UPDATE: Masks Are No Longer Required In New Jersey Health Care Facilities

Masks are no longer required to be worn at a doctor office or other health care facilities in the state, according to updated guidance from the New Jersey Department of Health.

The mask requirement was one of the last remaining – and most visible – restrictions relating to the Covid-19 pandemic.

As earlier reported, some health care facilities in the state started notifying people of the updated guidance last week.

Asked during a television interview about the latest move, Governor Murphy called it “very important decision” and added that he did “not take it lightly.”

“The fact of the matter: It’s where the world is headed,” Murphy said.

“We are merely in synch with the broader trends. If anything, New Jersey has been more stringent than other states.”

The governor also noted that anyone can still wear a mask if they choose.

“Just because it’s not mandated doesn’t mean you can’t wear a mask yourself,” he said. “If you feel comfortable, based on your circumstances wearing one, go ahead and wear one.”

Facilities in the state can also opt to have their own mask mandate.

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  1. Someone might have bronchitis and I had it long time ago because someone coughing and they don’t cover their mouth and you never know what others can have and you might catch it

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