After a member of Governor JB Pritzker's staff tested positive for COVID-19, the governor and all other close contacts will self-isolate for a 14-day period, pursuant to state and federal public health guidelines.

All office operations will continue uninterrupted, according to the Illinois e-News Release.

The staff member was tested last Wednesday during weekly testing for the governor’s office and was negative. After experiencing symptoms, the staff member was tested again this past Monday and confirmed as positive. The staffer attended events with the governor last Wednesday in Chicago, Thursday in Marion and Sunday in Marseilles. Both the governor and the staffer were wearing masks during the entirety of their interactions.

The staffer has been interviewed and a contact tracing effort is underway to ensure all close contacts are notified. Event organizers at each impacted event have also been contacted and made aware of the staff member’s positive results as well as appropriate next steps.

In accordance with state and federal guidelines, the governor and all close contacts will self-isolate for 14 days. 

The governor will continue to hold regular COVID-19 press briefings which are live-streamed at as well as on Facebook and Twitter.