NJ Economic Update - 4/6/2021 New Travel Restrictions

Posted: Tuesday, April 06, 2021


• New Jersey loosens COVID-19 travel restrictions.

• Jersey City employees will return to their offices starting in May.

• All N.J. residents age 16 and over will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines beginning April 19.

N.J. Loosens COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
“New Jersey is no longer advising fully vaccinated individuals who travel domestically to self-quarantine after their trip or to get tested before or after travel,” Gov. Phil Murphy said yesterday. “The federal requirement for testing upon return to the United States following international air travel stands.” All travelers still need to take COVID-19 precautions including wearing a mask, avoiding crowds, physically distancing and washing their hands while they are traveling, state Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said. (nj.com)

The Fine Print on the New Travel Guidelines
Here are the details of the state’s revised travel guidelines. (Governor’s Office)

All Jersey City Employees will Return to their Offices Starting in May
In a letter to city employees, the city's Human Resources Director Joanne Rosa cites decreasing COVID-19 cases, vaccinations increasing and public schools returning to in-person learning. (nj.com)

All N.J. Residents Age 16 and Over will be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines Beginning April 19
All New Jersey residents age 16 and over will be eligible to make an appointment for a coronavirus vaccine beginning on April 19, Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday. There are currently 1.8 million fully vaccinated people in the state, Murphy said. That’s about 38% of the Murphy administration's goal to have 4.7 million vaccinated by June 30. (nj.com)

Rutgers Expects On-Campus Vaccination Sites for Students
Rutgers University expects to have vaccination sites available to students on all three of its campuses later this spring, Executive Vice President and COO Antonio Calcado said in a video to the Rutgers community on Monday. “What we’re waiting for at this point in time, quite frankly, is supply,” he said. (ROI-NJ)

There’s a COVID Vaccination Clinic in Holmdel Catering to Residents with Autism
Getting vaccinated is tough enough in New Jersey, but for residents on the autism spectrum, noisy crowds at a regular vaccination clinic can cause anxiety-driven meltdowns. In Holmdel, there's a special vaccination experience designed to reduce the stress. (NJ Spotlight News)

Still No COVID Vaccine Supplies for Local Pharmacies in N.J.
Local pharmacies have retrofitted their stores and bought refrigeration systems to house and administer COVID-19 vaccines. But nearly four months into the state vaccination program, local pharmacists have yet to be allocated a supply of vaccine. (NJ Spotlight News)

State Revenues are Better than the Murphy Administration Predicted
New Jersey will close its fiscal year in a few months with $430 million more in revenue than the Murphy administration forecast, according to new estimates from the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services, reflecting an ever-brightening fiscal outlook for the state during the health crisis. Lawmakers are scheduled Tuesday to hear from state Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio for the first time since Murphy proposed a record-high, $44.8 billion spending plan for the 2022 fiscal year, which begins on July 1. (NJ Spotlight News)