NORRISTOWN, PA – Today, Valerie A. Arkoosh, MD, MPH, Chair of the Montgomery County Commissioners, announced she has tested positive for COVID-19. Commissioner Arkoosh has released the following statement:
“This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19 using an at-home test. Fortunately, my symptoms are extremely mild, which I attribute to receiving the J&J vaccine and a Moderna booster.
“We are seeing an increase in cases here in Montgomery County and cases are surging across the Commonwealth and country. Frontline workers and hospital systems are feeling the impact. We need to continue to be vigilant and do everything we can to protect ourselves and others, which means continuing to mask up and getting vaccinated and boosted.”
Commissioner Arkoosh is following the CDC recommended isolation guidelines and will continue to handle her duties virtually.