GOVERNOR MURPHY SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER STRENGTHENING COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR WORKERS IN HEALTH CARE AND CONGREGATE SETTINGS AND REQUIRING COVID-19 BOOSTER DOSES
Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 283, requiring covered workers at health care facilities and high-risk congregate settings to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, including having received a booster dose. “With the highly transmissible Omicron variant spreading across the country and New Jersey, it is essential that we do everything we can to protect our most vulnerable populations,” said Governor Murphy.
“With immunity waning approximately five months after a primary COVID-19 vaccination, receiving a booster dose is necessary to protect yourself and those around you. It is critically important that we slow the spread throughout our health care and congregate settings in order to protect our vulnerable populations and the staff that care for them.”