Delegate Joshua Cole Receives Negative COVID-19 Test
FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia — Following the announcement of Governor Ralph Northam’s and First Lady Pamela Northam’s positive COVID-19 test results, Delegate Joshua G. Cole was tested for the virus. Delegate Cole received a negative result and is currently experiencing no symptoms.
Delegate Cole, who accompanied the First Lady in Fredericksburg on Tuesday, sought testing this morning. Although his test yielded negative results, Delegate Cole expressed publicly the importance of remaining vigilant and mindful of the virus.
“I wish the Governor and our First Lady a speedy recovery. They have been fighting hard to protect Virginians from this virus and their contraction of COVID-19 reinforces the quarantine measures enacted by the Governor are serious and serve a purpose,” said Delegate Cole. “This virus can affect anyone and we need to keep the safety of others forefront in our minds.”
Delegate Cole is taking measures to self-quarantine and not make unnecessary contact with other persons until a sufficient amount of time for symptoms to develop passes. The Delegate arranged for a subsequent COVID-19 test on Sunday.