FILE – State Rep. Darren Bailey, R-Louisville, left, wears a face mask as he walks through the Bank of Springfield Center in Springfield, Ill., before the legislative session begins Thursday, May 22, 2020. (Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register via AP, Pool)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The chief of staff for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says a worker at the Springfield convention center where lawmakers met in special session last week has tested positive for COVID-19.
In a Wednesday email to lawmakers, Jessica Basham said early indications are the individual had no interaction with lawmakers of staff members.
According to Basham, the person who tested positive worked an eight-hour shift at the Bank of Springfield Center on May 21 and was not in the space that was used for the makeshift House floor or a public viewing area. Basham is urging those who were in attendance to be tested for the virus and self-isolate from others for 14 days.