(NEW YORK) -- As COVID-19 vaccinations increase and cases begin a downward trend, states are slowly rolling back health guidance such as limited crowds and mask wearing. But there is one group that health experts and state leaders still recommend should mask up: children. In... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) — With her state battling the biggest surge of new COVID-19 cases in the nation, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she will not issue new mandates to blunt the outbreak, relying instead on the common sense of a citizenry now experienced in struggling with the... Read More.
By CHEYENNE HASLETT and STEPHANIE EBBS, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, in an emotional plea Monday, said she feels a sense of "impeding doom" about another surge in COVID-19 cases as infections increased 10%."I'm going... Read More.
BY: MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Health care workers on the front lines of the pandemic are warning that reopening too soon is a "recipe for disaster" after a string of states dropped mask mandates and rolled back COVID-19 restrictions. Last week,... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Even though some states have lifted mask mandates, police and law enforcement experts say you can still face charges if you refuse to wear a mask at a store, restaurant or business that... Read More.
By MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Several states have dropped statewide mask mandates and loosened coronavirus restrictions over the past week.Texas and Mississippi announced Tuesday that businesses could operate at full capacity, joining fellow Republican-led states Iowa,... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Even as some states ease or end mask mandates, a handful of businesses say they will still require customers and staff to wear face coverings as the pandemic continues.The governors of... Read More.
By MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Five states -- Texas, Mississippi, Iowa, Montana and North Dakota -- have ended, or soon will end, statewide mask mandates, despite the looming threat of COVID-19 and highly transmissible variants.They're joining... Read More.
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 JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(SAN JOSE) -- A California court has found a San Jose church and its pastor in contempt for violating COVID-19 mandates as positive cases in the state are skyrocketeing.Calvary Chapel San Jose had been... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- California's governor signed a bill into law on Wednesday that requires publicly traded companies headquartered in the state to have at least one board member from an "underrepresented community" by the end of... Read More.