New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy made it official – on the same day that the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine received full FDA approval. All preschool-through-12 school personnel in New Jersey 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.
This executive order applies to all public, private, and parochial preschool programs and elementary and secondary schools, including charter and renaissance schools.
It also applies to alk individuals employed by a school – whether they work full time or part time.
“We’re continuing to do all we can to ensure a safe start to the school year. Strong masking and vaccination protocols, in tandem with other safety measures, are our best consolidated tool for keeping our schools open for full-time, in-person instruction,” Murphy said.