Days after returning from Central American vacation, NJ first lady Tammy Murphy tests positive for COVID-19

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TRENTON, NJ – On Thursday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy returned to America from a week-long Central American family vacation in Costa Rica. On Sunday, the First Lady tasted positive for COVID-19. The First Lady says she has no symptoms and the Governor’s office has said Phil Murphy and his children have thus far tested negative for the virus.

Murphy will not quarantine with his wife because he is fully vaccinated and boosted.

“As the governor is vaccinated and boosted, he is not required to quarantine per CDC guidance,” the statement reads. “He will continue to wear a mask in all public settings.”

Murphy says the family tested themselves after “non-family contact in their home”.

On Tuesday, the Murphy’s posted a family New Year’s Eve photo showing them together for the holiday.