California Gov. Gavin Newsom Tests Positive for COVID-19 Again

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced Wednesday night. This is the second time in less than a year that the governor has tested positive for the virus, after first experiencing mild symptoms following a personal trip to Baja California.[0]

The governor's office said Newsom will work remotely and self-isolate for at least five days in accordance with the latest guidance from the California Department of Public Health, and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, has tested negative.[1]

Newsom tested positive for COVID-19 in May of 2022, shortly after receiving his booster shot, with mild symptoms. During that time, he was prescribed the antiviral drug Paxlovid.[2] Last month, he ended California’s State of Emergency for COVID-19.[0]

He is still planning to hold a Zoom news conference on Thursday with California Attorney General Rob Bonta to make a “major announcement.”[3] Governor Newsom has received his full vaccination and has had more than two booster shots, as stated in a press release from his office last summer.[2]

0. “California Governor Gavin Newsom tests positive for COVID-19 days after return from ‘personal trip'” New York Post , 9 Mar. 2023,

1. “Newsom tests positive for COVID-19, his second infection since pandemic began” Los Angeles Times, 9 Mar. 2023,

2. “Gov. Gavin Newsom tests positive for COVID-19 after trip to Baja California” Sacramento Bee, 9 Mar. 2023,

3. “Newsom tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of ‘major announcement' on Thursday” msnNOW, 9 Mar. 2023,