SACRAMENTO (AP) — Considered one of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s youngsters could have been uncovered to the coronavirus at college and is in quarantine, a spokesman stated Friday.
The kid started a 14-day quarantine “from the date of publicity” after the household was informed a classmate on the non-public college had examined constructive for COVID-19, Nathan Click on stated in an emailed assertion.
The remainder of the governor’s household just isn’t quarantining as a result of they weren’t immediately uncovered.
“The household has taken the potential publicity severely and is following all state protocols,” Click on stated.
The governor, his spouse and all 4 of their youngsters have examined adverse for the virus, Click on stated. He didn’t determine the kid who was in quarantine.
Newsom had a speedy take a look at this week that was adverse and he’ll get a daily checks this weekend, Click on stated.
The story was first reported by Politico.
Newsom stated final month that his youngsters had returned to their non-public college in Sacramento, sparking criticism whilst tens of millions of public schoolchildren proceed to check on-line or by way of different distance studying measures due to COVID-19 considerations.
Click on stated Newsom “has made the security of scholars and workers a precedence through the COVID-19 pandemic and has fought to make sure that each baby – whether or not in a classroom or at residence – is studying.”
The varsity the place Newsom’s baby was uncovered will cease in-person studying and transfer to distant studying after the Thanksgiving break by way of the second week of December, partly due to the upper an infection dangers related to vacation actions, based on an e mail Politico stated it had obtained.
The governor additionally drew fireplace this week for apparently flouting the very social distancing guidelines that he has urged Californians to comply with assiduously to curb a spiking COVID-19 an infection charge.
Newsom stated this week he made a “unhealthy mistake” by attending a good friend’s birthday dinner on Nov. 6 on the ritzy French Laundry restaurant in Napa County. He apologized and described the dinner as outside. However images obtained by the Fox 11 TV station in Los Angeles present Newsom and his spouse, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, sitting maskless round a crowded desk of 12 — together with a number of lobbyists — inside a room that was enclosed on three sides.
Napa is one in every of 41 counties that as of Saturday evening will fall underneath a ten p.m. to five a.m. curfew that bars individuals from non-essential actions and orders bars, eating places and different companies to close throughout these hours.
The counties fall underneath probably the most restrictive “purple” tier of the state’s 4 tiers permitting phases of financial reopening. Non-public and public faculties that already are open for in-person studying in these counties are allowed to stay open.
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