Governor Wolf Tests Positive for COVID-19
Two-term PA politician is so far asymptomatic and goes into quarantine at home
On the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 9, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, 72, announced that he tested positive for COVID-19.
According to his official statement, he is so far asymptomatic and quarantining at home. His wife, Frances was tested and is currently awaiting her results, but quarantining with the Governor.
"I am continuing to serve the commonwealth and performing all of my duties remotely, as many are doing during the pandemic," Wolf stated.
"As this virus rages, my positive test is a reminder that no one is immune from COVID," he said. "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."
This news comes at a crucial time for Pennsylvania, with new cases and deaths on the rise, combined with the looming likelihood of new restrictions placed on businesses to help mitigate the spread of the virus.
Lt. Governor John Fetterman wished Wolf a speedy recovery, as did fellow Democrat, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.