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Governor Northam updates Virginians on recovery after testing positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 1:10 PM, Sep 28, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – Governor Ralph Northam shared an update Monday with Virginians on how he and the First Lady are doing since the news of their COVID-19 diagnosis.

Governor Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

On September 23, they were notified that a member of the Governor’s official residence staff, who works closely within the couple’s living quarters had developed symptoms and had tested positive for COVID-19.

The Governor and First Lady received PCR nasal swab tests the following day and both tested positive for COVID-19, the governor’s office said.

Northam says he thanks their friends, family, and Virginians for the well wishes. He says he wants to remind everyone that COVID-19 is still out there and to continue to practice social distancing and other measures.

The Governor is continuing to fulfill his duties from the Executive Mansion as they isolate and evaluate their symptoms.