State Rep. Jim Gregory Tests Positive for COVID-19
State Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) has tested positive for COVID-19.
Gregory’s office wrote in a statement on Friday that he was last in the Capitol on Tuesday, Nov. 10 and his office in Hollidaysburg on Nov. 9. The statement added that he wore a mask both days and has been providing updates to the House human resources personnel on his condition.
“My symptoms started in a minor way that initially made me believe I had a head cold. When I developed a fever, I eliminated contact with others and sought out a COVID-19 test,” Gregory said.
“I’m thankful for the kind words from staff members and my fellow legislators. I hope to return to full health soon,” he continued. “In the meantime, I am participating in House business by phone and video conference.”
Gregory is the fifth member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly to test 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.