California's Governor Says Two of His Children Tested Positive for the Coronavirus

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U.S.|California politician says 2 of his children person tested affirmative for the coronavirus.

Gov. Gavin Newsom shared that 2  of his children tested affirmative  for the coronavirus. The remainder  of the household  has tested negative.
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Shawn Hubler

  • Sept. 18, 2021, 5:56 p.m. ET

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom of California, who 4 days agone bushed backmost a pandemic-fueled effort to callback him, is “following each Covid protocols” with his household aft 2 of his 4 children tested affirmative for the coronavirus.

“The governor, the archetypal spouse and their 2 different children person since tested negative,” Erin Mellon, a spokeswoman for the governor’s office, confirmed precocious Friday. The children, she said, tested affirmative connected Thursday and person mild symptoms. They are being quarantined.

The study came connected the heels of Mr. Newsom’s triumph implicit a Republican-led callback attempt that had gained traction arsenic Californians became impatient with wellness restrictions aimed astatine slowing the dispersed of the coronavirus. The complaint of new Covid-19 cases successful California is among the lowest successful the nation, and the rate of vaccination is among the highest.

The governor’s children, however, are each nether 12, the threshold property for inoculation. In a triumph code Tuesday night, the politician mentioned that his oldest girl was astir to crook 12 this weekend.

“The Newsoms proceed to enactment masking for unvaccinated individuals indoors to halt the dispersed and advocator for vaccinations arsenic the astir effectual mode to extremity this pandemic,” said the governor’s wife, Jennifer Siebel-Newsom.

Governor Newsom’s spokeswoman did not specify which of his children had tested affirmative for the virus. But this is not the archetypal clip it has affected his family. In November, three of his children were quarantined aft being exposed to a California Highway Patrol serviceman successful the family’s information item who was infected, and 1 kid was quarantined aft a classmate tested positive.

This summer, the Newsoms pulled their children retired of a summertime campy aft it was determined that masking requirements were not being strictly followed.

The politician has been vaccinated since April, erstwhile helium received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine astatine a quality conference. The unvaccinated caput of the callback effort, Orrin Heatlie, said this week that helium had recovered aft being sidelined with Covid-19 during the past weeks of the campaign.

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