Schemel’s quarantine ends

HARRISBURG – Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) ended his quarantine period Saturday, Oct. 10, after following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quarantine guidelines associated with his diagnosis of COVID-19.  

Schemel experienced mild symptoms of the novel coronavirus on Sept. 30, tested positive for the disease Oct. 1, and made an immediate and full public disclosure of his test results. He has been quarantining at home.  

“I have isolated myself from my family members to reduce the period of quarantine for them. I will be able to leave quarantine myself Saturday,” Schemel said.  

Schemel said he considers himself fortunate that his symptoms were relatively mild.  “I am grateful for the many messages of support and offers of assistance that my family and I have received. I am also grateful that, to my knowledge, none of the people with whom I had contact prior to experiencing symptoms has contracted the virus,” he said.  

Schemel’s district office is closed to walk-in visitors. It will reopen Friday, Oct. 16.