State Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) has tested positive for COVID-19.
Heffley issued a statement through his office and on Facebook on Monday evening announcing that he, along with two of his immediate family members, tested positive.
“Unfortunately, I and two of my immediate family members tested positive for COVID-19,” said Heffley. “Please know that my family and I are taking all precautions and safety measures to ensure we do not spread this virus.”
“I have been self-quarantining since Saturday, Nov. 21 and will continue to quarantine until my family and I have recovered and test negative,” Heffley continued. “We also remain under our family physician’s care.”
The statement from Heffley added that he’s had no recent in-person contact with his district staff and his office remains open to see residents by appointment only.
Heffley is the sixth member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, and the third member since last week, to test positive for COVID-19.
On Friday morning, 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.