Both the Governor and his wife, Pam Northam, tested positive for COVID-19 in September 2020 after developing symptoms.
Northam said that he still is without his sense of smell and taste – a year later. "We still have some lasting symptoms. I'm just fortunate that nothing worse happened."
Northam said additional cases of COVID-19 are still coming in everyday as are COVID-related deaths. He encouraged all Virginians to get the vaccine – and the booster shot if eligible.
"Everybody needs to realize that the only way we're going to get this behind us is if people get the shot," he said.