Another sign that the tides are turning against nonsensical mandates.
According to Fox News, Governor Phil Murphy (D-NJ) will announce an end to mask mandates in New Jersey schools for both students and staff.
Murphy will make the announcement on Monday during a pandemic briefing in Trenton. The mandate will be lifted on March 7, a governor’s office official confirmed with Fox News Digital.
Murphy renewed mask mandates last month, declaring a public health emergency.
“These requirements again give us no joy, but they’re the only responsible course of action at this time,” Murphy said at the time.
According to Fox News, “Murphy hinted at ending the mask mandate for schools last week, as cases of the coronavirus plummeted after a spike fueled by the omicron variant last year.”
“I look to a time in this school year where we are no longer masking in our schools,” Murphy said last Tuesday.
This story is developing…
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