Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam criticized President Trump’s “cavalier” attitude toward coronavirus safety on Tuesday during his first public appearance since contracting the virus last month.
Northam (D) and first lady Pam Northam began isolating in the Executive Mansion, with no staff except for a security detail, after announcing that they tested positive 18 days ago. They are believed to have contracted the virus from a mansion employee who works in the couple’s private quarters.
About 65 staff members who had close contact with the Northams were told to self-quarantine for two weeks. Northam said none tested positive, which he called a “testament” to the value of wearing masks.