A Statement on Governor Northam and First Lady Northam testing positive for COVID

The university was informed today that Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam tested positive for COVID, shortly after the Governor attended an event this week on our Fairfax campus.

The Governor was on campus for a short time on Tuesday, wore a mask during his entire visit and came into close contact with a very small group of individuals.

The university is working to make sure that the Virginia Health Department knows who was in close contact with the Governor on Tuesday, and health department officials will contact those individuals directly. Anyone who has concerns about their exposure or health should contact their health care provider.

Michael Sandler
Associate Vice President, Communications

Julie Zobel
Assistant Vice President, Safety, Emergency, and Enterprise Risk Management

Posted in Coronavirus Communications.