Democrat Governor Newsom in quarantine with family for Covid exposure after scandal over 'hypocritical' swanky dinner

Democrat Governor Newsom in quarantine with family for Covid exposure after scandal over 'hypocritical' swanky dinner

CALIFORNIA Governor Gavin Newsom and his family are quarantining after Covid exposure – shortly after the Democrat came under fire for attending a swanky dinner party.

Newsom tweeted on Sunday that he, along with his wife Jen Siebel Newsom, and three of their kids were exposed on Friday to a California Highway Patrol officer who tested positive for the virus. 


Newsom said that two days later, his “entire family tested negative,” however because of local guidelines, they’re quarantining for two weeks.

“We are grateful for all the officers that keep our family safe and for every frontline worker who continues to go to work during this pandemic,” the governor said.

One of Newsom’s four kids – who range from four to 11 years old – had previously been quarantining because of exposure from a classroom, it was reported on Friday. 

The Newsoms are quarantining at their home in Sacramento County and will be tested regularly, a spokesperson said.

Newsom recently came under fire for attending his political adviser’s party on November 6 at Napa Valley’s French Laundry restaurant.

He was pictured at the posh restaurant with 11 maskless friends, flouting his own strict Covid rules.

The woman who took the photos and told KTTV of the gathering: "While we were there we realized there was a very loud party going on in a room 20 feet from us.

"It was a bit annoying since you’re spending hard-earned money to go there."


She added: "It got louder and louder and so they had some sliding glass doors that they were able to close, so then it was a closed-off room but you could still hear them with how loud they were."

They were celebrating the birthday of lobbyist Jason Kinney – but California guidelines limit large gatherings in an effort to mitigate the spread of coronavirus as the second wave sweeps the United States.

What are California’s curfew rules?

The "limited Stay at Home Order," affects purple-tier counties and applies to non-essential workers and gatherings, and will remain in effect until December 21 at 5am.

Under Governor Gavin Newsom's order, people from the same household are allowed to venture outside together after 10pm as long as they don't socialize with other.

Purple, or Tier 1, indicates that coronavirus is widespread in the county – with more than seven cases per 100,000, or more than eight percent of test results reported positive over seven days.

It means around 94 percent of Californians – roughly 37million people – will live in counties that are in the strictest tier of the state's roadmap to reopening.

California's new color-coded Covid system is part of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

The four tiers are purple, red, orange and yellow.

Purple represents counties with widespread Covid-19, red reflects areas with a substantial number of cases, orange is the moderate tier, and yellow reflects areas with a minimal number of cases.

Newsom later apologized for his "bad mistake,” and said that the gathering was larger than he'd expected when he arrived with his wife.

As of Saturday, nearly all of California’s counties were under a 10pm to 5am curfew because of rising virus cases.

The "limited Stay at Home Order," affects purple-tier counties and applies to non-essential workers and gatherings, and will remain in effect until December 21 at 5am.

Under Newsom's order, people from the same household are allowed to venture outside together after 10pm as long as they don't socialize with other.

Purple, or Tier 1, indicates that coronavirus is widespread in the county – with more than seven cases per 100,000, or more than eight percent of test results reported positive over seven days.

It means around 94 percent of Californians – roughly 37million people – will live in counties that are in the strictest tier of the state's roadmap to reopening.


California's new color-coded Covid system is part of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

The four tiers are purple, red, orange and yellow.

Purple represents counties with widespread Covid-19, red reflects areas with a substantial number of cases, orange is the moderate tier, and yellow reflects areas with a minimal number of cases.

Newsom said earlier this month that he was pulling the "emergency brake" in an attempt to curb rising infection rates.

He said: "We are sounding the alarm. California is experiencing the fastest increase in cases we have seen yet – faster than what we experienced at the outset of the pandemic or even this summer.

"The spread of Covid-19, if left unchecked, could quickly overwhelm our healthcare system and lead to catastrophic outcomes."

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