Positive COVID-19 Test at Illinois House Meeting Venue Prompting Precautions

Positive COVID-19 Test at Illinois House Meeting Venue Prompting Precautions

SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A positive test for COVID-19 at the venue where the Illinois House has been meeting is prompting calls for precautions.

A positive result came back from a rapid test that was offered Thursday to House members, staff and workers at the Bank of Springfield Center while the House was meeting there.

Steve Brown, an aide to House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch, said anyone who was inside the center Thursday or near someone who was there should get a COVID-19 test and self-quarantine.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a COVID-19 quarantine period of 14 days.

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