Gov. Murphy: Even if you are vaccinated, you have to wear a mask until everyone else is

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NJ Governor Phil Murphy
NJ Governor Phil Murphy

TRENTON, NJ – If you’re one of the lucky ones in New Jersey, you may have received your first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy told residents of the Garden State, that doesn’t mean you can stop wearing your two face masks or stop social distancing.

“The vaccine in and of itself is not a magic wand,” Murphy said at his Monday COVID-19 briefing.

Last week, the CDC issued guidance that said it is safe for groups of vaccinated individuals to gather together without social distancing and without facemasks. It also said those who have been vaccinated should still follow the guidelines set forth for the non-vaccinated otherwise.

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“There’s no magic wand [we] can spread, only you can stop the spread by the millions can stop the spread about this virus,” he said. “The presence of vaccines which is great, it does not mean the pandemic is over. Even if you are vaccinated, the vaccine only protects you from developing severe COVID, it does not make you bullet proof. You are still capable of spreading the virus to those around you who have not yet been vaccinated. Even if you are fully vaccinated, you have to keep wearing your facemask…or masks.”


Murphy said you still need to wash your hands regularly and maintain social distances from others.

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Last week, Murphy said going forward, CDC vaccination cards will be used in a similar fashion to passports. Residents will be required to show proof of vaccination for events such as professional sports, movie theaters and even going on vacation.

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“Being vaccinated doesn’t mean you become capable of spreading the virus,” he added. “We all have to continue wearing our facemasks.”

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