Governor Phil Murphy mentioned a protest at his residence on Saturday where people shouted, “Burn your mask,” he said.
Fifty people showed up to the governor’s private home.
It’s happened with some regularity.
“I’m not sure what the thinking was behind that,” Murphy said this afternoon at the War Memorial in Trenton as part of his daily briefing. “I would remind people who think we should open everything right now that we just reported an additional 231 positive cases.
“And we still rank in the top 20 nationally in terms of residents, per capita, in the hospita, and we’re still in the top three in terms of the number of people who are passing,” the governor added.
Residents must continue to wear masks, he said, and maintain social distancing.