September 28, 2020 -- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and his wife, Pamela, have tested positive for COVID-19 and are isolating, the governor’s office said in a Friday news release.

The release said a member of the governor’s residence staff tested positive Wednesday.

“Both the governor and first lady received PCR nasal swab tests yesterday afternoon, and both tested positive. Governor Northam is experiencing no symptoms. First Lady Pamela Northam is currently experiencing mild symptoms. Both remain in good spirits,” the release said.

Northam is the third U.S. governor to test positive.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced this week that he and his wife had the virus and were isolating. In July, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt contracted coronavirus after attending President Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa.

Northam said he’ll work as governor from home. He and his wife are working with health authorities to trace their contacts.

“As I’ve been reminding Virginians throughout this crisis, COVID-19 is very real and very contagious,” Northam said. “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. We are grateful for your thoughts and support, but the best thing you can do for us—and most importantly, for your fellow Virginians — is to take this seriously.”

Unlike his counterparts in Missouri and Oklahoma, Northam instituted a statewide face mask order to curb the spread of the coronavirus.