New Jersey to require state contractors to get COVID-19 shots or tests

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says all new state contracts must include language requiring workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine or undergo regular testing.

News 12 Staff

Oct 20, 2021, 9:53 PM

Updated 912 days ago

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says all new state contracts must include language requiring workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine or undergo regular testing.
The governor said Wednesday that the order will be prospective and affect only new contracts, extensions or renewals. He said he couldn’t specify how many state contractors would be affected but estimated it would be in the “hundreds or thousands.”
The order mirrors other executive orders Murphy’s signed requiring shots or tests for state workers and school employees.
There is an exception for existing state contracts since the government can't alter those agreements.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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