Governorís Office Staff To Work From
Home For Isolation Period After Staffer Tests Positive
All Office Operations Will Continue
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[August 03, 2020]
After a member of Governor JB Pritzkerís
senior staff tested positive for COVID-19, the Governorís Office
employees will follow Illinois Department of Public Health guidance
and work from home for an appropriate isolation period.
The asymptomatic staff member tested positive late
last week and was in close contact with the Governor and other staff
members. The Governor and all other staff reporting to the office
tested negative. The Governor was tested again early on Sunday and
Approximately 20 staff members have been regularly reporting in
person to work in the James R. Thompson Center during this crisis
while the remainder of Governorís Office staff work from home. Staff
members have followed all IDPH safety protocols including daily
temperature checks, wearing face coverings, social distancing and
strict hygiene procedures.
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The office will undergo deep cleaning, and staff are
monitoring themselves for symptoms. The Governor and staff will
return to the office when IDPH deems appropriate.
The Governor will continue to hold daily press briefings via video
conference which are live-streamed at illinois.gov/LiveVideo.
[Office of the Governor JB Pritzker]