(LOS ANGELES) -- Los Angeles County may soon reimpose indoor mask mandates as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in the area. During a press conference Thursday, LA County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said the largest county in the United States had reached... Read More.
In anticipation of the November 11 release of the sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, ABC Audio is doing a deep dive into the lore of the Marvel favorite -- and here, the man who played him, Chadwick Boseman. The Oscar nominee died in 2020 at... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Five day care workers have been charged with child abuse after a video of them terrifying small children with a scary mask -- similar to the one seen in the Scream film franchise -- went viral. The incident occurred at Lil' Blessings... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Amid the latest COVID-19 resurgence sweeping the nation, some top health officials are asking Americans to wear face masks again in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. Officials such as White House COVID-19 response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha and Centers for... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Cities and counties throughout the United States are considering reinstating mask mandates as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise. In Los Angeles County, 8,091 new infections were reported on Friday, the latest date for which data is available, according to the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The new COVID-19 variant, called BA.5, has been rapidly spreading across the country and is now estimated to make up more than 60% of new cases, according to the CDC. It is highly transmissible, compared to previous variants, and seemingly more... Read More.
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- The Sacramento City Unified School District reinstated its mask mandate Monday just two months after making face coverings optional. School officials said the decision came after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designated the county as having high levels of COVID-19... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Travelers will no longer be required to wear masks on European flights or in airports. The decision was announced Wednesday by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. In a statement, the agencies said they... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, called the recent ruling by a Florida judge striking down the federal mask mandate on mass transit "a real challenge." "This is not going to... Read More.
(PHILADELPHIA) -- Health officials in Philadelphia voted Thursday evening to drop the city's indoor mask mandate, just days after the requirement officially went back into effect on Monday. "Due to decreasing hospitalizations and a leveling of case counts, the city will move to strongly recommending... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department said Wednesday it will appeal a court ruling by a Florida judge that struck down the federal government's order to wear masks while traveling, after the administration's top public health officials insisted the mandate was still necessary "at this... Read More.
(MILWAUKEE) -- Milwaukee Public Schools reinstated the school district's mask mandate Tuesday after just one day of making face coverings optional for students. In a press release, MPS cited "significant transmission" of COVID-19 within the city as the reason for the mandate returning. Starting Wednesday,... Read More.