Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, who is fully vaccinated and doubled boosted, tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms, his office announced.
The governor’s office said in a statement Tuesday morning that Pritzker had been notified of several close contacts that tested positive for the virus.
Pritzker was tested during his routine COVID testing regimen and received a positive test.
The governor is experiencing mild symptoms and has been prescribed the anti-viral medication Paxlovid, the statement said.
“He will follow CDC guidelines by working from home. The Governor is fully vaccinated and double boosted,” the governor’s office said.
Pritzker said he urges Illinois residents to continue following CDC guidance, utilize anti-viral treatments and get all available boosters.
“He looks forward to returning to in person work as soon as possible,” the statement added.
Pritzker recently traveled to the White House with Highland Park’s mayor and a police commander to attend President Biden’s bill signing of gun control measures in the wake of the Highland Park mass shooting.
Pritzker then traveled to events in Maine and Florida after leaving Washington D.C.