California governor and family in quarantine after coronavirus exposure
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.