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Gov. Wolf tests positive for COVID-19

Gov. Tom Wolf. PHOTO PROVIDED

Gov. Tom Wolf announced on Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation at his home in Harrisburg.

Wolf wrote in a statement that the virus was found during a routine test on Tuesday and that as of now he has no symptoms. The Pennsylvania governor plans to continue his work while in quarantine.

“I am following CDC and Department of Health guidelines. Frances has been tested and, as we await the result, is quarantining at home with me,” he said. “I am continuing to serve the commonwealth and performing all of my duties remotely, as many are doing during the pandemic.”

The governor used his positive case to point out that no one is immune to the virus, noting that even though he has followed all the precautions necessary, it wasn’t a guarantee that he wouldn’t contract it.

“… I ask all Pennsylvanians to wear a mask, stay home as much as possible, socially distance yourself from those not in your household, and, most of all, take care of each other and stay safe,” he said.

Ioannis Pashakis
Ioannis Pashakis covers health care, the gig economy, cannabis and technology. Email him at ipashakis@bridgetowermedia.com.

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