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Roanoke's Del. Sam Rasoul tests positive for COVID-19

Roanoke's Del. Sam Rasoul tests positive for COVID-19


Del. Sam Rasoul, D-Roanoke, listens to debate during a floor session last year inside the State Capitol in Richmond. Rasoul has emerged as a leader in his party’s large pack for lieutenant governor.

Del. Sam Rasoul, D-Roanoke, has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Rasoul informed the public about his diagnosis Monday morning on social media.

“My family and I are recovering and completing our isolation period,” wrote Rasoul, who has three children.

The General Assembly is scheduled to reconvene Aug. 18 for a special session to take up budget issues as well as criminal justice and police reform.

Rasoul was not available by phone to talk Monday.

Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, has recovered from the coronavirus. He tested positive earlier this month and isolated at home. This weekend, he was in Southwest Virginia attending an event with Republican activists.

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