CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker will work remotely through the weekend after he had close contact with a state employee who tested positive for COVID-19.
The governor’s office said Wednesday that Pritzker will work remotely through Sunday out of “out of an abundance of caution” after he had close contact Tuesday with the infected employee.
Pritzker’s office said the 56-year-old governor tested negative for COVID-19 as recently as Wednesday morning and he is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and has received a booster shot.
His office said “the governor is taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of the virus” as the omicron variant spreads across Illinois.