TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is voluntarily quarantining after a member of his family recently tested positive for COVID-19. Murphy does not qualify as an exposed close contact, but the governor is quarantining out of an abundance of caution.
“A member of the Governor’s family recently tested positive for COVID-19. Per guidance from public health officials, the contact tracing process has begun to notify everyone who may have come into contact with the Governor’s family member during the potential infection window,” the governor’s office said in a statement.READ MORE: Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Involving Ocean City Beach Patrol Members Under Investigation
A member of the Governor's family recently tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, the Governor will be canceling in-person events and voluntarily quarantining before resuming any in-person engagements.
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Murphy tested negative for the coronavirus earlier Wednesday.
Murphy is also canceling in-person events.MORE NEWS: 2 Mothers, Babies Rushed To Hospital After Being Rescued From Burning Frankford Apartment Building, Officials Say
New Jersey officials will provide an update on the state’s coronavirus response at 3 p.m.