Rancho Santa Fe resident John Cox, who challenged then Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom in the 2018 governor’s race, has tested positive for COVID-19.
The 2018 Republican gubernatorial candidate made the announcement on social media Wednesday.
“Last week after feeling ill with mild flu-like symptoms, and out of the abundance of caution because my wife is immuno-supressed due to a chronic condition, my physician tested me for COVID-19,” Cox said. “I tested positive and we have been following doctors orders at home and the quarantine protocols regarding this disease.”