New Jersey’s school mask mandate may be coming to an end
Gov. Phil Murphy’s plans to require students, teachers and staff to wear masks while in school appears to be in trouble.
The state Senate and Assembly are getting ready to extend some of the COVID-19 regulations that the governor asked for. But requiring masks will apparently not be one of them.
Murphy’s order is set to expire on Tuesday.
The move may force the governor to declare another state of emergency next week if he thinks that students should remain masked.
Democratic legislative leaders also appear to be reluctant to give Murphy the full 90-day extension on his emergency powers. Most of the directives will only be extended by 45 days under the current plan.