Newsom takes his kids out of a summer camp because masks weren’t required

Kendall Tietz, DCNF

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s son was photographed maskless indoors at a summer camp, which prompted the California governor to pull his kids out of the camp, Fox News reported.

“​​The Newsoms were concerned to see unvaccinated children unmasked indoors at a camp their children began attending yesterday,” the governor’s communications director, Erin Mellon, told Fox News when asked about the photos Tuesday. “Their kids will no longer be attending the camp.”

California’s current guidance says children ages 2-11 must wear masks during “camps for youth, youth sports and other youth activities, including theater and music performances and band.” Earlier this month, California announced that regardless of vaccination status, students and teachers will be required to wear masks in schools, Fox News reported.

Photos of Newsom’s unmasked son got social media attention, specifically from an account called Reopen California Schools, which has recently filed a lawsuit against Newsom on the updated masking guidelines in schools, Fox News reported.

The account did not publish the photos of Newsom’s maskless son, but called it a “clear violation” of the governor’s own mask mandate.

A recall of Newsom’s position as governor is underway and set for September, which was partly sparked by photos that surfaced of him breaking his own rules while dining and socializing with a large group maskless at the well-known French Laundry restaurant in November 2020.

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