Murphy rescinds COVID testing order for healthcare workers

Murphy rescinds COVID testing order for healthcare workers

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Some of the last vestiges of New Jersey’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic are being undone under an executive order signed Monday by Gov. Phil Murphy.

Health care employees — as well as workers in congregate care facilities — will no longer have to be tested regularly for the virus as cases and other key metrics continue to drop across the state.

Additionally, workers in jails, jails, group homes, day programs and other gathering places will no longer be required to be vaccinated against COVID – a move that has been hotly debated among workers despite the high levels of transmission in these facilities.

Vaccination remains compulsory for workers in hospitals and retirement homes

Workers in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities will still need to be vaccinated to “protect the high-risk populations they serve,” according to a statement from Murphy’s office.

Murphy said the decision to drop testing follows recommendations from the federal Centers for Disease Control that routine testing is no longer necessary, even in high-risk settings.

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Low COVID activity

All 21 counties in New Jersey are reporting low COVID activity as of March 30, according to a status report. The whole state was in full swing at the start of the year.

Key metrics such as hospitalizations and ventilator use have also fallen significantly since January, state data shows.

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