Governor Wolf Tests Positive for COVID-19

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The Center Square) – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday he’s tested positive for COVID-19.

The announcement comes on the same day capitol insiders expected the governor would enact widespread economic closures as virus cases surge.

“I have no symptoms and am feeling well and I am in isolation at home,” Wolf said via Twitter. “I am following CDC and Department of Health guidelines.”

He said he and his wife, Frances, remained quarantined at home. He asked all residents to wear masks, social distance and remain vigilant.

“As this virus rages, my positive test is a reminder that no one is immune from COVID,” he said. “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.”

Staff Reporter

Christen Smith follows Pennsylvania’s General Assembly for The Center Square. She is an award-winning reporter with more than a decade of experience covering state and national policy issues for niche publications and local newsrooms alike.