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Apr 22 2022
The entirety of Los Angeles County will be required to wear masks on public transportation and indoor transit hubs starting on Friday despite the recent federal strike down of mask mandates.
LA county's Public Health Department announced the Health Officer Order on Thursday for all individuals over the age of two regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status. The order will apply toInternational Business Times
Apr 21 2022
On Monday, a federal judge struck down the unpopular and ridiculous mask mandate for airplanes and other modes of public transportation .
Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, who sits on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, wrote that "the [mandate] exceeded the CDC’s statutory authority, improperly invoked the good cause exception to notice and comment rulemaking, andWashington Examiner
Apr 18 2022
Several businesses and residents have filed suit in state court in Pennsylvania seeking to overturn Philadelphia's renewed indoor mask mandate scheduled to be enforced beginning Monday in an effort to halt a surge in COVID-19 infections.
The lawsuit, filed in Commonwealth Court on Saturday, said Philadelphia lacks the authority to impose such a mandate.
Philadelphia this weekFox Business
Apr 12 2022
Philadelphia will again require masks in indoor public settings such as restaurants, schools and businesses starting next week, the city said on Monday, responding to what appears to be a fresh wave of coronavirus transmissions.
The new rule, which is set to take effect on April 18, will make Philadelphia the first major city in the United States to reimpose such a mandate.
Jun 10 2023
The White House is still requiring guests who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear face masks and practice social distancing, despite the federal government already terminating the national emergency declaration for the pandemic. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are inviting dozens of NCAA men’s and women’s national championship teams from Divisions I, II, and III toHotAir
Nov 09 2023
The man who shot a Waffle House cook who had asked him to wear a mask or leave the restaurant during the 2020 COVID-19 restaurant mask mandate has been sentenced to over a decade in prison. Arapahoe County District Court Judge Jacob Edson in November sentenced Kelvin Watson, 30, to 13 years in Department of Corrections custody after he pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder and aThe Denver Post
Nov 08 2023
A 30-year-old Colorado man convicted of shooting a Waffle House cook who enforced a COVID mask mandate and denied him service in 2020 was sentenced to 13 years in prison. Kelvin Watson pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder and a sentence enhancer for committing a violent crime with a weapon earlier this month, the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.The Messenger
Sep 30 2023
RWJBarnabas Health beginning Monday will require staff and visitors at its facilities to wear facemasks when they are around patients, the latest health care network to ramp up precautions in the wake of an increase in COVID-19 cases. The decision affects hospitals in Monmouth and Ocean counties including Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus inAsbury Park Press
Sep 20 2021
“The scientific research is conclusive: Widespread masking in schools significantly limits COVID transmission among students,” tweeted NPR while promoting its story “Yes, Gov. DeSantis, Studies Do Show Masks Curb Covid-19 In Schools.”
According to its author, the “still raging” political debate over whether masks should be required in schools ignores the “scientific consensus” — whichNational Review Fact Check
Jul 30 2021
Gov. Ron DeSantis vowed to reject mask mandates for school-age students on Friday, saying he will soon issue an order allowing parents or guardians to choose whether their child wears a mask in schools.
The Republican governor, who threatened to call a special session on masks in schools, will “very soon” sign the emergency action, which is in response to the Broward County SchoolPolitico