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Governor Murphy Attempts to Clarify Employer Guidance on Office Work

219th Legislative Session COVID-19 Legislative Updates
On May 26, Governor Phil Murphy announced that he signed a new measure, Executive Order No. 243 that provides additional guidance for employers in office settings.

Earlier this week on May 24, the Governor signed Executive Order No. 242, which lifted many COVID-19 restrictions as cases continue to decline in New Jersey. Although welcome news, the language in Executive Order No. 242 oddly exempted business settings that are not open to the public, thus keeping office buildings under the original social distancing and mask wearing requirements instituted at the start of the pandemic. Today’s action attempts to clarify these provisions. 

According to today’s Executive Order, beginning June 4 employers may allow employees who can verify they are vaccinated to forego masking and social distancing within an office space. Additionally, the new Executive Order has language that specifically rescinds the requirement to accommodate remote working arrangements and to reduce on-site staff to the minimal number necessary, which was outlined in the initial stay at home order, Executive Order 107.

Once the CCSNJ obtains Executive Order 243 we will issue it to all members.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Christina Renna, President & CEO at
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