(WASHINGTON) -- Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday battled over the new House of Representatives' new mask mandate, with more than a dozen Republicans voting twice without masks, despite new guidance from the Capitol physician aimed at preventing fast-spreading COVID-19 infections. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.,... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As the delta variant drives a surge in COVID-19 cases across the U.S., some local health departments are taking the lead to reimpose indoor mask mandates for all residents -- despite CDC guidance that most fully vaccinated Americans can go maskless. The... Read More.
(PROVINCETOWN, Mass.) -- Officials in Provincetown, Massachusetts, voted unanimously during an emergency town meeting Sunday night to reimplement the town’s indoor mask mandate, amidst rapidly rising COVID-19 infections and community spread. Since data was last updated last week, the cluster has grown to a cumulative... Read More.
(ST.LOUIS) -- Hours after health officials in St. Louis announced they would reinstate a mask mandate amid rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, the state's attorney general said he planned to challenge it. On Friday, officials for the city and county of St. Louis said residents ages... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sticking with its guidance for now that only unvaccinated people need to wear masks to be safe -- and that vaccinated people are OK to go without, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky told reporters on... Read More.
(LAS VEGAS) -- Alarmed by the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Las Vegas, elected officials approved a new indoor public space mask mandate for all county employees, but it excludes tourists and has no bearing on casinos or public schools. The Clark County Commission... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- With the rise in airline passengers has come a rise in violence and aggression in our nation's airports and onboard flights throughout the country. On Tuesday, two federal U.S. agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) sounded the alarm... Read More.
(NEW YORK) — Local officials have the right to reimplement mitigation strategies to stop the spread of COVID-19 amid a surge in cases fueled by the delta variant, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said Sunday. "Unfortunately we're seeing rises, particularly among the unvaccinated in... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis said Sunday that restoring the mask mandate there is "not punishment, but prevention" as the county responds to the alarming spike in cases of the highly transmissible delta variant. "We're up to... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- When Peter Morley, who has an autoimmune disease, was out and about on the streets of New York City for Pride Month celebrations in June, he wore a mask -- as well as a matching outfit with his best friend, Charlie. Their... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are out of step in their COVID-19 mask guidance, prompting confusion. In light of sky-rocketing cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant around the globe, last week the WHO called for... Read More.
(ATLANTA) -- A cashier is dead and two people were wounded after a shooting broke out following an argument inside a Georgia store Monday afternoon over its COVID-19 mask policy, authorities said. The incident took place near Candler Road in DeKalb County at a Big... Read More.