By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Gov. Greg Abbott ended Texas' statewide mask mandate and announced an executive order to allow all businesses to reopen at full capacity."It is now time to open Texas 100%," Abbott said... Read More.
By SARAH HERNDON, IMTIYAZ DELAWALA andd ANTHONY RIVAS, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Since the novel coronavirus first began spreading throughout the United States, health experts across the country have suggested that it would take a vaccine to stop the virus.Americans... Read More.
By ADIA ROBINSON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Biden administration has a "mandate" to pass COVID-19 relief, including sending direct checks, reopening schools and getting people vaccinated, and that is why they have to "go big," White House principal deputy press... Read More.
By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (MONTGOMERY, Ala.) -- Alabama is grappling with surging deaths as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations remain high and intensive care unit capacity is stretched.The state reported record numbers of new cases and hospitalizations following the holidays. At... Read More.
By ROSA SANCHEZ, ERIN SCHUMAKER, IVAN PEREIRA, EMILY SHAPIRO and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 83.3 million people worldwide and killed over 1.8 million of them, according to... Read More.
By ALLIE YANG, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Mayor Joyce Warshaw of Dodge City, Kansas, resigned Tuesday after receiving an onslaught of harassment and threats following a mask mandate that she helped pass weeks ago.She told ABC News that... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Nasdaq is proposing new rules that would mandate diversity in the boardroom for companies listed on its stock exchange.Nasdaq filed a proposal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday that... Read More.
By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.1 million people worldwide.Over 40 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the... Read More.
By IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(MADISON, Wis.) -- A Wisconsin judge has struck down an injunction request filed Monday by state Republicans to end Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' mask mandate.This decision comes as Wisconsin continues to see a rise... Read More.
By JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) -- Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has contracted coronavirus -- reportedly along with more than 1,800 state employees under his purview -- after declining to issue a statewide mask mandate during the pandemic.
By MOLLY NAGLE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden is not ruling out the possibility of instituting a federal mask mandate if elected in November to deliver on previous calls for nationwide mask use as the country continues... Read More.
By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(BOSTON) -- Hundreds of people gathered Sunday to protest a new flu vaccine mandate for Massachusetts students, enacted as school districts prepare to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.At the demonstration in front of the... Read More.