No new NJ government COVID-19 cases since 2 aides tested positive: Murphy

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TRENTON, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- No one affiliated with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s office has tested positive for COVID-19 since two of his aides contracted the virus earlier this week, he said Friday evening.

In a tweet, Murphy said 66 state employees, including members of his staff, New Jersey State Police troopers and maintenance staffers, took COVID-19 tests on Friday. All of the tests came back negative, he said.

“Let’s all remain vigilant: wear a mask, social distance, and wash your hands,” Murphy wrote.

The governor is currently self-quarantining at home with his wife as a precautionary measure. In an interview with 1010 WINS on Thursday morning, Murphy said he and one of the aides who tested positive for COVID-19 dined outdoors together, along with a few other people, at a bar in Hoboken last weekend.

All of the bar’s patrons were wearing masks, but did take them off to eat and drink, he said.

Murphy on Thursday said he was feeling “fine,” adding that he planned to get tested for COVID-19 on Saturday. Both his COVID-19 test and his wife’s test came back negative on Wednesday.

The two aides who tested positive for COVID-19 were also doing well as of Thursday morning, he said.