U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has tested positive for COVID-19 and will work remotely, he announced Thursday morning.
Durbin, 77, a Springfield Democrat, is the latest high-profile politician to have COVID. President Joe Biden ended his isolation after contracting COVID, and Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker last week reported mild symptoms.
“Thankfully, I am fully vaccinated and double boosted and only experiencing minor symptoms,” Durbin said. “Consistent with (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines, I will quarantine and follow advice from my doctor while I continue to work remotely.”
This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19. Thankfully, I am fully vaccinated and double boosted and only experiencing minor symptoms. Consistent with CDC guidelines, I will quarantine and follow advice from my doctor while I continue to work remotely.
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) July 28, 2022
Biden and Pritzker were both prescribed the antiviral drug Paxlovid.
Pritzker has made his response to COVID one of the issues of his reelection campaign against rival, Sen. Darren Bailey, R-Xenia.
Durbin said in a tweet he is vaccinated and double boosted against the coronavirus.
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