Hours after NYC confirmed its revised vaccine mandate for teachers and other public-school employees, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced to the press, and the people of the Garden State, that NJ would impose its own version – albeit a more mild one – of the requirement for all state employees.
All state employees must now take a full course of vaccines or undergo testing once per week, with compliance expected by Oct. 18.
NEW: All state employees – including those at state agencies, authorities, and public colleges and universities – are required to complete a full vaccination course or undergo regular testing at a minimum of once to twice each week.
Full compliance is required by October 18th. pic.twitter.com/zgn7zFO5HO
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) August 23, 2021
We’re sure it’s exactly what NJ public employees wanted to hear while they were wading through the water (for all those who can’t work from home) this morning.
— JaneDoeMD (@Caerage) August 23, 2021