Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Requiring Vaccines or Testing for State Funded Contracts

NJ Governor Phil Murphy has recently signed Executive Order #271 which will require vaccines or regular testing for contractor employees working on State funded projects.

A copy of the Executive Order is linked here:

Executive Order # 271

The Order requires:

Each executive department and agency including independent authorities will to the extent permitted by law, ensure that contracts or agreements entered into by the executive department or agency include a clause that the contractor or any subcontractors, at any tier, that is party to the contract must maintain a policy that requires all covered workers to either provide adequate proof to the covered contractor that they have been fully vaccinated or submit to COVID-19 testing at minimum one to two times weekly;

The order will apply to any new contract, new solicitation for a contract, extension or renewal of an existing contract, and exercise of an option on an existing contract, if it is a contract for services, construction, including demolition, remediation, removal of hazardous substances, alteration, custom fabrication, repair work, or maintenance work, or a leasehold interest in real property through which covered workers have access to State property, and the cost or contract price thereof is to be paid, in whole or in part, with or out of executive department or agency funds.

Covered workers must provide proof of vaccination which includes:
• The CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card issued to the vaccine recipient by the vaccination site, or an electronic or physical copy of the same;
• Official record from the New Jersey Immunization Information System (NJIIS) or other State immunization registry;
• A record from a health care provider’s portal/medical record system on official letterhead signed by a licensed physician, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant, registered nurse or pharmacist;
• A military immunization or health record from the United States Armed Forces; or Docket mobile phone application record or any state specific application that produces a digital health record.
Please contact the association office should you have any questions.

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Kevin Monaco, Kevin@NJAPA.com 732-620-6223
Stacey Lindenmuth, StaceyL@NJAPA.com 609-838-1867