COVID-19

Murphy Will End Weekly Testing in Schools for Unvaccinated Staff

Update: Gov. Murphy just issued the Executive Order. Full text here.

In accord with the Centers for Disease Control’s new COVID-19 protocols, this morning Gov. Phil Murphy lifted New Jersey’s requirements that teachers, school employees, workers at child care facilities, state employees, and state contractors who aren’t vaccinated against COVID-19 must undergo regular testing for the virus.

This was first reported by Advance Media.

Either today or tomorrow Murphy will sign an executive order reversing the state’s mandates that school districts, child care centers, and state contractors must maintain a policy that their employees be vaccinated or face routine testing. For many staff members, in-school preparation starts next week.

Staff Writer

Recent Posts

ANALYSIS: If You Ever Needed More Proof That Asbury Park is Impervious to Improvement, Here It Is

Today the Star-Ledger’s Tom Moran interviews a man he calls “the most influential man you…

3 days ago

Breaking the Stigma and Gaining Understanding Around Special Education Services

These contributors are KIPP NJ educators, staff members, and parents in Camden and Newark. Across…

3 days ago

Three Cheers for the New Jersey Department of Education!

News broke yesterday that the Murphy Administration’s Department of Education granted approval for 11 high-performing…

3 days ago

VIDEO: Newark Families Demand to Be Heard on School Board’s Secret Negotiations With Superintendent

NJER TV’s new video examines the outrage of Newark families who have been gaslighted and…

3 days ago

LILLEY: Hot Water For NJEA President/Montclair Mayor/2025 Gubernatorial Hopeful Sean Spiller

NJEA President/Montclair Mayor/2025 gubernatorial hopeful Sean Spiller again finds himself in hot water, as explained…

4 days ago

JerseyCAN’s Paula White: Today the Murphy Administration Did the Right Thing

The New Jersey Public Charter School Association announced this morning that the New Jersey Department…

4 days ago