California Governor Gavin Newsom’s office announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday night.
Newsom has mild symptoms, according to police FOX 2 Oakland. Further details about his condition were not immediately available, but it was noted that his wife tested negative.
The governor will work remotely, FOX 2 reported, and he will self-isolate in accordance with current California Department of Public Health guidelines, which recommend at least five days.
says CDPH isolation may end after the fifth day with a combination of a negative test and no symptoms, although masks are required indoors for 10 days.
GAVIN NEWSOM TOASTED FOR LEAVING CALIFORNIA ON ‘PERSONAL JOURNEY’ Amid Destructive Winter Storms
Then-Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom (L) and wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom attend the 12th Annual California Hall of Fame Ceremony at the California Museum on December 4, 2018 in Sacramento, California. (Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
This is the governor’s second time testing positive for the disease, as he also tested positive last May.
Newsom’s diagnosis comes just days after he returned to the state on Sunday evening following a “personal trip” to Mexico’s Baja California — a decision that drew him much criticism as many Californians were hit by historic winter storms that first arrived on Sept. 21. February.
More than 12,000 residents were still without power as of Thursday morning, according to PowerOutage.us. Those affected are mostly in Nevada County.
While California Governor Gavin Newsom was in Mexico’s Baja California, Crestline residents like Don Kendrick and Deanna Beaudoin, right, were among the many whose properties were slammed with snow. The pair are pictured taking a break from scooping out their car on Sunday — the day Newsom returned to California — after being snowbound for 12 days. (AP/José Luis Villegas/Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
CALIFORNIA GOV. NEWSOM OFFICIALLY ENDING COVID EMERGENCY ALMOST THREE YEARS LATER
The Democratic governor begins his State of the State tour on Monday. As of Wednesday night, the tour is still going on, California media reported.
The Los Angeles Times added that Newsom still plans to participate in a virtual press conference with California Atty on Thursday. General Rob Bonta.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at an event. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Newsom ended California’s COVID-19 state of emergency on Feb. 28, nearly three years after the proclamation was issued.
Fox News Digital contacted Newsom’s office but heard nothing back.