Gov. Murphy: Vaccinated office employees can stop wearing masks, social distance June 4

Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday that beginning June 4, people who are vaccinated will not have to wear a mask or social distance in a work office, unless they are a state employee.

News 12 Staff

May 27, 2021, 9:17 AM

Updated 1,061 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday that beginning June 4, people who are vaccinated will not have to wear a mask or social distance in a work office, unless they are a state employee.
State employees will still have to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.
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On the same day, Gov. Phil Murphy says companies will no longer be required to offer a work from home option, meaning companies can start calling people back into work, even if they aren't comfortable with returning.  
"We encourage all employers to do the right things for their specific workplaces,” says Gov. Murphy.  “While we are rescinding some requirements, that doesn't mean we don't expect you to be flexible and to work with employees, particularly those who are juggling family obligations such as child care."
Some Republicans criticized the governor’s decision making, including State Sen. Declan O'Scanlon, who said, “If the vaccine works, shouldn't a vaccinated person be protected everywhere? If so, why is the governor creating unnecessary confusion by treating workplaces differently?"


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