Illinois Senate President Don Harmon has tested positive for COVID-19 and will isolate at home, his office announced Tuesday.
Harmon, who was in Springfield for the current legislative session, tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, and a follow-up test at a health care office also yielded a positive result, according to a press release.
In accordance with CDC protocols, Harmon will isolate for the remainder of the week.
Harmon represents the 39th District, which includes the Austin neighborhood in Chicago as well as multiple suburbs, including Oak Park, Bensenville and Elmwood Park, among others.
Harmon previously tested positive for the virus in Aug. 2021, according to officials. Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch also tested positive at that time.
Illinois senators can still cast votes remotely under rules approved for the current legislative session, but members of the Illinois House must cast votes in-person, according to multiple reports.
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