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