Monday, 21 December 2020

California Gov Gavin Newsom goes into quarantine AGAIN after being exposed to a staffer who tested positive for coronavirus

  California Gov. Gavin Newsom will quarantine for 10 days after one of his staffers tested positive for COVID-19, according to a spokesperson for the governor's office.

The staffer tested positive Sunday afternoon, the spokesperson stated. Newsom was then tested and his result came back negative.

 The staffer also had contact with other staff members, who were also tested. Their results came back negative.

California Gov Gavin Newsom, shown holding a vial of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, is going into a 10-day quarantine after being exposed to a staffer who tested positive for coronavirus

California Gov Gavin Newsom, shown holding a vial of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, is going into a 10-day quarantine after being exposed to a staffer who tested positive for coronavirus

It is the second time that Newsom has been forced to quarantine after being in contact with a COVID-positive person

It is the second time that Newsom has been forced to quarantine after being in contact with a COVID-positive person

Newsom's 10-day quarantine is out of 'an abundance of caution,' the statement said. 


'The Governor and staff will be tested again in the next few days and continue to follow state and CDC guidelines,' the statement said. 'We wish our staff member who tested positive well.'

Another person in the governor's office tested positive in October, and the governor tested negative back then.


Last month, members of the governor's family were exposed to someone who tested positive for the virus. Newsom, his wife and four children tested negative at that time but had to quarantine for two weeks.    

'State policy for state agencies after an employee tests positive includes protocols if an individual was potentially positive at work — including deep cleaning of shared spaces and asking those who interacted with the individual or shared work spaces to isolate and seek testing,' the governor's office statement said.

 Newsom, 53, and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, 46, are parents to Montana Tessa Siebel Newsom, 11; Hunter Siebel Newsom, 9; Brooklynn Siebel Newsom, 7; and Dutch Siebel Newsom, 4.

The couple have been married since 2008.

Newsom has been under increasing pressure from Californians angry over tiered lockdown rules

Newsom has been under increasing pressure from Californians angry over tiered lockdown rules

Demonstrators protest against a stay-at-home order in California

Demonstrators protest against a stay-at-home order in California

Newsom, a former lieutenant governor of California and mayor of San Francisco, was previously wed to Kimberly Guilfoyle, the attorney and former Fox News personality currently dating Donald Trump Jr.

The governor drew fire in November for apparently flouting the very social distancing rules that he has urged Californians to follow assiduously to curb a spiking COVID-19 infection rate.

Newsom said he made a 'bad mistake' by attending a friend's birthday dinner on November 6 at the ritzy French Laundry restaurant in Napa County.

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