TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy this week increased the number of states on the mandatory quarantine list to 35, representing 65% of the nation by state, nearly 80% by population. Despite the quarantine, both Murphy and New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichili said there’s no evidence at all that COVID-19 is being imported across New Jersey’s borders.
“It feels like we can’t find, Judy, unless you see otherwise, any evidence that some returning person or persons have lit up a flare up of some sort,” Murphy said of the travel quarantine.
Despite liberal media news reports today that 250,000 people have been infected by the Sturgis motorcycle rally, Persichilli said there is only one case on record of anyone bringing COVID-19 across the state line in recent weeks. That case was one individual from the Sturgis bike rally.
“We’ve had no major outbreaks either from the travel advisory. We did, through really good case investigation and contact tracing, identify an individual who had been to the Sturgis gathering, and it was the contact tracer who really nailed the questions and got the answers,” Persichili said. “I just wanted to call that out. It just shows the value. The person went into quarantine and there’s no outbreak.”