Gov. Tom Wolf Tests Positive for COVID-19
Wolf says he has no symptoms and is continuing to work from home.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, who is 72, announced Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 following a routine test on Tuesday.
“I have no symptoms and am feeling well. I am following CDC and Department of Health guidelines,” he said in a statement. “I am continuing to serve the commonwealth and performing all of my duties remotely, as many are doing during the pandemic.”
Wolf said his wife was also tested and is awaiting her results. Both are quarantining at home.
“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.”
At a briefing Wednesday afternoon, Allegheny County Executive Richard Fitzgerald predicted the Wolf administration would announce on Thursday additional restrictions to slow the spread of the virus.