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Gov. Murphy signs executive order extending public health emergency by 30 days

NEW JERSEY – Governor Phil Murphy Tuesday signed Executive Order No. 215 to extend the Public Health Emergency that was declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103, which was previously extended in 2020 on April 7, May 6, June 4, July 2, August 1, August 27, September 25, October 24, November 21, and December 21.

Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless 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.”

Executive Order No. 215 extends all 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 Public Health Emergency presented by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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