State Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) has tested positive for COVID-19.
Jozwiak’s office issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon announcing the positive result and added that he is currently resting and self-quarantining at home.
“I’m focused on following the advice of my doctor and taking the steps necessary to recover from this disease,” Jozwiak said. “I’m grateful for the health care workers on the front lines of this pandemic and the excellent medical treatment I have received.”
“At least this happened at a time when I won’t be missing any important votes in the state Capitol,” Jozwiak continued.
According to the press release, Jozwiak’s district office at the Reading Regional Airport remains open.
Jozwiak is the tenth member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly to test positive for COVID-19.
On Monday, state Rep. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland) announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. Last week, state Sen. Judy Ward (R-Blair) announced that she tested positive for COVID-19. One day prior to Ward’s announcement, the AP first reported that state Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Adams) found out that he tested positive for COVID-19 during a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House.
Prior to Mastriano and Ward’s positive diagnoses, state Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) announced on Nov. 23 that he, along with two family members, tested positive for COVID-19. A week prior to Heffley’s positive result, state Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. Just two days prior to Gregory’s announcement, House Minority Whip Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia) announced that he tested positive for COVID-19.
In October, State Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. Senate Minority Whip Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia) announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 in July. State Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) was the first member of the General Assembly to announce that he tested positive for COVID-19 in May. Lewis made the announcement a week after his positive result, although he said he immediately began self quarantining upon confirming the result.
Gov. Tom Wolf also announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday afternoon.