Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and his wife, first lady Pamela Northam, have tested positive for coronavirus, says the governor's office. The two were given tests after it was discovered a staff member of the governor's residence contracted the virus.
While the Governor is reportedly not experiencing any symptoms associated with the virus, Pamela "is currently experiencing mild symptoms." The two plan to continue working while they self-quarantine over the next 10 days.
Northam says, "As I've been reminding Virginians throughout this crisis, COVID-19 is very real and very contagious. The safety and health of our staff and close contacts is of utmost importance to Pam and me, and we are working closely with the Department of Health to ensure that everyone is well taken care of."
He also adds, "the best thing you can do for us — and most importantly, for your fellow Virginians — is to take this seriously."