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California governor's staff member positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 1:02 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 16:02:49-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A member of California Gov. Gavin Newsom's office staff has tested positive for COVID-19 and contact tracing has begun.

The governor's office says in a statement Wednesday that the staff member had not interacted with Newsom or with staff that routinely interacts with the governor.

Separately, a state employee who works in a space shared with some staff from the governor's office also tested positive for COVID-19 but the person also had not interacted with the governor or his close staff.

The governor's office says it received word of both positive tests earlier this week and COVID-19 protocols for California state agencies were implemented.