NEW JERSEY – Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) Friday called on Governor Murphy to end his executive order that requires weekly testing of school employees who have not been vaccinated.
“These tests are no longer necessary,” said Corrado in a letter urging the immediate elimination of the policy. “Our society has changed because of COVID. We may have to live with the virus, but we no longer have to fear it.”
Corrado said while an alarming number of teachers are leaving the profession, school administrators scrambling to fill job vacancies.
“This is one obstacle that can be easily removed,” Corrado said.
“It is time to eliminate the requirements and allow teachers and administrators to concentrate on helping students make up for COVID-related learning losses and helping them settle in with new teachers, new classrooms and classmates, and new academic challenges,” Corrado said.
Corrado sponsors legislation (S-2550) that would remove requirement for weekly COVID testing for school district employees who are not vaccinated.