NJ Attorney General Quarantining After COVID-19 Test

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New Jersey Attorney General talks with students from the Toms River High School North Political and Legal Education class after he gave a talk to students in the school’s media center. (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

NEW JERSEY – On November 11, it was announced that New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal has tested positive for COVID-19.

   According to OAG Communications Director Steven Barnes, Grewal was infected by a staff member who he came in contact with on November 9.

  “Upon learning this information, the Attorney General took a rapid COVID-19 test which came back positive; a follow-up PCR test, however, returned a negative result,” Barnes said. 

  Grewal is currently quarantining at home. Barnes stated that Grewal is asymptomatic and is carefully following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and New Jersey Department of Health guidance.

  “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. “The Attorney General will continue to perform his duties virtually while quarantined.”