SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) – Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced he tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday morning.  

“Thankfully, I am fully vaccinated and double boosted and only experiencing minor symptoms.  Consistent with CDC guidelines, I will quarantine and follow advice from my doctor while I continue to work remotely,” Durbin said in a statement.

The Senate is in session until August 5 and does not have a way for isolating senators to vote on legislation remotely.