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New Jersey

Under Legislation signed by Governor Phil Murphy on June 4th, most pandemic executive orders will expire within 30-days (July 4th), although the Governor will retain some powers to keep responding to the COVID pandemic for the next eight months. Executive Order 103 that declared a public health emergency has been terminated. Orders applying to the workplace that direct general COVID-19 mitigation measures regarding face coverings, social distancing, cannot be more restrictive than the recommendations provided in the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines

On July 27, 2021, in response to CDC guidance below,  Governor Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli strongly recommend masking for people who are fully vaccinated in:

  • crowded indoor spaces;
  • situations involving close contact with those who may not be fully vaccinated,
  • situations where the vaccine status of others isn’t known,
  • situations where a person who is immunocompromised or at risk for severe disease is present. Examples would be someone who is a transplant recipient, or has diabetes or lung disease.

CDC has issued new guidance relating to recommended precautions for people who are fully vaccinated. Generally, fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing masks or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local  laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.  Fully vaccinated people in areas of high or substantial Covid-19 transmission, with underlying medical conditions or who are 65-years of age or over are informed to continue wearing masks and to physically distance.

In its revised guidance, OSHA has essentially adopted analogous recommendations for employers.

EANJ Alerts

OSHA Requiring Employers to Vax Workers

All New Jersey Counties Now on CDC List

OSHA Updates Guidance on COVID-19 in the Workplace

Public Health Emergency Recedes: N.J. Executive Orders Set to Expire within 30-Days

General COVID Guidance

New Jersey

 COVID-19 Information for Businesses

Federal Guidance

UPDATED (7/27/21) CDC guidance on fully vaccinated wearing masks

OSHA - Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace

CDC Testing Guidance: Considerations for non-healthcare workplaces

USDOL Guidance on Employers’ obligation to exercise reasonable diligence in tracking teleworking employees’ hours of work

       EEOC Guidance ADA & COVID-19

COVID Vaccine

Executive Order 253 Directs Vaccination or Testing  Requirements for all Preschool to Grade 12 Personnel

Executive Order 252 Directs Vaccination or Testing Requirement for Workers in Health Care Facilities and High-Risk Congregate Settings

NJ Employer Vaccination Promotion Toolkit

Docket: Secure, Digital Access to COVID-19 Immunization Records

Questions about COVID-19 vaccines?  Talk to your doctor or pharmacist

NJ COVID Vaccine Registration

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Releases Guidance to Employers who Recommend or require receive COVID-19 vaccines

EEOC Guidance on ADA and Vaccinations

Adverse Reactions to Vaccinations: Current Issues in Workers’ Compensation (Capehart Scatchard)

Can and Should Employers Require Their Employees to be Vaccinated?

Labor Law, Union Implications for Employer-Mandated Covid Vaccines

Your Friend Doesn’t Want the Vaccine. What Do You Say?

Worker Protections

New Jersey Enacts Job Protection Relating to Coronavirus Cases

NJDOL Page on COVID Related Discrimination

NJDOL Benefits and the Coronavirus (COVID-19): What You Should Know

Reinstatement of employment after isolation, quarantine

Civil Rights and COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions


COVID-19 Layoffs Excluded from NJ WARN Act; Effective Date of Pending Amendments Delayed

Employee Relations

Communicating with Employees

Your Friend Doesn’t Want the Vaccine. What Do You Say?

Managing a Newly Remote Team Through COVID-19

Comprehensive FAQs For Employers On The COVID-19 Coronavirus

1st day back in office should be about education, not production

Must you accommodate an employee with a high-risk family member?

ARPA Guidance

Relevant portions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for Employer


NJ Department of Banking & Insurance  Bulletin No. 21-08 addressing how COBRA subsidy will impact NJ Small Employers subject to State Continuation coverage

COBRA Subsidy Model Notices, FAQs and Dedicated Webpage Now Available

COBRA Continuation Coverage Time Periods Extended; Updated Model Notices

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Guidance (FFCRA)

EANJ Summary: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

USDOL Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers

USDOL Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements

Final Rule: Paid Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses FAQs

CARES Guidance

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application

CARES Unemployment FAQs from USDOL

Department of the Treasury: Paycheck Protection Program Guidance for Small Businesses

Paycheck Protection Program FAQs

U.S. Small Business Administration, COVID-19 Resources

Other Guidance

CDC Testing Guidance: Considerations for non-healthcare workplaces

DHS announces flexibility in requirements related to Form I-9 compliance Updated

IRS COVID-19 Guidance Under § 125 Cafeteria Plans and Related to High Deductible Health Plans

Questions for determining if employee contracted COVID at work for Workers' Compensation purposes (Capehart Scatchard)


USDOL Families First Coronavirus Response Act (MANDATORY POSTER)


One New Jersey Pledge

Commitment to Employees

Commitment to Customers

Face Mask Use Poster

Social Distancing Poster

Hand Washing Poster

EANJ Model Policies  

Mandatory Vaccination Policy

EANJ Checklist for Reopening Business

Employee Screening Form

Employee Safety Pledge

Employer-Employee Safety Pledge

EANJ Model COVID-19 Policy

Sample Family Leave Policy (Employers with 50 or more employees)

Sample Family Leave Policy (Employers with 30 to 49 employees)

EANJ Webinars

The COVID Vaccine at Work: The Bottom Line  (recorded September 14, 2021)

The Post Pandemic Workplace Legal Considerations for Employers (recorded June 21, 2021)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration Updates COVID-19 Guidance (recorded April 16, 2021)

The COVID Vaccine: Considerations for Employers (recorded February 23, 2021)

COVID-19 and the ADA: New Guidance from the EEOC (recorded December 22, 2020)

Getting Ready for the COVID Vaccine: What Employers Should Know (recorded November 12, 2020)

Avoiding Workers' Compensation Liability During COVID-19 (recorded September 29, 2020)

Employer Considerations for the Upcoming School Year (recorded August 13, 2020)

Mental Health at Work (Session 1 - recorded July 21, 2020)

Mental Health at Work (Session 2 - recorded July 23, 2020)

Return to Work - COVID-19 (recorded June 2, 2020)

EEOC Pandemic Guidance on Return to Work and Accommodating Disabilities in the Workplace (recorded May 21, 2020)

NJ Family Leave Expansion, FFCRA & Other Leave Considerations (recorded April 30, 2020)

Avoiding Wrongful Termination Liability for COVID-19 Issues (recorded April 21, 2020)

Discussion of the FFCRA Regulations (recorded April 14, 2020)