TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — There was some encouraging news coming out of New Jersey Wednesday. Gov. Phil Murphy announced COVID-19 transmission rates continue to drop in the Garden State.

The state is still seeing cases of in-school transmission.

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So far this year more than 300 students and 60 staff members have been impacted by outbreaks in districts throughout the state.

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Officials issued a new directive on Wednesday.

“Requiring all students to report data to them on a weekly basis, this reporting will give us a more complete picture of the cases and vaccination rates among students and staff,” Murphy said.

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The governor’s executive order requiring all school staff to be vaccinated or undergo regular COVID testing goes into effect on Oct. 18. It applies to bus drivers as well.