SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A member of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office has tested positive for COVID-19, officials confirmed Wednesday.
A spokesperson from the Governor’s Office says the individual who tested positive did not have contact with Gov. Newsom.READ MORE: ‘I’m In!’: Caitlyn Jenner Officially Files To Run For California Governor
COVID-19 protocol has been initiated by the Director of Operations and the office is working with Sacramento County, the spokesperson said. The staff member who tested positive did not have direct contact with anyone in the office for more than 15 minutes.READ MORE: Overturned Big Rig Causes Major Traffic Backup On NB I-5 In Elk Grove
Officials say mask-wearing is mandated in the governor’s office and staff members follow a number of protocols to minimize direct contact.
In December, Newsom entered a 10-day quarantine after a staff member he had been in contact with tested positive for the virus. That positive test came two days after another staffer tested positive.MORE NEWS: Suspect Crashes After Leading Officers On Chase Along Highway 99 In Elk Grove
As of Wednesday, approximately 3.4 million Californians have tested positive for the virus and 52,775 people have died, according to the state.