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Here's the latest:

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy revealed in a radio interview Thursday that he had exposed himself to coronavirus on Saturday night when he joined friends and colleagues for a drink at an outdoor bar in Hoboken. One of his staffers who attended the outing later tested positive for the virus.

Speaking to 1010 WINS, Murphy said he was near the staffer for 15 minutes at most. He said around six people in his group took their masks off to eat and drink but kept them on when they moved around the outdoor space at a bar called Pilsener Haus & Biergarten.

"Folks were wearing masks at least to the best of my recollection. But at the table, you’re having a drink, you’re eating something, by definition, you’re taking your mask off," he said, speaking from his home.

He added: “Everybody who was at the table that we were at… has been tested at this point, and I believe, to the best of my knowledge, thank God, has been negative."

The governor and First Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy tested negative on Wednesday. After learning that his staffer had tested positive, he was forced to cut short a public appearance in Camden.

A senior administration official later identified the governor's Deputy Chief of Staff Mike Delamater as the staffer who tested positive and came in close proximity to Murphy on Saturday night. The First Lady, Gunaratna and his wife were also present during the outdoor gathering that lasted about an hour and 15 minutes, according to the official.

Delamater was not close to Murphy or the First Lady for long, the official said.

The second staffer who tested positive was Daniel Bryan, a senior communications advisor. Bryan is asymptomatic and took a coronavirus test out of abundance of caution, the governor’s office said.

Murphy has frequently chastised bar and party goers who fail to socially distance as "knuckleheads." The news of the infections within his administration comes as the state battles an increasingly alarming resurgence of coronavirus. Along with Connecticut and Pennsylvania, New Jersey has qualified for New York's quarantine list. Governor Andrew Cuomo, however, has said such a measure would impossible to enforce against neighboring states whose economies are so closely linked.

On Thursday, the state recorded 1,182 new positive cases, more than twice the number of cases reported statewide a month ago, when 457 New Jersey residents tested positive.

Murphy said he plans to quarantine until at least Monday, while staff members who had “closer, more prolonged contact” with the two infected aides will self-quarantine for 14 days.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people who have been in close contact with an infected individual for a total of 15 minutes, even if they are brief repeated encounters over the course of two days, quarantine for two weeks.

“I was not really right up against this person," Murphy explained. "It was at most 15 minutes and it was outdoors.”