CHICAGO — Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady and Secretary of State Jesse White both announced Thursday they have tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement, Arwady said she was “experiencing some cold-like symptoms and fever” but is “otherwise well.”

“Last night, for the first time in the pandemic, I tested positive for COVID-19. I am experiencing some cold-like symptoms and fever but am otherwise well, which I credit to the fact that I’m fully vaccinated and boosted. I will continue to work from home while following the CDC guidelines for isolation,” the statement said.

Additionally, White’s office released a statement that said, “White has mild symptoms and is conducting work from home while in quarantine. White is double vaccinated and twice boosted. He is following appropriate CDC and IDPH quarantine guidelines.”

Since the pandemic’s onset in 2020, COVID-19 case rates in Chicago have declined. The Chicago Department of Public Health reports 530 confirmed cases as of Thursday, down from the 616 cases reported last week.

Nineteen people remain hospitalized and one person has died, health officials said.

The COVID-19 community level for Chicago and Cook County is medium, but the highly transmissible omicron subvariants continue to dominate. Because of this, Arwady says Moderna and Pfizer BitNTech have asked the FDA to authorize an updated COVID-19 booster to target omicron strains.

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“I think it would have the potential to really help the risk of breakthrough infection on transmission,” Arwady said in a Facebook live Q&A before announcing her diagnosis.