WATCH: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announces mask requirement

RICHMOND, Va. – Gov. Ralph Northam gave an update on the state’s response to the coronavirus on Tuesday afternoon.

During the update, he announced that starting Friday, at times, face coverings will be required in Virginia.

As of Tuesday, there are 39,342 coronavirus cases in Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Across the state, 1,236 people have died.

[Where are Virginia’s coronavirus cases? The health department’s interactive map]

Starting Tuesday, Northam will only be giving updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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