California · COVID-19

Newsom quarantines after children exposed to COVID-19

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has placed himself in quarantine after three of his four children were exposed to a person with COVID-19. 

Newsom announced on Twitter Sunday night that the children had been exposed by a California Highway Patrol officer. His children’s ages range from 4 to 11. 

The CHP provides a security detail for the Newsom family, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times. 

Newsom said that he and his wife Jennifer were not exposed by the CHP officer. 

The whole family received negative test results on Sunday, but Newsom announced that he and his family will quarantine for 14 days. 

“We are grateful for all the officers that keep our family safe and for every frontline worker who continues to go to work during this pandemic,” Newsom said. 

This announcement comes just days after Newsom’s kids reportedly came into contact with a positive COVID-19 case at their private school, which is operating in-person learning. 

Staff reports from The San Joaquin Valley Sun staff.