Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker confirmed Monday that a senior aide with whom he had close contact tested positive for COVID-19, as his administration unveiled new modeling that shows the virus’ peak may hit in mid-June, a month later than earlier forecasts.
The development involving a member of his braintrust, which for two months had operated in a seemingly antiseptic bubble in the James R. Thompson Center, forced the governor and about 20 staffers into self-quarantine at their homes for an undetermined period.
Pritzker himself was tested on Sunday, the second time in less than a week, and results showed that he is not carrying the coronavirus.
“I feel fine; I’ve tested negative. So I don’t think at least at the moment there’s any real danger,”