HARRISBURG (AP) – A state lawmaker’s positive test for COVID-19 prompted legislative leaders to immediately cancel the PA House’s voting session yesterday. Human resources workers were deployed to trace Franklin County Rep. Paul Schemel’s personal contacts to see if others should be quarantined. The lawmaker issued a statement saying he began to feel sick on Wednesday and got the positive test result Thursday. He then notified House officials. He was most recently in the state Capitol on Tuesday. Schemel added he’s following the advice of medical professionals and the protocols of the PA House to ensure the safety of his family, staff, and fellow members.

REP. PAUL SCHEMEL