Executive Order 243: Update on Indoor Mask Requirements and other Covid Restrictions
June 1, 2021
On the heels of Executive Order 242, Governor Murphy recently issued Executive Order 243, effective Friday, June 4, 2021, which further relaxes portions of previous Executive Orders 107 and 192, and clarifies portions of Executive Orders 239 and 242 related to indoor masking and social distancing requirements. Pursuant to Executive Order 243
- Employers will no longer be required to allow employees to telecommute whenever practicable and will no longer be required to have as few employees on site as possible.
- Employees who produce proof of vaccination will be allowed not to wear masks and not maintain social distancing. Employees who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks and be socially distant. If the employer cannot determine if the employee is or is not fully vaccinated, the employee must wear a mask and remain socially distant.
- Employers may allow customers, visitors, and authorized individuals to enter the workplace without masks or social distancing without regard to vaccination status. If the employer requires customers, visitors, and authorized individuals to wear masks, the exceptions contained in Executive Order 192, Section 1(b), still apply.
- Other than masking wearing and social distancing, all other requirements imposed on employers in Executive Order 192, including the daily health checks described in Section 1(f)(temperature screenings, visual symptom checks, self-assessment checklists, health questionnaires) remain in effect.
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