NJ Guv Was at Outdoor Bar With Staffer Who Tested Positive for COVID-19
Daniel Bryan, a senior adviser to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, was named as the second staffer to test positive for COVID-19, according to WHYY. In an email, Murphy’s office said that Bryan is asymptomatic and that contact tracing is being conducted for any person who may have been exposed. Deputy Chief of Staff Mike Delamater was the first senior member of the governor’s staff to contract the virus and was reportedly in contact with Murphy and his wife at an outdoor bar on Saturday before he tested positive. “I was not really up against this person,” Murphy said, acknowledging that he took off his mask to eat and drink at the small gathering, which was attended by six “close friends and colleagues.” “It was at most 15 minutes, and we were outdoors.” The second staffer who tested positive was not at the weekend event. The governor and his wife have since tested negative for COVID-19 twice. Murphy is self-isolating through the weekend at least, according to his office.