Two of Newsom's four children test positive for COVID-19

Two of California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomAlarm grows over smash-and-grab robberies amid holiday season Newsom pledges increased spending on busting retail crime rings The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden talks up bright side beneath omicron's cloud MORE’s (D) four children have tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced.

Newsom’s office confirmed to The Hill on Saturday that the governor's children tested positive on Thursday.

The governor, his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and their two other children have tested negative for COVID-19.


"The governor's children tested positive for COVID-19. The governor, the first partner, and the other two children have since tested negative,” Newsom spokeswoman Erin Mellon said.

“The family is following all COVID protocols,” Mellon continued. “The Newsoms continue to support masking for unvaccinated individuals indoors to stop the spread and advocate for vaccinations as the most effective way to end this pandemic.”

Newsom’s children are all under the age of 12, according to Politico. Therefore, they are not yet eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine. 

The governor himself publicly received Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose coronavirus vaccine in early April.

Newsom’s children previously had to quarantine following exposures to the virus.

In November, one of Newsom’s children had to quarantine after going to school with a child who tested positive for the disease. Days later, Newsom and his family quarantined after his children came in contact with a California Highway Patrol officer who tested positive for the coronavirus.

Most recently, Newsom pulled two of his children, age 10 and 11, from a summer basketball camp in late July after learning that the camp was not requiring people to war masks.

The news comes just days after the Democrat survived a recall election in the state.