California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s son was photographed maskless indoors at a summer camp, prompting the Democratic governor to pull his children 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 Tuesday about the photos. “Their kids will no longer be attending the camp.”


California’s current guidance says children ages 2-11 must wear masks because of COVID-19 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 recently filed a lawsuit against Newsom on the updated masking guidelines in schools, Fox 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.

In November, photos surfaced of Newsom breaking his own rules while dining and socializing with a large group, maskless, at the well-known, pricey French Laundry restaurant.

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