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Employee in NJ Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli’s Office Tests Positive for COVID-19

New Jersey

The following is a statement released by The NJ Department of Health:

“An employee working in the Commissioner’s Office recently tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee was last in the building on Tuesday, November 24 and is currently isolating at home.

Out of an abundance of caution and in line with the Department’s guidance, Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli and some members of the staff who work in the Office of the Commissioner at the Department of Health in Trenton will work from home and voluntarily quarantine through December 8. We have begun the contact tracing process to notify everyone who may have come into contact with our colleague during the potential infection window, and will offer testing to close contacts.

The Office of the Commissioner was closed and cleaned today according to CDC guidelines.

The Commissioner will not be participating in in-person press conferences during her quarantine period and will resume in-person public appearances according to CDC guidance."