Gov. Pritzker in isolation after possible COVID-19 exposure


FILE – In this Aug. 2, 2021, file photo, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks at East Aurora High School in Aurora, Ill. Illinois health care workers and educators from kindergarten through college will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, Pritzker said Thursday, Aug.26, 2021, in announcing new safety protocols that also include a fresh statewide mandate for masks to be worn indoors. (Rich Hein/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — Gov. JB Pritzker announced Wednesday that he is working remotely after coming in contact with a state employee who tested positive for COVID-19.

Pritkzer tested negative this morning but is limiting his contact with others out of “an abundance of caution.”

The Governor’s Office said Pritzker will be taking meetings remotely through Sunday.

At a Monday press conference, Pritzker reiterated his call for residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as hospitals in the state are admitting record numbers of patients suffering from the disease.

“The unvaccinated are the ones filling up 85% of our hospitals,” Pritzker said at a press conference Monday.

Pritzker has been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

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