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California Governor Gavin Newsom has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be in isolation until at least June 2, his office said Saturday. The governor will work remotely until he emerges from quarantine.
In a statement, the California governor’s press office said the governor was experiencing mild symptoms. He is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including two booster shots as recently as May 18.
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On Saturday evening, Newsom’s press office reported that the governor had received a prescription for Paxlovid, from Pfizer, and would begin his five-day treatment immediately.
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According to the governor’s press office, Newsom will follow California’s SMARTER plan, which includes testing negative before leaving quarantine. According to Newsom’s press office, California’s SMARTER plan implemented by Newsom hopes to fight the virus by “testing and treating patients to prevent serious illness.”