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Tag Archives: COVID-19

Murphy lifting mandate on remote work, masks in offices

Young people with face masks back at work in office after coronavirus quarantine and lockdown, talking.

“We encourage all employers to do the right things for their specific workplaces,” the governor said. “While we are rescinding some requirements, that doesn’t mean we don’t expect you to be flexible and to work with employees — particularly those who are juggling family obligations such as child care.”

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The coverup continues

Black male holding open sign and looking out at the glass of the door. African American cafe man owner with face mask reopening after pandemic virus. Startup small business after Covid-19 quarantine.

New Jersey is one of just a few states maintaining an indoor mask requirement despite recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control that fully vaccinated people, in most circumstances, do not have to wear face coverings indoors. While continuing the rule caused confusion among many business owners and workers, some say it’s a simpler approach than the alternative – requiring masks only on unvaccinated residents.

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Remain vigilant

Atlantic Health System CEO Brian Gragnolati speaks with NJBIZ Editor Jeff Kanige on May 20,2021.

At the peak of the pandemic last spring, Atlantic Health System was treating 900 patients. And since the start of the vaccine rollout, it has been at the forefront of getting shots into state residents' arms, working with the state to run the mega-site in Morris County. So it’s probably not surprising that President and CEO Brian Gragnolati is still cautious about the outlook. NJBIZ recently spoke with him about his experience during the pandemic and why New Jerseyans should not let their guard down just yet.

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