Attorney General Gubir S. Grewal speaks with Alisa Cooper during a visit to Beth El Synagogue in Margate.

TRENTON – According to a statement from Communications Director Steven Barnes, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today learned that a staff member he had contact with at the workplace on Monday tested positive for COVID-19.

Grewal took a rapid COVID-19 test which came back positive. A follow-up PCR test, however, returned a negative result.

The Attorney General is asymptomatic and is closely following U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NJ Department of Health guidance and is quarantining at home.

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 Gruwal during the potential infection window. He will continue to perform his duties virtually while quarantined, Barnes stated.

“Throughout the pandemic the Attorney General’s office and the Department of Law and Public Safety have taken seriously the dangers of COVID-19. The Attorney General urges members of the public to continue to follow public health guidelines to keep themselves and others safe.”

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