Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart tests positive for COVID-19

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 20: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart poses for a portrait at the Division 11 section of Cook County Jail Thursday, February 20, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. During the upcoming elections, Dart will transform the chapel area in Divisi

On Friday, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart received confirmation that he tested positive for COVID-19.

Dart began feeling symptomatic on Friday, Nov. 20 and immediately self-quarantined. He has not worked since Nov. 19.


He says he is uncertain where he contracted the virus, but has been working around the clock to combat the virus at the Sheriff’s Office.

Dart remains symptomatic and is under the care of his physician. He is recovering at home.