First Lady Tammy Murphy tests positive for COVID-19

First Lady Tammy Murphy. Governor’s office file photo.

Tammy Murphy, the wife of Governor Phil Murphy, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the governor’s office.

A rapid antigen test came back positive on Sunday. The first lady is asymptomatic as of Sunday. The governor and the rest of the Murphy family have all tested negative for COVID-19. They will all continue to get tested over the next several days.

Because the governor is vaccinated and boosted, he is not required to quarantine per CDC guidance. He will continue to wear a mask in all public settings, officials said. The governor and his wife are both vaccinated and boosted, and officials said they have exercised caution whenever possible, including double masking.

“The governor and first lady tested themselves due to a recent known non-family contact in their home,” reads the statement from the governor’s office. “Required procedures for reporting, case investigation, and contact tracing have been followed.”

The governor’s regular Monday COVID-19 briefing will be held remotely instead of in person in Trenton. The briefing will be streamed online.