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Apr 21 2022
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A federal judge overturned the federal mask mandate for airplanes and public transportation this week, and the Biden administration is seeking an appeal. A U.S. district judge in Florida ruled that the CDC exceeded its legal authority and failed to justifyAllSides Staff
Aug 22 2023
Three years after the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, a college in Atlanta is reinstating its mask mandates for all its students and employees on campus for the next two weeks. Morris Brown College (MBC), a private historically black liberal arts school, announced Sunday on Instagram the mask mandate would be implemented as a precautionary measure, even though the school's administration hadFox News (Online News)
Feb 14 2022
D.C. will drop its indoor vaccine and mask mandates in the coming weeks, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Monday.
Driving the news: The indoor vaccine mandate, required of restaurants, gyms, and concert venues, will be lifted on Feb. 15, the same day D.C. originally had required people to be fully vaccinated to meet the mandate. The city was the only place to impose such a mandate in theAxios
Feb 10 2022
With the Omicron wave subsiding, many governors are once again revising mask rules and making plans to lift mandates for the general public, and in some cases in schools. Here is a list of upcoming changes:
Delaware will end its indoor mask mandate on Feb. 11 but will keep requirements for schools through March.
Rhode Island also will lift indoor mask requirements on Feb. 11 butNew York Times (News)
Nov 28 2022
The use of masks to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 has lingered as a talking point, particularly among conservative politicians, even as case numbers and severity of the virus have fallen from the peak of the pandemic.
Many leading Republicans have been critical of the preventative measure, including (among others) Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who earlier this year chastised a groupNewsweek
Nov 23 2021
Amid the spike in COVID cases in the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Cruz County has imposed a sweeping indoor mask mandate for private settings including homes.
For those gathering with people who don’t live in the same household, masks should be worn inside regardless of vaccination status, the county announced Monday. The guidelines also apply to businesses, with exceptions for eatingNational Review (News)
Jun 10 2023
The White House ended the national emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic weeks ago, but is still mandating masking and social distancing for the unvaccinated at its events, according to a report. Earlier this week, the White House Office of Legislative Affairs sent an invitation to members of Congress to attend “College Athlete Day,” a celebration honoring the NCAA men’s and women’s nationalNew York Post (News)
Jul 23 2021
Brace yourselves: Mask mandates are coming back.
The Biden administration is already preparing the public for the return of COVID-19 mitigation efforts, given concerns about the more contagious delta variant of the disease. The president is reportedly in talks with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reintroduce mask mandates and social distancing requirements—and onReason
Sep 07 2023
Huntington Beach lawmakers are moving toward a “no mask and no vaccine mandate city” as California sees a possible COVID resurgence. Gracey Van Der Mark, the city’s mayor pro tem, is behind the proposed resolution. The city council “should take a stand against government imposing on individual liberties,” Van Der Mark said. “And broadly imposing response measures on individuals that have beenThe Messenger
Sep 07 2023
The Huntington Beach City Council voted Tuesday night to ban implementing COVID-19 vaccine and mask requirements in the city. The ban applies to city personnel and not to private businesses in the city. As a new wave of COVID-19 infections hits the region, the Huntington Beach City Council voted Tuesday night to ban the implementation of COVID vaccine and mask requirements in the city. TheLos Angeles Times