N.J. governor extends public health emergency

Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed an executive order extending the state’s public health emergency for another month.

Under the state’s Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless it is renewed.

“As we continue to work expeditiously to distribute vaccines, the COVID-19 pandemic is still in full swing,” Murphy said. “Continued access to necessary resources is important and critical as cases have continued to climb in New Jersey and across our nation.”  

The executive order extends all of the executive orders issued under the governor’s authority under the Emergency Health Powers Act. It also extends all actions taken by any executive branch departments and agencies in response to the pandemic.