N.J. attorney general quarantining after positive, then negative COVID-19 tests

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Gurbir Grewal

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is quarantining after being exposed to a staff member Monday who then tested positive for COVID-19.

Grewal had a rapid COVID-19 test that came back positive, but a follow-up PCR test came back negative.

“The attorney general, who is asymptomatic, is closely following U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and New Jersey Department of Health guidance and is quarantining at home,” said Steven Barnes, the communications director for the attorney general’s office. “Following established protocols, the Department of Law and Public Safety has begun the contact tracing process to notify everyone who may have come into close contact with the attorney general during the potential infection window.”

Barnes said Grewal will continue to perform his duties virtually while quarantined.