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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle self-isolating after security detail member tests positive for coronavirus

Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Chicago Tribune
by Greg Pratt

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is self isolating for the rest of the week after a member of her security detail tested positive for the coronavirus, she announced in a news release.

The employee was last in the building and in one of the county’s security detail vehicles on March 27, Preckwinkle said.

“My thoughts and prayers are with my colleague and their entire family during this challenging time,” Preckwinkle said. “While I have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19, in an abundance of caution, and to follow public health guidance, I will self-isolate until end of day Friday, April 10.”

The county already has deep-cleaned affected areas of the 5th floor and the vehicle will be taken out of service for a cleaning, she said.

“Cook County has a large workforce and unfortunately, like all large workplaces and communities, we are likely to continue to learn of more positive test results involving county employees or their loved ones as more tests become available and the virus continues to spread,” Preckwinkle said. “We are all navigating uncharted waters, but while we continue to be challenged now and in the days and weeks ahead we remain one community, we remain one Cook County and we will get through this difficult season together.”

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