(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) -- Local Florida officials are voicing their outrage over Gov. Ron DeSantis' suspension of all local COVID-19 emergency orders -- with the St. Petersburg mayor warning his county may never hit herd immunity. The Republican governor issued the executive order Monday, as... Read More.
(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- Despite the push from activists, corporate leaders and Democrats to reject legislation imposing new restrictions on voting, late Thursday, the Florida legislature passed an omnibus election bill that, among other things, limits ballot drop boxes compared to current law. The state Senate... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Dr. Anthony Fauci, pressed by a Republican lawmaker Thursday over when Americans will "get their liberties back," gave his clearest explanation yet as to when COVID-19 restrictions could be safely lifted, saying the U.S. must get its infection rate under 10,000 new... Read More.
By Molly Nagle, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Several Republican governors bucked President Joe Biden's plea to keep masking mandates in place, even as his administration works to increase vaccination rates to stay ahead of what would be a fourth surge of... Read More.
BY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Just days after he loosened COVID-19 restrictions for businesses, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday that an indefinite pause is being implemented on further measures to reopen the state because of the coronavirus... 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: MEREDITH DELISO, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization characterized the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. In the days, weeks and months that followed, millions of Americans started working and learning remotely, social distancing became the... 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 EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) -- Alabama's governor said Thursday she is extending the state's mask mandate until April 9."After April the 9th I will not keep the mask order in effect," Gov. Kay Ivey said at... Read More.
By CHEYENNE HASLETT, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The Biden administration's coronavirus task force said it does not agree with states that have begun to loosen restrictions as cases begin to drop from the all-time peak endured over the last month, warning during a... Read More.