Nov 23, 2020 - Politics & Policy

California governor and family in quarantine after coronavirus exposure

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a a news conference about the state's efforts on the homelessness crisis on January 16

California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) tweeted late Sunday that he and his family are quarantining after being exposed to COVID-19.

Details: Newsom said they learned Friday that three of his children had come into contact with a California Highway Patrol officer who tested positive for the coronavirus. "Thankfully, the entire family tested negative today," Newsom said.

  • "However, consistent with local guidance, we will be quarantining for 14 days."
  • The officer provides security for the family, the Los Angeles Times notes.

Of note: One of Newsom's children went into quarantine on Friday after a classmate at school tested positive for the virus, per Politico.

  • The latest developments come just over a week after it emerged Newsom attended a 12-person dinner party as coronavirus cases raged across California.

By the numbers: Nearly 18,700 people have died of COVID-19 in California and more than 1.1 million have tested positive, state data shows.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with more details, including the school coronavirus exposure and the latest statistics, and further context.

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