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Governor Gavin Newsom tests positive for COVID-19

Gov. Gavin Newsom among other high profile cases of COVID announced Saturday
Gov. Gavin Newsom among other high profile cases of COVID announced Saturday 02:43

Governor Gavin Newsom tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday, according to his office, and plans to work remotely. He will remain in isolation through at least June 2 and until he tests negative. 

"This morning, the governor tested positive for COVID-19 after exhibiting mild symptoms," the statement said. 

The statement also said that the governor has received a prescription for the antiviral drug Paxlovid, which has proven effective against COVID-19, and that he will begin his 5-day regimen of the medication immediately. 

The governor is vaccinated and has received both eligible boosters, as recently as May 18.

There were also two other high profile COVID-19 cases announced recently. Archbishop Jose Gomez, leader of the Catholic Diocese of Los Angeles, tested positive on Friday. Gomez will be not attending Memorial Day Mass. 

Comedian and Actor Billy Crystal, on Saturday, announced via Twitter that he had also tested positive, tweeting, "I tested positive today. Was taking every precaution possible. Don't think it's not going to happen to you. Stay safe!" 

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