OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Buffy Wicks was sworn-in for her second term in the California State Assembly at her East Bay home as she self-isolates with her family following a potential COVID-19 exposure.
With baby in hand, Wicks and her family gathered on her front porch for the swearing-in Monday afternoon. State Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) administered the oath from a safe distance.READ MORE: COVID Vaccines: San Francisco Still Set On Vaccinating All Residents By June, 66% Have Received At Least 1 Dose
Wicks and her family are self-isolating after one of her children was possibly exposed to the coronavirus. It is unclear if it was her older daughter or her newborn.
“The experience was incredibly special … and about as 2020 as you can get,” Wicks said in a tweet.
I never imagined I’d kick off my second term on my front porch. But thanks to @NancySkinnerCA, I was able to be sworn in safely to represent #AD15 — w/Peter & Jojo by my side, & little Elly in my arms.
The experience was incredibly special … and about as 2020 as you can get. pic.twitter.com/sY1FofofiVREAD MORE: UPDATE: Early Morning Looting Caravan Targets Stores In Emeryville, Oakland; One Suspect Arrested
— Buffy Wicks (@BuffyWicks) December 8, 2020
In September, Wicks brought her then one-month old to the Assembly floor to cast a vote for a housing bill after her request to vote by proxy while being on maternity leave was denied. The legislation passed the Assembly but failed to be approved by the State Senate ahead of a legislative deadline.
Other members of the Assembly were sworn in Monday at a special session held at the Golden 1 Center, a 17,000 seat arena that is home of the Sacramento Kings NBA team, to facilitate social distancing.MORE NEWS: Pleasanton Police Request Help Finding Missing 10-Year-Old Girl
Wicks represents the 15th Assembly District, which covers parts of the East Bay including Oakland, Berkeley and Richmond.