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Gov. Ralph Northam in Virginia Beach on Saturday. Photo courtesy @johnwells on Twitter

On Friday, Gov. Ralph Northam confirmed he planned to announce a statewide mask policy after the Memorial Day holiday. On Saturday, he was filmed in Virginia Beach, maskless and surrounded by people.

Northam on Sunday acknowledged he should have carried a mask with him, "in case he ended up in a crowd," the Washington Post reported.

Social media flamed Northam after photos and video appeared on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram of people surrounding the governor, appearing not to social distance and not wearing masks.

On Friday, Northam said his administration was working through a statewide policy requiring masks.

"... We want to make sure everyone has access to a mask. We also want to talk about how we enforce that,” he said.

Northam noted any rules would be for all of Virginia.

“Wearing a mask could literally save someone else’s life,” he said. “Face coverings are an important part of the next steps, and we’ll have more to say on that next week.”

Northam, a physician, has also urged social distancing, specifically to stay at least six feet apart from others in public."

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Where are all the readers who were complaining about the protesters not wearing masks? The good doctor prefers hoods anyway.

Lon G Johnson

Thanks Gov, “do as I tell you to do,” you people know nothing the Government knows it all, Of course he will not follow tules, hell he was in OBX while it was closed to the unwashed masses

Brad London

Northam is a hypocrite and a clown. He's way over his head and should resign now. Have a mentioned his blackface episode? Sounds like fool Biden...


Wellll goober - no mask for thee then no mask for me!

and just how will the commonwealth enforce the wearing of a mask and social distancing??? Hmm???

Oh wait , never mind he’s a Democrat, and the rules only apply to the people!

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