Gov. Newsom, family in quarantine after possible COVID-19 exposure

The governor tweeted "the entire family tested negative" Sunday

Gov. Gavin Newsom said late Sunday he will be quarantining for 14 days "consistent with local guidelines" after he and his family tested negative for COVID-19 following his kids' exposure to someone positive with the virus.

Gov. Newsom said three of his four children were exposed to an officer from the California Highway Patrol who tested positive for COVID-19. The governor tweeted that he learned of their exposure late Friday, clarifying that he and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, had no direct exposure to the officer.

The entire family will be joining him in the 14-day quarantine.

The news comes just days after one of the governor's kids began quarantining following possible exposure to the virus, that incident happening at a private school in Sacramento.

It was not immediately clear when the governor's quarantine period will end or what his schedule will be during that time.

California is dealing with a statewide surge of the virus, enacting a month-long limited curfew for counties in the restrictive purple tier over the weekend as part of an effort to slow COVID-19's spread. The state also joined Oregon and Washington state in issuing advisories for the holidays, asking people to reconsider their plans and recommending a 14-day quarantine for anyone traveling during that time.

The governor himself has been under fire for attending a birthday party for a longtime colleague earlier this month against the state's coronavirus protocol.

He called it "a bad mistake."