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.

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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.

Murphy said,

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.

The States Where People Live The Longest

Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.