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Murphy formally ends COVID public health emergency

“[N]ow is the right time to take this action, particularly as the final limits on gatherings are lifted tomorrow,” reads a joint statement issued on June 3 by Murphy, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Senate President Stephen Sweeney shortly after the bill was approved by the full state Legislature.

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Governor Phil Murphy arrives to tour the opening of the Morris County vaccination site, one of New Jersey's planned six vaccine "mega-sites" - at Rockaway Townsquare Mall in 2021.

Murphy to approve bill ending public health order, limiting his powers

"[N]ow is the right time to take this action, particularly as the final limits on gatherings are lifted ... " reads a joint statement issued by the governor, Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin. "With passage of this bill today and its signing tomorrow, followed by the governor's signing of an executive order terminating the Public Health Emergency, we will move closer to normal than at any time since March 2020."

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