Hampton City Council to get COVID-19 tests after Northam visits & tests positive for virus

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam making masks a requirement when inside public buildings beginning Friday
Posted at 2:27 PM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 14:27:15-04

HAMPTON, Va. - Hampton City Council members will get COVID-19 tests after Governor Northam visited the city and then tested positive for the virus this week.

Northam came to town Tuesday to make an announcement about a new Huntington Ingalls facility.

City officials were there and also had a city council meeting Wednesday.

Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck said he personally had a brief interaction with Northam that was socially distant.

He added that the city council meeting was also socially distant and said the COVID-19 tests are out of an abundance of caution.