Wednesday, September 28, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: NJ COVID-19 Updates and More

Do you have questions about when and where you can receive the COVID-19 vaccine, mask requirements, or how to get a COVID-19 test? The State of New Jersey offers up-to-date information, resources, and guidance at our COVID-19 Information Hub.

Get Your Booster Shot for Valentine’s Day! 

Love is in the air! Show love and stay healthy this Valentine’s Day by getting your COVID-19 booster. 

A booster is recommended for everyone 12 years and older. The recommended timing for a booster dose is as follows: 

Pfizer (Age 12+) or Moderna (Age 18+) — at least 5 months after receiving the initial vaccine series 

J&J (Age 18+) — at least 2 months after receiving your J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine 

Everyone 5 and older should complete their primary vaccine series. 

Visit covid19.nj.gov/finder for vaccine appointments. 

For assistance, call 855-568-0545. 

Universal School Mask Mandate Will Be Lifted on March 7th 

During last week’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Murphy announced that masks and facial coverings will no longer be mandated for students, staff, or visitors in schools and childcare centers, effective March 7th, 2022. 

School districts and childcare facilities can continue to implement universal masking policies after the mandate is lifted in March. Schools that do not impose universal masking should revise their COVID policies to utilize masking among other prevention strategies under certain circumstances. Schools will not be permitted to bar the use of facial coverings by individuals and will be expected to take disciplinary action in instances of bullying, should they arise due to an individual’s choice to continue wearing a mask. 

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