TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and his family will be heading south for the holidays. Murphy’s administration today announced the family will be traveling to Costa Rica to enjoy the Christmas holiday. During that time, Lt. Governor Shiela Oliver will assume the role of acting governor. The Murphys will leave on Wednesday and return on Thursday, December 30th.
The trip comes as the state is being hit hard with the omicron variant of the coronavirus, leading to record-breaking daily totals.
“We’re going to spend some time together as a family,” Murphy said. “Please God, we need that.”