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Illinois Senate President tests positive for COVID

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Illinois Senate President Don Harmon tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

Prior to attending session at the Capitol, Harmon home tested twice. Both were negative. A SHIELD Illinois test administered Tuesday came back positive. A subsequent test at a health care office also came back positive. Harmon will isolate and not attend legislative session and functions this week per CDC guidelines.

For anyone exposed to COVID-19, the CDC now recommends that instead of quarantining, you wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and get tested on day five.

Harmon had shown no serious symptoms, and after the home tests were negative, he attributed congestion to allergies and warmer weather.

“We might be done with COVID, but COVID clearly isn’t done with us,” said Harmon.

Harmon previously had COVID-19 in August of 2021.

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