Chicago Alderman Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Chicago City Hall

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Chicago Ald. Michael Scott Jr. has tested positive for COVID-19.

The 24th Ward alderman said he took a test last Friday, July 31, and received the results of the test on Thursday.

He said he has shown no symptoms of COVID and is resting at home and following the necessary health protocols.

Here is Scott’s complete statement:

"On Friday July 31st, the 24th Ward hosted, in conjunction with the 10th and 11th police district, our Bike the Boulevard event to encourage safe and positive community activity. One of the resources provided to the community and myself was COVID testing on-site. Today, I received my test results and they came back positive.
I am home now, currently with no symptoms. I am following all the necessary health protocols in accordance with the Chicago Department of Public Health. As a public official, it is my responsibility to share this news because I have a public facing life. I understand how crucial it is to offer clear communication with my constituents, community members, and elected officials during these difficult times to keep us all safe. Thank you to everyone for your support of me and my family at this time."