New Jersey to drop COVID-19 vaccine requirement to enter State House

The state of New Jersey will be dropping its requirement that anyone entering the State House provides proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test.
The policy was controversial when it was first put into place, with many Republican lawmakers refusing to provide proof.
The requirement will end on Friday. Masks will still be required inside of the building.
The change in policy comes as cases of the virus drop again in New Jersey. State health officials reported 1,043 new cases on Tuesday. The rate of transmission is also down and is currently at 0.69.
Hospitalizations continue their decline. Just over 1,000 New Jersey residents are being treated for COVID-19 in New Jersey’s hospitals.