Governor Gavin Newsom will need to quarantine yet again post a staff member he came in close contact with was diagnosed with COVID-19.
According to a spokesperson from Newsom’s office, once they received information about the staff member testing positive, they immediately initiated the coronavirus protocols of the state for the state agencies. Newsom as well as the other staff members had tested negative for the virus on Sunday; however, they will have to stay under ten-day quarantine, as per the state guidelines.
As per the governor’s office, the members will be tested again for the virus in the next couple of days.
The spokesperson said that they are working with the California Department of Public Health and California Office of Emergency Services.
The staff member came in close contact of the governor as well as some other personnel, said the governor’s office.
The previous time Newsom underwent self-isolation was post 3 of his kids were came in contact with one CHP official who had tested positive.
The staff members with governor’s office had tested positive for the virus back in October as well as early December; however, Newsom neither came in contact with any of them nor did he quarantine during those times.