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Pa. House Majority Leader Benninghoff tests positive for COVID-19

By: - November 29, 2021 12:47 pm

House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre, speaks at a February 2021 press conference.

House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre, received a positive COVID-19 result Monday.

Benninghoff is fully vaccinated, according to his office, and was tested prior to Thanksgiving after developing mild symptoms. He has been quarantined since his test last week, and has continued to work from home. His district offices remain open, his office said in a statement.

Benninghoff added he was “thankful for the health care professionals who have helped me, and many others, through this process.”

He joins the ranks of more than a dozen state lawmakers who have tested positive since the pandemic started in 2020. 

Top Pa. Senate Republican leader Jake Corman tests positive for COVID-19

Another top ranking Republican, Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, tested positive earlier this month.

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Stephen Caruso
Stephen Caruso

Stephen Caruso is a former senior reporter with Pennsylvania Capital-Star. Before working with the Capital-Star he covered Pennsylvania state government for The PLS Reporter.