Newsom quarantined after 3 children exposed to CHP officer with Covid-19

Governor Gavin Newsom removes his face mask.

Governor Gavin Newsom removes his face mask during a visit to Pittsburg, California Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

SACRAMENTO, California – Governor Gavin Newsom and his family have been quarantined for 14 days after learning that their three children have been exposed to a California highway patrol officer who gave a positive result for Covid-19, his office announced late Sunday night.

According to press secretary Jesse Melgar, the whole family tested negative Sunday for the coronavirus. The family waited until Sunday to take the latest test on the advice of health professionals, presumably to allow enough time for the normal incubation period after exposure.

The governor learned of the CHP exposure in Friday’s “late evening” hours when POLITICO reported that one of Newsom’s four children had to be quarantined because the school classmate was exposed to Covid-19.

Newsom and its first partner, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, had no direct relationship with the Reverend, Melgar said. The family plans to be tested regularly.

California has long provided CHP protection to governors and their families in their offices, as well as other state-wide leaders. For example, the state spent $ 43 million on CHP details for California state officials in 2008 when Arnold Schwarzenegger was governor when he traveled around the world and tripled what Gray Davis was governor for the past full fiscal year, the then reported. a The Sacramento Bee.

“We are grateful for all the officers who keep our family safe and for all the front workers who continue to work during the pandemic.” Newsom said on Twitter.

CORRECTION: An earlier version overestimated the amount California spent on Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s defense costs in 2008.