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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
May 23 2023
A Wichita man accused of threatening mayor Brandon Whipple over a pandemic-era mask mandate has pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct, court records show. Meredith Dowty, 62, was immediately sentenced to two years of non-reporting probation after entering the plea on May 19, three days ahead of a scheduled jury trial and a defense motion to dismiss the case.The Wichita Eagle
May 12 2021
If you’re looking for a sign that California is approaching the end of the pandemic, here it is: The state may soon ease workplace rules that require employees to wear face masks and physically distance from each other.
Next week, California’s workplace safety agency is set to consider proposed changes to its emergency coronavirus standards adopted in November, the Sacramento BeeCalMatters
Jun 10 2023
It is 2023, and the federal government’s COVID public health emergency is officially over. Or is it? The Biden administration sent guidance saying that unvaccinated athletes and attendees at Monday’s College Athlete Day at the White House will have to observe social distancing and mask mandates. However, now the White House says the guidance was sent out inadvertently. College Athlete Day isBreitbart News
Sep 06 2023
A Maryland elementary school has reinstated its face mask mandate after several students tested positive for COVID. Rosemary Hills Elementary School just north of Washington, D.C., is requiring the third grade class and school staff to wear masks for 10 days after “three or more” third graders tested positive for COVID. “Masks will become optional again following the 10-day period,” PrincipalThe Daily Wire
Sep 07 2023
After first lady Jill Biden came down with Covid on Labor Day, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the president would follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s advice for the close contacts of infected people. That’s to and take extra precautions around people at high risk from the disease. But even as an August uptick in cases has created many close contacts,Politico
Jan 18 2023
In a wide-ranging attack on efforts to combat COVID-19, Gov. Ron DeSantis called Tuesday for the Republican-controlled Legislature to make permanent Florida’s prohibitions on mask mandates at schools and vaccine requirements for local governments and businesses.
The measures were enacted during a special session DeSantis called in late 2021, when he was fighting many Florida schoolTallahassee Democrat
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
‘Yes,” University of Texas epidemiologist Katelyn Jetelina declared without hesitation earlier this month when PBS Newshour host John Yang asked if she would again recommend masking in response to a recent uptick in Covid-19 infections. “You should be wearing masks in crowded areas, especially during a surge.” But “what about at home?” or “when you’re walking on the street?” Yang asked. “So,Noah Rothman
Aug 13 2020
Joe Biden is calling for a nationwide protective mask mandate, citing health experts’ predictions that it could save 40,000 lives from coronavirus over the next three months.
”Wearing the mask is less about you contracting the virus,” Biden said. “It’s about preventing other people from getting sick.”
The Democratic presidential candidate also responded to those who push backAssociated Press