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Apr 21 2022
Monday's court ruling striking down the federal traveler mask mandate was met with mixed reactions as companies scrambled to respond.
Driving the news: Several airlines — including the four largest in the U.S. — Uber, Lyft and Amtrak dropped their masking requirements following the Transportation Security Administration's announcement that it will no longer enforce a mandate.Axios
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.
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Dec 29 2022
PATERSON, N.J. -- Public school students and staff in Paterson will have to mask up when they return to classes next week. The school superintendent says it's a precaution as the number of cases of COVID-19, RSV and the flu continues to rise. In a letter to parents and guardians, the superintendent said: "I know this is a relief to some, and a frustration to others. No matter what yourCBS News (Online)
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.
Dec 16 2022
Philadelphia public schools will require students to wear masks for 10 days after the holiday break, marking the latest Democratic-run city to push for lockdown-era mandates.
"This is a proactive measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19," school district spokeswoman Christina Clark said, adding that schools will "implement" any actions to "protect the health and well-being" of studentsWashington Free Beacon
Sep 06 2023
Who or what isn’t facing the heat in Washington? How many different ways can we use the word “meltdown”? Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), 81, appealed Tuesday for his colleagues’ confidence that he can do the job after two episodes he and his physicians chalk up to lightheadedness after a March concussion. Why does it matter? Because Senate and House Republicans are likelyThe Hill
Mar 27 2023
After a steady decline in COVID-19 cases since the start of the year, masks will no longer be required at Charlotte-area hospitals, health systems announced on Monday. The decision, which goes into effect Tuesday at 7 a.m. and includes most healthcare facilities, will affect Atrium Health, Novant Health, CaroMont Health, Cone Health and Randolph Health systems, a joint news release indicated.Charlotte Observer
Sep 15 2023
Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday signed legislation into law that aims to reinstate a ban on covid-19 vaccine mandates for public entities ranging from schools to state agencies. Act 4 and Act 10 of this week's special session bar state and local government officials from mandating or requiring an individual to receive a vaccine or immunization for covid-19. Officials are alsoNorthwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette