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Gov Murphy Mandates Vaccine Requirement for Companies Contracted with State

Governor Phil Murphy today signed an executive order requiring new and potential state contractors to demonstrate that all of their employees who enter, work at, or provide services in any state agency location are fully vaccinated or otherwise undergo weekly testing.

“This executive order will bring state contractors in line with the requirements set for all direct state employees,” said Governor Murphy. “Quite simply, we must ensure that everyone providing service to the people of New Jersey is being held to the same public health safety and standards.”

Among the provisions in the executive order are that:

  • Each executive department and agency including independent authorities will to the extent permitted by law, ensure that contracts or agreements entered into by the executive department or agency include a clause that the contractor or any subcontractors, at any tier, that is party to the contract must maintain a policy that requires all covered workers to either provide adequate proof to the covered contractor that they have been fully vaccinated or submit to COVID-19 testing at minimum one to two times weekly;
  • The order will apply to any new contract, new solicitation for a contract, extension or renewal of an existing contract, and exercise of an option on an existing contract, if it is a contract for services, construction, including demolition, remediation, removal of hazardous substances, alteration, custom fabrication, repair work, or maintenance work, or a leasehold interest in real property through which covered workers have access to State property, and the cost or contract price thereof is to be paid, in whole or in part, with or out of executive department or agency funds.
  • Covered workers must provide proof of vaccination which includes:
    The CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card issued to the vaccine recipient by the vaccination site, or an electronic or physical copy of the same;
  • Official record from the New Jersey Immunization Information System (NJIIS) or other State immunization registry;
  • A record from a health care provider’s portal/medical record system on official letterhead signed by a licensed physician, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant, registered nurse or pharmacist;
  • A military immunization or health record from the United States Armed Forces; or Docket mobile phone application record or any state specific application that produces a digital health record.

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There are 12 Comments to "Gov Murphy Mandates Vaccine Requirement for Companies Contracted with State"

  • me says:

    Great way to get my vote

  • A Yid says:

    If the Governor annoys enough people, there won’t be enough people left to reelect him! If so many people were supportive of vaccinations, there would be no need for it to be mandated!

  • A.s says:

    I think Murphy has a strong feeling that he will lose, so he keeps tossing at us more mandates in all areas. Wow!

  • TheConsultant says:

    Another unconstitutional authoritarian order from from the governor, another reason to vote him out of office.

  • Really? says:

    @TheConsultant
    You may not agree with the Governor’s mandate, but it is most certainly constitutional, as has been ruled by the Supreme Court, based on a century-old precedent.

    Wishful thinking doesn’t change reality.

    • TheConsultant says:

      It has never been ruled constitutional by the supreme court or any court for that matter that a governor or government entity can mandate private companies to impose vaccination mandates on their employees and on their subcontractors employees in order to contract with the government.
      Wishful thinking doesn’t change reality.
      Vote Murphy out of office.

  • TheConsultant says:

    Vote Murphy out of office and show hakoras hatov to him by sending him a nice fruit platter.

  • huh says:

    Hakoras hatov for what? He created the problems and left us alone a little but he put in place all the draconian restrictions.

  • Leftists are killing the country! says:

    I’m sorry, I really don’t like to use these words, but the governor is (moderated)!

    The current number in New Jersey is 0.0954% positive. If you know anything about numbers, which most of you seem not to especially if you are a leftist who loves our wonderful governor (cough cough cough cough), this is almost nothing. Why do we need to have people do things that they don’t want to do to themselves just so that the spineless wusses feel good? More people have the common cold! More people are sneezing because of allergies! This is utterly insane already. The worst part about this whole China virus is that it stopped whatever normal people there were, from being able to use their brains.

  • TheConsultant says:

    @huh, I was saying if one felt he deserves hakoras hatov, a fruit platter would be more appropriate than reelecting him.

  • Michael says:

    If enough people would get the vaccine there would be no need for the madate.

  • headlines says:

    Every day there’s another story about someone who had a heart attack, stroke, sudden death, young people dying in their sleep. Ad massay??? WAKE UP !! We need to do teshuva and beg for moshiach. This vaccine is injuring and killing our own people and you won’t realize it unless you connect the dots. Do your research and look at vaers! Rabbi M.K. in Lakewood knows many, many authentic real stories of deaths, fertility issues and otherwise RL. Its real whether you want to believe it or not.