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Governor Murphy's Executive Order 332 - June 6, 2023
RESCINDS COVID vaccination requirements
for health care workers which includes home health care service firms
NJ Governor's Executive Order 292 Ends Public Heath Emergency (Waivers remain)
NJ Governor's Executive Order 290 Extends Vaccination Dates
** IMPORTANT ** NJ Governor's Executive Order Requiring Vaccinations
By Order of the Governor (Executive Order #283 – dated January 19, 2022), health care workers (including all home health care workers) have until Jan. 27 to get their first vaccine dose, and their second dose by Feb. 28.
Health care workers who are already fully vaccinated and eligible for a booster shot will have until Feb. 28 to get the booster. Those who are not eligible yet for a booster will have up to three weeks after they are eligible to get the booster.
All covered workers will be required to be vaccinated and boosted and will no longer be permitted to submit to testing as an alternative to vaccination.
There are exemptions from vaccination because of a disability, medical condition, or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.
NOTE: Please reference the Executive Order for exemptions.
CAHC has no further information.
** IMPORTANT ** New Jersey Update - January 12, 2022
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issues Executive Orders # 280 and # 281
The applicable sections of these Executive Orders for Home Health Care Service Firms allow the continuation of supervising nurses being able to conduct required 60-day client/patient plan-of-care reassessment evaluations and CHHA supervisions by phone or video-chat instead of in person. As stated in the Executive Orders, they take effect immediately and shall
remain in effect until revoked or modified by the Governor.
You may also view and/or download the original rule waiver of March 25, 2020 by clicking the link below.
"Good to Know" Resources
1. 1stRCF.org – this is a nonprofit that all Health Care Workers (hospital, home health aides, LTC) can apply to for grants to help with expenses and also will reimburse hotel rooms if people want to self-quarantine.
2. projectn95.org/ – this is a nonprofit that connects you with legitimate vendors to supply PPEs. You can put in your request on-line and then they send you the list of vendors that have what you need.