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Pritzker Takes Coronavirus Test After Being Exposed At Meeting

Gov. J.B. Pritzker will quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19 at an “external meeting” in Chicago.

 
 

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday was quarantined after being exposed to COVID-19 on Monday.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday was quarantined after being exposed to COVID-19 on Monday. (Mark Konkol/Patch)

Chicago — Shortly after his daily coronavirus briefing, state officials announced Gov. J.B. Prtizker’s would be quarantined and tested after being exposed to COVID-19 on Monday.

“The Governor’s Office was notified this afternoon of a recent exposure to COVID-19 and as result of that possible exposure is currently conducting contact tracing and following all necessary health protocols from IDPH,” state officials said in a statement.

“The exposure was the result of an external meeting with the Governor that took place on Monday in a large conference room in the Governor’s Office. The Governor was tested today and his results will be made public when available. The Governor is currently isolating pending his test results.”

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