STATEMENT:

STATEMENT:

PAGOP COMMITTEE MEMBER TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

The Pennsylvania Republican Party has learned that an individual who attended our Fall meeting this past weekend tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.

This individual did not attend the Middletown Trump rally, and is largely asymptomatic, but out of abundance of caution, the PAGOP has personally called and informed every individual who attended our meeting. 

The meeting was held in accordance with CDC guidelines and the Governor’s mandates. Among our protocols was the requiring of health form completion prior to admission. We required face masks, limited attendance, and held the event outside. We implemented social distancing and provided hand sanitizer.  

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the affected individual,” said PAGOP Lawrence Tabas, “and all those affected by COVID-19 including our President and First Lady.” 

UPDATED 10/8/2020: As of Thursday, no other attendees have tested positive or reported symptoms.

UPDATED 10/14/2020: The individual originally thought to be covid-positive after having a rapid in-clinic antigen test, has subsequently tested negative after having a PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test. The original diagnosis was a false positive.

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