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Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Coughlin Announce Plan to End COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

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On May 14,Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 240, which extends that Public Health Emergency for another 30-day period, ending in mid-June. However, Governor Murphy announced he is working with Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Coughlin on legislation that will end the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in place since March 2020, while also ensuring that the Administration retains necessary tools to manage the ongoing threat to public health, as well as recovery and vaccination efforts. 

If legislation is finalized ahead of the renewal date, the Public Health Emergency extended on May 14 will be allowed to expire. The Public Health Emergency was initially declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103. Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed.

To read the Governor's press release, click here.

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