Gov. Ralph Northam and his wife Pam have both tested positive for the coronavirus, Northam announced in a press release Friday morning.
The two were tested Thursday afternoon after they learned on Wednesday that a member of Northam’s official residence staff, who works in the governor’s mansion in Richmond, had developed symptoms and tested positive.
There is no word on where the Governor may have contracted the deadly virus, and it has not been confirmed if the infection is related to the Governor’s time in Virginia Beach where his was scene not wearing a protective mask.
Ralph Northam isn’t experiencing any symptoms, but Pam Northam is experiencing “mild” symptoms, according to the press release.
The Governor and his wife will isolate for the 10 days.
They are working with the state and Richmond health departments to track their contacts, and the governor’s mansion and Patrick Henry building, where the governor’s and many cabinet members’ offices are located, will be closed for deep cleaning morning.