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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday that she has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Mayor said she has “cold-like symptoms” but otherwise feels fine. She credited being vaccinated and receiving a booster shot.

“I will continue to work from home while following the CDC guidelines for isolation,” Lightfoot said. “This is an urgent reminder for folks to get vaccinated and boosted as it’s the only way to beat this pandemic.”

The Mayor last received a vaccine booster shot about two months ago at Michele Clark High School in Chicago. The city of Chicago closed all public schools that day, declaring the day Vaccination Awareness Day, with the hope of getting as many students as possible vaccinated against COVID-19.

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker worked remotely all this last weekend after his office said he had close contact with a state employee who tested positive for COVID-19.[1] The Governor had tested negative for the novel coronavirus.

Notes & References

  1. Press, Associated. “Pritzker Working Remotely after Contact with Infected Worker.” Chicago Journal. Chicago Journal, January 5, 2022. https://www.chicagojournal.com/pritzker-working-remotely-after-contact-with-infected-worker/. ↩︎