VAN DREW DEMANDS GOVERNOR MURPHY END COVID-19 TESTING REQUIREMENTS IN THE WORKPLACE
August 5, 2022 — Congressman Van Drew sent a letter to Governor Murphy urging him to rescind Executive Order 253, which requires employees to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing or risk being fired from their job.
“We are over two years into the pandemic and the state of New Jersey no longer has mask mandates implemented, travel restrictions have been lifted, and businesses are able to operate at full capacity. Yet, for some reason, Governor Murphy has allowed Executive Order 253, which requires employees to undergo weekly COVID-19 tests or be fired from their job, to remain in place,” said Congressman Van Drew. “It is absolutely ridiculous that at a time where we are faced with a labor shortage, and businesses are struggling to find employment, our Governor continues to impose crippling mandates on workers and small businesses. After everything Americans have been through the past two years, including currently being in a recession, we should be incentivizing Americans to get back to work instead of putting more barriers in their way.”
Click here to read the full letter.