Masked up Murphy greets crowd with “Mask Up” signs day after CDC drops mask mandate for the vaccinated

EAST ORANGE, NJ – It was ‘masks up’ at New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s visit to East Orange on Friday. The pro-mask governor was joined by The View antagonist Whoopi Goldberg whose radical left views and opinions anchor the mostly liberal-leaning gossip variety show.

Residents at the event were carrying signs that appeared to be distributed by Murphy and health officials reading “Mask Up, EO!”, representing the governor’s continued mask mandate for New Jersey residents.

Less than 24 hours after President Joe Biden and CDC Director Rochelle Walensky both said it’s safe for Americans who have been vaccinated to put their masks away, Governor Murphy showed New Jerseyans he’s not ready yet. The governor received his second vaccine shot on April 30th, today marks the 15th day and according to the CDC, he is fully vaccinated.

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Murphy wore just one mask, not two on Friday’s visit to the community vaccination site in East Orange.


“Is anybody showing up to get vaccinated?” Murphy asked at one point during the visit as most on hand appeared to be invitees of the governor.

The governor, dignitaries, media and photographers crowded around two women who received their shots.

“Thank you for getting your shot,” Goldberg said to the woman. “Tell everybody. Tell everybody.”

About a dozen other people lined up for shots and to take pictures with the governor and Goldberg, some carrying their “Mask Up!” signs.

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Murphy’s attendance at the event could signal that he’s nowhere near ready to follow the CDC guidance to ease mask-wearing restrictions against those residents in the state who are fully vaccinated.

Fans of Governor Phil Murphy carrying “Mask Up,EO!” signs.

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