Sen. Dick Durbin tests positive for COVID-19

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Richard Durbin (D-IL) delivers his opening statement during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing entitled Law Enforcement Officer Safety: Protecting Those Who Protect and Serve on July 26, 2022 at the U.S. Capitol

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois announced he tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday morning.

Durbin, 77, who is fully vaccinated and double boosted, said he is experiencing minor symptoms and is quarantining while working remotely.

He is the latest lawmaker to test positive for the coronavirus. Gov. J.B. Pritzker also tested positive for COVID earlier this month after traveling to the White House, Maine and Florida. Earlier this week, Pritzker said on Twitter that he’d tested negative for the virus.


President Joe Biden isolated for five days after contracting the coronavirus last week. He tested negative for the virus on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

He continued to work during isolation, holding meetings virtually and addressing groups through recorded messages.