JUST IN: Governor Murphy Lifts Vaccine Requirements For Health Care Workers

Following recent changes to federal requirements regarding COVID-19 vaccines, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order (EO) No. 332 to lift the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for health care settings in New Jersey.

An executive order signed on April 3, 2023 previously lifted the requirement for employees in health care settings who were not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations to undergo routine testing, while also lifting both the COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements for workers in congregate settings.

Today’s EO lifts the remaining requirement that health care settings maintain a policy requiring their workers to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations.

“Today’s order aligns our state with recent updates to federal requirements and reflects our different circumstances now, as compared to the past few years. My Administration will continue to take responsible steps to adjust New Jersey’s COVID-19 policies and guidance accordingly,” said Governor Phil Murphy.

“COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and I continue to encourage all residents to stay up to date on their vaccinations. Vaccination remains a key public health tool to help protect our health care workers and the patients in their care.”

Health care settings include, but are not limited to, long-term care facilities; psychiatric and specialty hospitals; long-term residential substance abuse disorder treatment facilities; clinic-based setting such as Federally Qualified Health Centers and family planning sites; and community-based health care settings such as pediatric and adult medical day care programs.

The changes come after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced last week that it will rescind and no longer enforce its rule requiring most employees of Medicare and Medicaid-certified health care providers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for that provider to be eligible to participate in Medicare and Medicaid.

EO No. 332 brings New Jersey in line with these changes.

The EO was also prompted by recent changes to the Emergency Use Authorizations of the COVID-19 vaccines that were issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which clarified that individuals can now receive one dose of the Moderna or Pfizer bivalent mRNA vaccine regardless of their prior vaccination status.

As with the previous executive order, individual employers may continue to require vaccination or testing protocols in excess of these statewide requirements and the New Jersey Department of Heath may continue to track vaccination data in respect to healthcare settings.

This executive order takes effect immediately.


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  1. a financial audit should be done on his accounts to see what financial incentive he is getting for promoting vaccines that have killed and maimed millions. follow the money and most of our questions will be answered.

  2. Wow, what a kindhearted soul. After killing 8,000 in nursing homes here – copying King Covidius Cuomo who killed 15K, and 45% of Covid deaths in the US were in nursing homes, and most of those were in the five states that made such laws (that patients that didn’t have to be in hospital anymore but still had Covid were forced back into the nursing homes), and there was never ANY proof that shutdowns or clown-masks would help – and there still isn’t (Grauci Yemach shemo admitted this openly in his deposition), and the “vaccine” had maimed and murdered people from before it was made “official” (EUA only), and people continue to be injured and die up until today – and the future unknowns may be far more, and now he’s in the news for such nonsense?!?! He’s a MURDERER! HE’S the one who should be prosecuted, not Trump!
    Big Pharma and its investors made all the money they will make from it, and see the bad rap they got, so they now make it officially over.
    Silly people to say the least.

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