Murphy Declares Public Health Emergency To Fight Covid

Governor Phil Murphy has declared another public health emergency in New Jersey, saying the state is dealing with an “Omicron tsunami.”

“COVID-19 remains a significant threat to our State and we must commit every resource available to beating back the wave caused by the Omicron variant,” Murphy said.

The order will allow the governor’s restrictions to stay in place, such as the mask mandate for schools and daycare centers.The legislature had allowed his emergency powers to expire.

“While we hope to return to a state of normalcy as soon as possible, the step I am taking today is a commonsense measure that will protect the safety and well-being of all New Jersey residents while allowing state government to respond to the continuing threat that COVID-19 poses to our daily lives,” Murphy said.

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