Two of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s children have tested positive for COVID-19 — but Newsom himself does not have the virus, his office said Friday.
“The governor’s children tested positive for COVID-19,” Newsom spokesperson Erin Mellon said in a statement, according to Politico.
“The governor, the first partner, and the other two children have since tested negative. The family is following all COVID protocols, the Newsoms continued to support masking for unvaccinated individuals to stop the spread and advocate for vaccinations as the most effective way to end the pandemic.”
Newsom, who has four young children, is fresh off a political victory after fending off special election challengers to hold onto power in the Golden State earlier this week.
The Newsom family quarantined for 14 days last fall after three of his children were exposed to a California Highway Patrol officer who was diagnosed with COVID-19.
Earlier this summer, the governor pulled two of his kids from a basketball camp after learning mask protocols were being flaunted there.