(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.
(NEW YORK) -- Officials in every U.S. state and jurisdiction have now ended, or announced an end, to their indoor universal masking requirements. Over the last month, states from coast to coast have moved to end mask mandates as coronavirus cases have plummeted. By the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- New York City dropped several of its COVID-19 mandates on Monday, including mask and vaccine requirements. Restaurants, bars and other indoor public areas -- including gyms and entertainment venues -- will no longer be required to ask people for proof of vaccination... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Several states across the country are considering lifting mask mandates in schools in an attempt to return to some semblance of normalcy. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Delaware Gov. John Carney announced Monday that mask mandates in schools will come to... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 758,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 68.5% of Americans... Read More.
(BASEL, Switzerland) -- The International Handball Federation has updated its uniform rules after backlash over its women's bikini requirements. After being called out for fining the Norwegian women's handball team 1,500 euros (about $1,740) for opting to wear shorts -- which were listed as "improper... Read More.
(ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill.) -- President Joe Biden renewed his call for private employers to require their workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, saying "we are going to beat this pandemic" if more Americans get their shots. "Without them, we face endless months of chaos... Read More.
Governor Jay Inslee has announced new COVID mask and vaccination requirements. Effective Monday, August 23rd, all Washington residents will be required to wear mask indoors regardless of their vaccination status. Snohomish County implemented this order on Monday August 16, 2021, and it is now... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden is stepping up efforts to get shots in people's arms, including calling on states, territories and local governments to do more to incentivize vaccination by offering $100 to those who get vaccinated and reimbursing small- and medium-sized businesses for... Read More.
(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Some lessons on the civil rights movement, white supremacy, the women's suffrage movement and Martin Luther King Jr. may soon be cut from Texas' public education requirements, according to legislation being considered in the state -- one of several bills targeting... Read More.
(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- A major children's hospital in Tennessee is the latest to announce a requirement that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19, which comes at a time when workplace mandates have sparked showdowns and lawsuits. In a memo to staff sent Wednesday afternoon, employees... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- With little fanfare, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave Pfizer permission this week to store its COVID-19 vaccine in a typical refrigerator for one month -- freeing the vaccine from the need to be shipped in cumbersome boxes stuffed with dry... Read More.