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Governor Gavin Newsom tests negative for COVID-19

Posted at 10:40 AM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 13:40:36-04

Governor Gavin Newsom's office has announced that he has tested negative for the coronavirus. Newsom was tested on Wednesday after someone in the governor's office tested positive.

The governor's office says in a statement Wednesday that the staff member had not interacted with Newsom or with staff that routinely interacts with the governor. Separately, a state employee who works in a space shared with some staff from the governor's office also tested positive for COVID-19 but the person also had not interacted with the governor or his close staff.

The governor's office said that he was tested out of an abundance of caution.

State protocols were put in place after the office was notified after they were notified of the staffer that tested positive.