N.J. Lawmaker Fights Against Rutgers Vaccine Mandate

By Amaya Morales

Managing Editor 

New Jersey assemblywoman Serena DiMaso is working to introduce a bill that would ban vaccine passports in the state, according to the Patch. 

DiMaso is working with state Senator Mike Testa to introduce a bill that would ban vaccine passports in New Jersey, Patch.com added. 

“It’s a HIPPA violation. I have to let you know my health status?” DiMaso said to the Patch. “That’s why we have HIPPA. I think there are a lot of silent people out there who would support this.”

Back in March, Rutgers announced that it will be mandating the vaccine this fall when students return to campus in the fall. 

Recently, FDU has announced it would also require the vaccine. 

The university plans to conduct a majority of classes and events in person, restore double occupancy in dorms and remove restrictions to lead a sense of normalcy.

While FDU has good intentions of leading us to a “normal” school year, students should do what they feel is right for them and what makes them feel comfortable. 

COVID-19 Numbers 

From yesterday to today, there was an increase of 4,599 new cases in New Jersey, with 402 cases from Bergen county.  

Sat. 4/17/2021Fri. 4/16/2021
New Jersey972,000967,401
Bergen County97,88597,483

*Numbers according to Google Statistics

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