Gov Murphy Made Official Announcement About New Jersey Teacher COVID Mandates
We were all waiting on what Gov. Murphy would say about New Jersey teachers and if they would be mandated to be vaccinated for the fall. We just got the final word during his press conference.
It turns out that all New Jersey school teachers and staff as well as all state employees, must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 18th. This was the expected message so many are not surprised. Gov. Murphy recently signed an executive order stating that all pre-K though Senior year school personnel must be vaccinated or undergo regular testing for COVID-19 at least once or twice a week. This is the case wether you are full or part-time.
This order also includes administrators, educators, education support professionals, food workers, custodial workers, administrative support and substitutes, among other school employees.
As the school year rapidly approaches, we are continuing to do all that we can to ensure as safe a start as possible
The CDC is recommending that fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in public due to the spread of the Delta variant.