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Covid-19 Coronavirus in NJ
NJ schools ’empowered to relax’ masking in hot weather, Murphy says
As temps soared about 90 degrees, the governor said on Monday that school officials already have discretion amid the mask mandate to keep students and staff safe in the heat.
COVID-19 spreading among unvaccinated NJ residents, experts say
Infectious disease experts say the wildcard is the COVID variants
Poll: NJ residents support return to school, requiring worker vaccinations
In the same poll, two-thirds of New Jersey adults support colleges and universities requiring all of their students to be vaccinated for the upcoming fall semester.
More signatures, legislation call on NJ to ‘unmask our kids’
"It's more than past the time for kids to be able to take the masks off," Sen. Kristin Corrado told New Jersey 101.5. "I'm really concerned that kids are going to start to think this is normal, and it's not."
Rutgers poll asks why NJ adults are hesitant about getting COVID vaccine
About one in six New Jerseyans say they won't get vaccinated against the respiratory illness.
Bill passes ending NJ health emergency, preserving some powers
Gov. Phil Murphy says he will sign the bill into law Friday. Hundreds protested outside the Statehouse as it passed along partisan lines.
NJ closing vaccine mega-sites: Unclear if family doctors will get supply
All six COVID mega-sites will shutter their doors this summer, as the state shifts to local vaccinating sites. But does that include your family doctor?
Thursday vote planned on NJ emergency powers bill, with these six changes
Vote scheduled on revised legislation extending some of Gov. Phil Murphy’s pandemic powers beyond this month’s planned end of the public health emergency.
Murphy: ‘A chance’ of no NJ mask requirement in schools this fall
Alongside the U.S. Secretary of Education, Gov. Phil Murphy says minds are open to no masks in schools if COVID metrics keep improving.
NJ experts respond: Can we achieve herd immunity against COVID-19?
More than a year since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, there are still plenty of unanswered questions about the virus that causes COVID-19, including the potential impact of present and future variants of the disease.