SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s kids have examined constructive for the coronavirus and his household is following “all COVID protocols,” his office introduced Friday.
“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,” mentioned a press release from Erin Mellon, spokesperson within the governor’s office.
The temporary assertion mentioned Newsom, his spouse Jennifer Siebel Newsom and their different two kids had since examined unfavourable for COVID-19 however didn’t present some other particulars, together with how they have been uncovered.
All 4 of the governor’s kids are underneath 12, the age when kids are allowed to be vaccinated underneath federal laws.
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 year. 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.
However, Newsom acquired about 64% of the vote in Tuesday’s election, in line 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 gradual the unfold of the virus, calling the recall “a matter of life and death.”
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