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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)
Sep 18 2023
HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) – Authorities are investigating after an armed robbery was reported at a bank in Huntington. According to Cabell County dispatchers, the incident happened at the Truist Bank in the 500 block of 1st Street just after 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18. Dispatchers say a male suspect in a mask went into the bank and allegedly said he had a gun. No one was injured in the incident,WOWK 13
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)
Jul 22 2022
More than two years after San Diego first instituted a COVID-19 mask mandate, city schools are reinstating masks for students. Any child who doesn't want to wear a mask, board president Sharon Whitehurst-Payne told KUSI News, won't be allowed back in school.
"They can opt not to return to the regular school, but to go to the school … via Zoom," Whitehurst-Payne told the local newsWashington Free Beacon
Sep 07 2023
Democrat Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) this week blocked Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) after the Republican tried to pass the “Freedom to Breathe” Act by unanimous consent. The act would essentially ban federal mask mandates. “We tried mask mandates once in this country. They failed to control the spread of respiratory viruses, violated basic bodily freedom, and set our fellow citizens against one another,”Breitbart 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
Jun 10 2022
Mask mandates are making a comeback in a handful of school districts across the country, even as the school year wraps up and districts shift to summer school.
At least a dozen school districts in some of the most populated cities in the country still mandate masks in schools. In several instances, the districts had removed mask mandates but then elected to reinstate them, citing risingWashington Examiner
Apr 22 2022
Philadelphia is ending its indoor mask mandate, city health officials said Thursday night, abruptly reversing course just days after people in the city had to start wearing masks again amid a sharp increase in infections.
The Board of Health voted Thursday to rescind the mandate, according to the Philadelphia health department, which released a statement that cited “decreasingAssociated Press