On Monday, due to recent changes to federal requirements regarding COVID-19 vaccines, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 332 lifting the requirement for employees in health care settings who were not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations to undergo routine testing, while also lifting both the COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements for workers in congregate settings. This Executive Order (EO) lifts the remaining requirement that health care settings maintain a policy requiring their workers to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations under the EO 325, signed on April 3, 2023
Health care settings include long-term care facilities; psychiatric and specialty hospitals; long-term residential substance abuse disorder treatment facilities; clinic-based setting such as Federally Qualified Health Centers and family planning sites; and community-based health care settings such as pediatric and adult medical day care programs.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced last week that it will no longer enforce rules requiring most employees of Medicare and Medicaid-certified health care providers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
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