April 2, 2020 4:58 pm Health Policy New Jersey Civil Immunity Executive Order New Jersey’s governor yesterday issued an executive order granting immunity from civil suits to clinicians providing healthcare services in support of the COVID-19 response during the declared emergency. The only exceptions to that immunity are for crime, actual fraud, actual malice, gross negligence, or willful misconduct. We hope that other states will join New Jersey and New York in granting similar immunity to providers. For the full text of the order, with the relevant provisions highlighted, click here. SHARE News & Knowledge All Curi recommendations are based on current CDC criteria at the time of publication. CDC guidance for SARS-CoV-2 infection may, or may not, be adopted by state and local health departments to respond to rapidly changing local circumstances. Providers should always check with their local health department to see if the CDC’s guidance on any given topic has been modified (particularly if more restrictive) from the CDC’s recommended guidelines. Follow this link https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/index.html for contact information to your state/local health department. If local recommendations vary from those of the CDC, and you are unsure what recommendations to follow, then it is safer to follow the more restrictive guidelines/recommendations.