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Illinois Governor Tests Positive for Covid-19 With Mild Symptoms

  • Pritzker was notified of several Covid positive close contacts
  • Governor has been prescribed Paxlovid, is working from home
J.B. Pritzker
J.B. PritzkerPhotographer: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, who recently returned from a trip to Florida, has tested positive for Covid-19, according to an emailed statement.

“After being notified of several close contacts testing positive for COVID-19, Governor Pritzker received a positive test result during his routine COVID testing regimen,” according to the statement. “The Governor is experiencing mild symptoms and has been prescribed the anti-viral medication, Paxlovid.”