Gov. Newsom tweets he’s got COVID-19, ‘experiencing mild symptoms’

SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — Governor Gavin Newsom tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday morning after exhibiting mild symptoms and will continue to work remotely, the governor’s office announced Saturday afternoon.

The governor will remain in isolation at least through Thursday, June 2 until he tests negative, in accordance with local and state health guidelines, the governor’s office said.

As outlined in California’s SMARTER Plan, which focuses on testing and treatment, the governor will test prior to leaving isolation.

The governor will immediately begin a 5-day regimen of Paxlovid, the antiviral that has proven effective against COVID-19.

Gov. Newsom is vaccinated and has received two booster shots, including as recently as May 18, the governor’s office said.

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