Two Of California Gov. Gavin Newsom's Children Test Positive For COVID-19

SACRAMENTO (Calif.) Two of Gov. His office announced Friday that Gavin Newsom's children tested positive for coronavirus.
According to Erin Mellon (spokesman for the governors' office), the Newsoms support keeping unvaccinated people indoors in order to prevent the spread of the pandemic.

Although Newsom, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and their two other children tested negative for COVID-19, the brief statement did not provide any additional details about how they were exposed.

The children of all four governors are below 12 years old, which is the minimum age at which children can be vaccinated according to federal regulations.

This announcement comes just days after Newsom defeated an attempt to recall him. The effort was partly motivated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which decimated large swathes of the state's economy for over a year. After Newsom was caught at a party for lobbyists at a Napa Valley restaurant in November, unmasked, and in large numbers that violated his social distancing order, the recall gained momentum.

According to preliminary results, Newsom received 64% of Tuesday's vote.

Newsom was opposed to masking and mandates for vaccines by Republicans, but Newsom pushed back and claimed that GOP opponents would undermine crucial efforts to slow spread of the virus. Newsom called the recall a matterof life and death.

This article was originally published on HuffPost. It has since been updated.