Two of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s four children have tested positive for Covid-19.
Newsom, his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and their other two kids tested negative for the China virus.
“The governor’s children tested positive for COVID-19. The governor, the first partner, and the other two children have since tested negative,” Newsom spokeswoman Erin Mellon said.
“The family is following all COVID protocols,” Mellon continued. “The Newsoms continue to support masking for unvaccinated individuals indoors to stop the spread and advocate for vaccinations as the most effective way to end this pandemic.”
Newsom’s office however refused to say if the governor was quarantining.
Imagine the media backlash if Newsom was a Republican.
The Sac Bee reported:
Two of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s children have tested positive for COVID-19, his office said Friday evening.
The two children tested positive Thursday, spokeswoman Erin Mellon said. Newsom, his wife and his other two children have tested negative.
Newsom’s children are all under age 12 and are therefore too young to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Newsom and his wife are both vaccinated.
Newsom’s office did not provide details about how the children were exposed to the virus, but said the family does not believe they contracted it at school.
The office would not say whether the governor was quarantining. In a statement, Mellon said the family is following “all COVID protocols,” but did not elaborate.