testing positive for COVID-19.
The governor’s office made the announcement just after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19.
In a released statement, his administration said Gov. Pritzker tested positive for COVID-19 after coming in close contact with several people who also contracted the virus.
He received a positive result during routine COVID-19 testing.
Pritzker is reportedly experiencing mild symptoms and has been prescribed the anti-viral medication Paxlovid.
In following CDC guidelines, he will work from home and return to in-person work as soon as possible.
The governor is fully vaccinated and double boosted.
Pritzker urges Illinoisans to follow CDC guidance utilize anti-viral treatments, and get all available boosters.
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