TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s COVID-19 public health emergency has been extended for another 30 days, announced Governor Murphy on February 17.

Murphy has extended the emergency health order 12 times since it was originally declared on March 9, 2020.

“Extending the public health emergency allows the Department of Health to continue its vaccination efforts, including prioritizing high-risk individuals, promoting adequate staffing at vaccination sites, and overseeing second dose administration,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “Today’s action gives us the ability to continue our ongoing COVID-19 mitigation efforts while also vaccinating New Jersey residents as quickly and safely as possible.”

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Executive Order 222 extends all executive orders issued under the governor’s authority under the Emergency Health Powers Act. It also extends all actions taken by any executive branch departments and agencies in response to the public health emergency presented by the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the governor's office.

Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed. Click HERE for Executive Order 222



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