Gov. Justice tests positive for COVID-19

CHARLESTON, WV – Late Tuesday afternoon, upon the sudden onset of symptoms, Gov. Jim Justice immediately sought a COVID-19 test, and it came back positive. hours after he met with West Virginia University Athletic Director Wren Baker and Hall of Fame basketball coach Bob Huggins. The Governor, who is fully vaccinated and boosted, is experiencing mild symptoms and is isolating at home.

He is being treated by several physicians, including his family physician Dr. Gary Poling, DO, and Dr. Clay Marsh, MD, the State COVID-19 Czar.

Everyone that the Governor has been in close contact with over the past few days is being notified.

Gov. Justice is in communication with his Chief of Staff and office staff to ensure that state government continues to operate smoothly.

The Governor also tested positive for COVID-19 in January 2022.