(NEW YORK) -- A North Carolina school board voted Monday to make masks optional for students and staff indoors, even as 430 students are under quarantine. The Harnett County School Board voted 4 to 1 for the optional mask policy Monday and it takes effect... Read More.
Proof of vaccination or a negative test will now be required for residents, workers, or visitors to King County before they can enter most outdoor events and indoor establishments. The announcement came down yesterday (Thursday, Sept. 16) from Seattle & King County Public Health... Read More.
NEW YORK) — A Texas school district that included masks as part of its dress code has been hit with a temporary restraining order. Paris Independent School District (ISD), which serves about 3,900 students in northeast Texas, amended its dress code in early August to... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The United States is facing a COVID-19 surge this summer as the more contagious delta variant spreads. More than 650,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 while over 4.5 million people have died from the disease worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by... Read More.
(COLLEGE GROVE, Tenn.) -- Amid a heated debate playing out in school districts across the country over whether students should be required to wear face masks, a Tennessee dad is going viral for an impassioned speech in which he explained why he is having... Read More.
(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- The Florida Board of Education suggested Tuesday it could remove local school officials who broke state rules and required masks for students, the latest in a weekslong battle between Gov. Ron DeSantis and school leaders who say they are desperate to... Read More.
(FORT WORTH, Texas) -- A Texas mom is urging parents to send their kids to school wearing masks after she says her 11-year-old son was diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome a month after testing positive for COVID-19. Angie Abbott said she and her son Cason... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As the number of pediatric COVID-19 cases continues to rise across the United States, parents are adding face masks to the top of their back-to-school shopping lists. For the 2021-2022 school year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends... Read More.
(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — Risking financial consequences from the state of Florida, the superintendent of Leon County Schools refused Monday to allow parents to opt their children out of the district-wide mask mandate. The decision directly defies an emergency rule issued Friday by the Florida Department... Read More.
(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- Leanetta McNealy, who chairs the school board in Alachua County, Florida, has seen COVID-19 rock her district. In the span of several days, two employees died from the virus, over a dozen tested positive for it and more than 80 others... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Some major cruise lines will now require pre-boarding testing and masks to be worn in certain indoor areas -- even for vaccinated guests. "We have seen a number of ships report some isolated cases of COVID," said Cruise Critic Editor-in-Chief Colleen McDaniel.... Read More.
(QUEEN CREEK, Ariz.) -- An Arizona mom's worst fear came true when her 5-year-old daughter tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks after her school year started. Heidi Kim's 5-year-old daughter, Irene, is in kindergarten and her 8-year-old daughter, Rosalind, is in third grade at EduPrize charter... Read More.