SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s youngsters have examined optimistic for the coronavirus and his household is following “all COVID protocols,” his workplace introduced Friday.
“The Newsoms proceed to help masking for unvaccinated people indoors to cease the unfold and advocate for vaccinations as the best option to finish this pandemic,” mentioned an announcement from Erin Mellon, spokesperson within the governor’s workplace.
The transient assertion mentioned Newsom, his spouse Jennifer Siebel Newsom and their different two youngsters had since examined destructive for COVID-19 however didn’t present another particulars, together with how they had been uncovered.
All 4 of the governor’s youngsters are underneath 12, the age when youngsters are allowed to be vaccinated underneath federal rules.
The announcement comes solely days after Newsom handily defeated an effort to recall him that was partly pushed by the COVID-19 pandemic that shuttered a lot of the state for greater than a yr. The recall gained steam after Newsom was caught in November at a lobbyist’s birthday celebration at a swanky Napa Valley restaurant — unmasked and in a big occasion that violated his personal social distancing orders.
Nonetheless, Newsom obtained about 64% of the vote in Tuesday’s election, in keeping with preliminary results.
Republicans operating to interchange Newsom opposed masking and vaccine mandates however Newsom doubled down on them and argued that GOP opponents would threaten essential efforts to sluggish the unfold of the virus, calling the recall “a matter of life and demise.”
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