by Alex Lloyd Gross
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19. The governor is tested routinely and has tested negative up until his most recent test yesterday That one came back positive. He claimed not to have any symptoms, but is under quarantine just the same. His wife is also quarantining.
The governor is working remotely, taking care of the business of the state. It is not known if any of his close staffers tested positive or if they were given tests. Governor Wolf issued a statement. It is below in it’s entirety.
“During a routine test yesterday, I tested positive for COVID-19. I have no symptoms and am feeling well. 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.
“I am continuing to serve the commonwealth and performing all of my duties remotely, as many are doing during the pandemic.
“As this virus rages, my positive test is a reminder that no one is immune from COVID, that following all precautions as I have done is not a guarantee, but it is what we know to be vital to stopping the spread of the disease and so 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.”
The internet is awash with rumors of a press conference set for this week to announce more stringent government shutdowns of businesses. That has not been confirmed and no such event is listed on his schedule.