California Gov. Gavin Newson disclosed on Nov. 22, over a series of tweets, that his family was exposed to someone known to have tested positive for COVID-19. The tweet read: 

“Late Friday evening, @JenSiebelNewsom and I learned that 3 of our children had been exposed to an officer from the California Highway Patrol who had tested positive for COVID-19.”

The California Highway Patrol provides security for the Newsom family, reports the Los Angeles Times.

“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,” said Newsom in a later tweet.

Although Newsom and his family have tested negative for COVID-19, they have volunteered to quarantine for the next two weeks as a result of the exposure.  His office has stated that Newsom will still continue to act as governor during this time.  

“Thankfully, the entire family tested negative today. However, consistent with local guidance, we will be quarantining for 14 days.”

This is not the first time the family has had a close encounter with the virus. Earlier this year, one of Newsom’s children had already been exposed at school by a student who tested positive for COVID-19.

The governor also continues to face backlash from recently being caught celebrating a friend’s 50th birthday at the French Laundry in Napa, CA. This came after he disclosed newer strict guidelines for many counties in tiers with higher cases of COVID-19.

Newsom apologized at a press conference last week stating he made a “bad mistake” for showing up to the dinner party and “should have turned around.”

One Twitter user, @Joy17123083 wrote:

The new limited stay-at-home order that began on Nov. 21 will run through Dec. 21 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

When: November 22, 2020

Where: California, CA

Who are the major players: Governor Newsom and his family are all under a 14-day quarantine. Newsom will be continuing his duties as California Governor from home. He continues to face backlash from having dinner at his friend’s 50th birthday party at The French Laundry in Napa, CA where he was caught not socially distancing from a large group. The governor apologized in a press conference and said he will own up to his mistakes and will learn to “practice what he preaches”. 

Written ByEddie Huijon

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