Governor Murphy issued Executive Order (“EO”) No. 252, which requires employees working in certain “covered settings” to be vaccinated or be tested for COVID-19 “at minimum one to two times weekly.” The EO lists two classes of covered settings: Health Care Facilities and High-Risk Congregate Settings. Registered Health Care Service Firms (HCSF) are included in the definition of “Health Care Facilities” and therefore these mandates apply to all HCSFs and their caregivers, nurses and internal staff. The terms of the EO go into effect on September 7, 2021.
We are asking our members, to submit any questions you may have regarding the EO252 to firstname.lastname@example.org by this Wednesday, August 18 so your board can review them and seek clarification. We will continue to keep you apprised of any further clarification coming from the DOH, or otherwise.