Pa. Governor Tom Wolf Says He's Tested Positive For COVID-19

Dec 9, 2020

Pennsylvania Democratic Governor Tom Wolf says he’s tested positive for COVID-19.

The governor says he does not have any symptoms.

He said he tested positive Tuesday during a routine test. He is isolating at home with his wife Frances, who is awaiting test results.

Wolf is 72, and a prostate cancer survivor, putting him in a higher-risk group for serious complications from the virus.

Wolf led business closure and mask wearing mandates early in the year, which have been widely decried -- and often defied -- by Republicans. 

Wolf's statement today did not indicate whether he knew how or where he contracted the virus.

Wolf says his diagnosis is a reminder that following precautions like he has done isn’t a guarantee, but is a reminder that everyone should do their part to prevent the further spread of the illness.