TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Murphy ended his COVID-19 quarantine after two high-level staffers contracted the virus one week ago. Murphy said on Thursday that he is returning to work, but still limiting his in-person activities. Murphy has scaled back his daily COVID-19 briefing after noting a sharp rise in cases statewide, announcing the briefing will be virtual for the foreseeable future. Meetings will now be hosted just twice weekly instead of each day, he said.
“I think we’re going to be virtual here for the foreseeable future. Not forever and always, but I think this is the format we’re going to stick with, at least for the foreseeable future,” Murphy said. “What we will do is we’ll still stay with the Monday-Thursday reality. I’ve been pretty virtual myself, even though I got back on the field after my fourth negative test in a week on Monday. I’ve done very few things that are what you’d call in-person. I’ll probably do something tomorrow, one item but it will be outdoors. We’ll be with you electronically unless you hear otherwise, for the most part, tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday. We will be back in this format on Monday.”