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Feb 17

Court Upholds Governor’s Authority to Issue Vaccine Mandate for Certain State Workers

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on February 17, 2022 at 5:21 PM by Legislative Staff

A state appellate panel last week affirmed Governor Murphy’s authority to issue vaccine mandates for the state’s corrections officers. The case, NJ State PBA v. Murphy involved a challenge brought by unions representing corrections officers, to Executive Order 283, issued on January 19, 2022, which imposes a vaccination mandate for all workers in “covered high-risk congregate settings,” which includes correctional facilities.

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Tag(s): Vaccine, Mandates, Court