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State Rep. Barry Jozwiak Tests Positive for COVID-19

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.

7 Responses

  1. How many of these Putzes met with Giuliani? Tots ‘n’ Pears, Losers! I hope the Hoax kills you!

    And Tom wolf? After your planet-killing vote to allow that LNG port – I hope it finishes you off too!

    God sent this Plague for a reason – and Wolf and these Repubes ARE the reason.

  2. So the score in PA is 8 Republicans legislators (the ones that got it from Rudy/Trump stunts deserve special shame)
    2 Dem legislators
    1 Dem governor

    … oh yeah, and about 12,000 dead in PA.

    US count for today: 3,200 (more than 9/11)
    300,000 dead in US already

    1. Wait. Are you blaming Wolf or…

      I’m confused who you are blaming here for the deaths of a virus.

    2. The amount dead from this virus is one of the great tragedies of our time. A country so rich and the envy of the world botches covid so badly that the infections are out of control and the death count so high. And somehow the distractions of “to mask” or not “to mask” and the distractions of “we need freedom during a pandemic” reign supreme. Public health is now a political football and wacky proposals offered by State Republican leadership to have County Commissioners declare health emergencies instead of the Gov were offered.

      1. I’m sorry. This doesn’t make sense. The debate over boundaries of freedom and government reach, vs the perceived wealth of the US, vs. Whatever else is mixed in there about, I assume is a separation of powers and decision making in this rare occurrence of pandemic to this degree.

        You have to tighten that argument up. I agree that anti masking rhetoric should have been a more focused issue, but that took place because of a flubbed response by the gov and Levine.

        PA didn’t fail where all democrats succeeded. Philadelphia is a mess. Democratic counties are a mess. If anything, masks and the rhetoric was shown to be irrelevant.

        Get a real argument together rather than blaming Republicans.

  3. Oh damn, the HO-AX is even getting GOP politicians. LOL. Who knew? Anybody with a brain.

    1. Hes not even the first GOP Covid case you have commented on.

      Do you not understand that its the same few people that read this site? This isn’t Huffington Post. Its a limited reader universe…

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