President Donald Trump won’t self-quarantine when he returns to his New Jersey golf club this weekend, and Gov. Phil Murphy is fine with that.
“There is a carve out for essential workers, and I think by any definition the President of the United States is an essential worker,” Murphy said on CNN Wednesday. “And I know the folks around him get tested all the time. I’ve been tested a couple of times when I’m with him over the past couple of months.”
Earlier Wednesday, Murphy and governors in New York and Connecticut announced a policy requiring visitors from states experiencing a high growth rate of COVID-19 cases to self-quarantine for two weeks upon entering any of the three northeastern states.
Trump frequently travels to other states, including a recent trip to Arizona, which is currently seeing its highest number of new COVID-19 cases in a single day.