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Gov. Newsom's staff member positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 1:08 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 16:11:53-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGTV) — A staff member of Gov. Gavin Newsom's office has tested positive for the coronavirus this week, according to the governor's office.

The staff member, who was not named, had not interacted with Newsom or staff that routinely interacts with the governor, a statement read.

Another state employee who also works in a shared space with some of Newsom's staff also tested positive for COVID-19, but that person also has not interacted with the governor or close staff.

Newsom's office requires mask wearing, minimal staff in the office, and most meetings have been converted to video conferencing, the statement said.

The governor said Wednesday that he's been tested multiple times and has never been positive, “and I look forward to getting tested again."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.