Westmoreland County Commissioner Doug Chew tested positive for coronavirus, causing county leaders to shut down their courthouse offices and cancel three public meetings.
Chew, a first-term Republican from Hempfield, confirmed the diagnosis in text message Tuesday morning.
“I was last in the commissioners’ suite on Wednesday afternoon/evening. I was not in the courthouse Thursday onward. I started with symptoms late Sunday, early Monday. I tested yesterday and received results at midnight,” Chew said.