Governor Phil Murphy reinstated a Public Health Emergency for the State of New Jersey today (January 11). This is to ensure the state is able to respond to the continued threat of the Omicron variant and COVID-19 across all 21 counties.
State agencies and departments in New Jersey are to utilize state resources to assist the State’s healthcare system and affected communities responding to and recovering from COVID-19 cases effective immediately.
“COVID-19 remains a significant threat to our State and we must commit every resource available to beating back the wave caused by the Omicron variant,” said Governor Murphy in a press release. “While we hope to return to a state of normalcy as soon as possible, the step I am taking today is a commonsense measure that will protect the safety and well-being of all New Jersey residents while allowing state government to respond to the continuing threat that COVID-19 poses to our daily lives.”
Governor Murphy’s public health emergency empowers all State agencies to take all appropriate steps to continue to address the public health hazard.
Click here to view a transcript of Governor Murphy’s video message.
Effective immediately, I have reinstated a Public Health Emergency in New Jersey.— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) January 11, 2022
This step does not mean any new restrictions. It simply allows state government to continue to respond to the ongoing threat that COVID-19 poses to our daily lives.https://t.co/E0G6JwzMuh pic.twitter.com/WS7NLkcVu6