California Gov. Newsom’s kids have tested positive for COVID-19

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom at a school reopening press conference in March.
  • Two of California Gov. Gavin Newsom's children tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson said.
  • Newsom, his partner, and two other kids tested negative.
  • The kids who tested positive have mild symptoms and will quarantine, Politico reported.
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Two of California Gov. Gavin Newsom's children tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, a spokesperson said.

The Governor, his partner, and his two other children have tested negative, Erin Mellon, spokesperson in the Governor's Office told Insider in a statement.

"The family is following all COVID protocols," Mellon said. "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."

Politico reported that all of Newsom's children are under 12 and ineligible to get vaccinated.

The children don't appear to have been exposed to COVID-19 at their private school or at any campaign events, Politico reported.

The identity of the two children who tested positive was not released to protect their privacy. They currently have mild symptoms and are quarantining.

In July, Newsom pulled two of his kids out of a summer camp after the camp wasn't enforcing state policy to wear masks.

Earlier this week, Newsom held his position as the state's governor following a recall election.

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