Earlier today, Governor Phil Murphy announced that eligibility for the vaccine will be expanded, starting on April 5, to include higher ed educators and staff and librarians and library staff. That means all our members will be accepted at New Jersey sites. Eligibility applies to anyone who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey, so those of you who live out of state can get an appointment in New Jersey.
Our unions urged the governors’ office to expand eligibility to higher education workers, and we’re glad to see those efforts helped get our members access.
The governor also announced that FEMA is setting up a federally run pilot Community Vaccination Center at NJIT in Newark. In addition to serving the community and increasing equity of access, the super-site is explicitly intended to provide access to students, faculty, and staff at the school, where we have union colleagues.
We wanted to make sure you got this news so you advantage of greater access to vaccinations. If you have questions about vaccine eligibility and health and safety issues at Rutgers, check out the FAQ on the union website to see if we have answers there. If we don’t, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will do our best to find the answer.
Todd and Becky
Todd Wolfson, President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT
Rebecca Givan, Vice President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT
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