Archive for Tag: vaccination

South Jersey lawmakers to Murphy: Stop burdensome, discriminatory school Covid testing

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Ed Durr, and Assemblywomen Beth Sawyer and Bethanne McCarthy Patrick want Gov. Phil Murphy to rescind his executive order that requires school staff and teachers who are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to submit to once or twice weekly testing. The freshman legislators argue that...

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Sawyer bill would prohibit vax status discrimination

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer introduced a bill Monday that would prohibit discrimination against some workers who have not received the Covid-19 shots and boosters. Sawyer’s bill would protect unvaccinated corrections officers, first responders and health care workers against discrimination based on their personal medical choice. The bill...

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New lawmaker and EMT says Murphy’s vaccination orders hurt health care heroes and a hemorrhaging industry

TRENTON, N.J. – Newly sworn-in Assemblywoman Bethanne McCarthy Patrick knows a lot about front-line health care – she has been living it for three decades as an emergency medical technician and former firefighter. The already fragile industry now faces a bigger crisis, she warns, as the vaccine mandate handed...

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Piperno and Eulner: Murphy’s health care vax orders out of sync with science, exacerbates staffing shortages

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen Marilyn Piperno and Kim Eulner denounced Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order eliminating a Covid-19 testing option for unvaccinated health care workers as it puts the state’s most vulnerable residents at risk and ignores science. On Tuesday, the governor signed Executive Order No. 283 mandating...

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Lawmakers to Murphy: Stick to your promise and follow the science on masks

TRENTON, N.J. – North Jersey lawmakers are questioning Gov. Phil Murphy’s hesitation to follow recommendations by federal health officials to lift mask requirements in most instances. “For a guy who claimed early on that he’d be guided at every step by science, Governor Murphy seems more driven by politics,”...

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DeCroce bill would ban government from requiring proof of Covid vaccination

TRENTON, N.J. – Government offices would be prohibited from discriminating against individuals who have not received a Covid-19 vaccine under a bill to be introduced by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce. “We must protect an individual’s liberty to make their own medical decisions in concert with health care professionals and prevent...

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