• Matt Esnayra

Gov. Newsom & Family Quarantining after exposure to COVID-19

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Sunday that he and his family are self-quarantining after being exposed to a California Highway Patrol officer who tested positive for coronavirus.

  • The governor’s office said Newsom and his family heard about the exposure on Friday and were tested for the virus Sunday morning. Their results came back negative, and they will continue to get tested regularly, per the LA Times.

Why it matters:

Gov. Newsom has received criticism for attending a birthday party with a lobbyist at an expensive Napa Valley restaurant without wearing a mask and not social distancing with a group of people of different households. All of these are health guidelines Newsom has been advising Californians to follow to slow the virus's spread. Newsom has since apologized for attending the party.

What he's saying:

Newsom tweeted, "Late Friday evening, @JenSiebelNewsom and I learned that 3 of our children had been exposed to an officer from the California Highway Patrol who had tested positive for COVID-19," and the governor would also go on to say that he and his wife "had no direct interaction with the officer and wish them a speedy recovery. Thankfully, the entire family tested negative today. However, consistent with local guidance, we will be quarantining for 14 days."

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