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'New Yorkers, This Is What We Have Been Waiting For'

State is lifting mask mandate for more indoor public spaces

(Newser) - New York Gov. Kathy Hochul says the state is lifting its mask mandate for most indoor public spaces—but it will remain in place for now in schools as well as healthcare facilities and a few other settings. The governor cited declining COVID infection rates and hospitalizations, the Albany Times ...

2 Democratic Governors Drop School Mask Mandates

New Jersey and Delaware are the latest

(Newser) - New Jersey is dropping its requirement that students and staffers wear masks at schools, reports . The news was seen as significant because Gov. Phil Murphy is a Democrat "who has imposed some of the nation’s most stringent pandemic-related mandates," per the New York Times . The...

Garcetti: I Was Holding My Breath in Maskless Photo

Garcetti, Newsom accused of violating SoFi stadium mandate

(Newser) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has a new job lined up as ambassador to India—but with his apparent breath-holding abilities, he might want to consider a career as a pearl diver. The mayor was mocked this week after he said he was holding his breath in a photo where...

Judge on New York's Mask Mandate: Nope

Governor says she's working to have decision reversed

(Newser) - New York's mask mandate was struck down by a state supreme court judge who on Monday declared the mandate unenforceable. The judge ruled that without approval from the state legislature, and because no state of emergency is currently in place, the governor and health commissioner had no authority to...

Companies Take Ruling on Mandate Under Advisement

Employers could impose their own rule after Supreme Court decision

(Newser) - Everyone seemed to welcome or lament the Supreme Court's decision Thursday on the Biden administration's vaccine-or-testing mandate for large companies—except the companies. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, a Republican leader in the effort to block it, said the ruling is "a big win for workers across...

Airline CEOs Say Masks Don't Do Much for Passengers

American, Southwest do some clarifying after backlash on testimony

(Newser) - While flight crews battle unruly passengers, most of whom refuse to put on a mask for their trip, the bosses of a couple of major airlines told Congress that the masks don't do much good anyway. "I think the case is very strong that masks don't add...

Mask Mandate Returns to California
Mask Mandate
Returns to California

Mask Mandate Returns to California

Starts Wednesday and runs for one month

(Newser) - California is bringing back a rule requiring people to wear masks indoors, a move aimed at containing a new type of the coronavirus as people gather with family and friends during the holidays. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration announced the new mandate will start Wednesday and last until Jan. 15,...

Surge Brings Back State's Mask Mandate

COVID-19 infections could get 'out of control' in New York, governor says

(Newser) - Facing a winter surge in COVID-19 infections, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Friday that masks will be required in all indoor public places unless the businesses or venues implement a vaccine requirement. Hochul said the decision to reinstitute a mask mandate was based on the rising number of cases...

Appeals Court Rules to Keep Block on Vaccine Mandate

5th Circuit says rule oversteps OSHA authority

(Newser) - A federal appeals court that hit pause on a Biden administration vaccine requirement ruled Friday to block it. A requirement that businesses with 100 or more employees have staff get vaccinated or be masked and tested weekly was scheduled to go into effect Jan. 4. Three judges in the US...

Federal Judge Quashes Texas Mask Mandate Ban

Judge says ban on school mask mandates violates Americans With Disabilities Act

(Newser) - A federal judge has ordered a halt to the Texas ban on school mask mandates, saying it violates the rights of students with disabilities. Judge Lee Yeakel, ruling in a lawsuit brought by the nonprofit advocacy group Disability Rights Texas, said Gov. Greg Abbott's order violated the Americans With...

Alaska Lawmaker Who Refused to Mask Up Tests Positive

State senator Lora Reinbold says she's taking ivermectin

(Newser) - Update: An Alaska lawmaker's COVID drama just took another turn. Republican State Sen. Lora Reinbold, who bucked mask rules and was banned from Alaska Airlines, has tested positive for the virus, reports the Anchorage Daily News . The 57-year-old says she's recuperating at home with the help of remedies...

CDC: Mask Mandates Prevent School COVID Outbreaks

National public health agency releases reports showing masks help stop the spread

(Newser) - Schools that ask kids to wear masks are seeing fewer COVID outbreaks. The CDC released three reports on Friday. One summed up a study comparing outbreaks in schools that required masks and schools that didn’t in two school districts in Arizona, where Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona has banned...

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