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West Virginia Governor Justice reviews state’s achievements in brief, written State of the State Address; offers health update via email

By David Beard, The Dominion Post

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – In place of an in-person State of the State Address in front of a packed House of Delegates chamber, Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday delivered an abbreviated five-page written address to the Senate and the House of Delegates.

Justice did this because of a positive COVID-19 test and symptoms requiring him to isolate at home under the care of doctors. He plans an in-person appearance at a later date.

“While I was surprised that my test results came back positive,” he said in his address, “I am thankful to the Lord above that I have been vaccinated, I have been boosted and I have an incredible support system, especially my loving family.”

In a health update Wednesday evening, his office said, “Gov. Justice continues to experience moderate symptoms which continue to make him feel unwell. His course of monoclonal antibody treatment was received well. … The Governor’s second confirmatory PCR test last night was positive. First Lady Cathy Justice is still negative. Gov. Justice’s office staff all tested negative today.” …

To read more: https://www.dominionpost.com/2022/01/12/justice-reviews-states-achievements-in-brief-written-state-of-the-state-address-offers-health-update-via-email/

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