- Two children of California Governor Gavin Newsom have tested positive for Covid
- It is not clear whether his 12-year-old daughter Montana has been vaccinated. Hunter, 10; Brooklyn, 8; And the Dutch, 5, are not like children under the age of 12 are not approved for the vaccine.
- Spokesperson Erin Mellon said the governor, his wife and their two other children tested negative.
- The news came after the governor called back the election on Tuesday and said his success proved Democrats must ‘lean on’ to coronavirus protections
California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statement confirming that two of his children have tested positive for COVID-19.
Spokesperson Erin Mellon said the governor, his wife and their two other children tested negative. An update on their terms hasn’t been shared.
The couple has four children together — Montana, 12; Hunter, 10; Brooklyn, 8; and Dutch, 5. It was not confirmed which of the two came with the virus or if Montana has been vaccinated.
All children 12 years of age and older can currently receive Pfizer’s two-shot vaccine in the United States.
According to California law, no child under the age of 12 can be vaccinated, but Mellon said in the statement that “the family is following all COVID protocols,” as reported Fox 2.
Two children from California Governor Gavin Newsom have tested positive for Covid It is not clear whether his 12-year-old daughter Montana has been vaccinated. Hunter, 10; Brooklyn, 8; And the Dutch, 5, are not as if the vaccine is not approved for children under the age of 12.
Spokesperson Erin Mellon said the governor, his wife and their two other children tested negative.
“Newsoms continues to support indoor masking for unvaccinated individuals and advocates vaccination as the most effective way to end this pandemic,” he said.
The news came after the governor called back the election on Tuesday and said his success proved Democrats needed to ‘bow’ to coronavirus safety restrictions.
“What I’m saying here is positive,” Newsom told CBS when asked what he would tell the National Democrats.
‘do not be creepy. bow down Because at the end of the day, it’s not just about vaccines and masks — the formal right to set tone and duration on masks. But it is the moral right that we have: that we are on the right side of history and that we are doing the right thing to save people’s lives.’
He said Democratic leaders should “bend down to strengthen their spines and keep people safe and healthy.”
The moderate governor acknowledged that the recall effort against him was ‘in no small measure because of our approach to this pandemic’.
California was badly affected by the COVID pandemic and thus the country had some strict containment policies. Many schools remained closed for more than a year and back-and-forth lockdown measures left businesses disappointed.
Images of Newsom dining at the luxe French Laundry restaurant with a large group of people while indoor dining was closed, prompting an effort to recall.
He seemed ripe to pull out at some point before the recall election, but eventually nearly two-thirds of Californians held their seat against the recall.
Conservative radio host Larry Elder had emerged as the front runner among Republican challengers. He promised to repeal Newsom’s COVID protocols, including his mandate to get state workers vaccinated or face weekly tests.
Biden also said Newsom’s success was a victory for strong COVID measures.
‘This vote is a resounding victory for the approach he and I share to defeating the pandemic: strong vaccine requirements, strong steps to safely reopen schools, and strong plans to deliver genuine medicines – not fake treatments – to help those who are sick,’ the president said in a statement.
Vaccine mandates are popular with 61 percent of adults in the state, according to a survey conducted late last month by the Public Policy Institute of California.
Biden also signed an executive order requiring vaccinations or weekly tests to be mandatory for all businesses with more than 100 employees. Another order requires federal employees to get vaccinated with no option for testing.
Exit polls showed that nearly a third of voters – 31 per cent – reported coronavirus as their top issue. Of those who said so, nearly 80 percent voted for Newsom to remain in the job.
At the national level, however, a pro-vaccine mandate stance may be more problematic.