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State Rep. Joe Hohenstein and staffer test positive for COVID-19

By: - December 13, 2021 1:30 pm

After a second dose of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, a swarm of antibodies attacks the virus. (Kateryna Kon/Science Photo Library via Getty Images)

State Rep. Joe Hohenstein.

State Rep. Joe Hohenstein, D-Philadelphia, and a member of his staff have tested positive for COVID-19, House Democrats said in a statement on Monday.

Hohenstein said that his district office in Philadelphia would continue operations online or via phone “out of an abundance of caution.”

“My team and I will continue to offer services to constituents, both over the phone and by email, just as we did when our office was closed for in-person services earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic,” Hohenstein said in a statement. “We plan to inform the community on our social media channels once the office reopens, and in the meantime we look forward to providing constituent services over the phone and over email.” 

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Cassie Miller
Cassie Miller

A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared.

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