(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.
(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.
(NEW YORK) -- Confusion abounded after a federal judge in Florida struck down the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's travel mask mandate Monday. The mandate, first announced in January 2021, required travelers to wear masks on airplanes, in airports and other travel hubs, and... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- After a federal judge struck down the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s travel mask mandate Monday, several airlines and companies moved to act. All major airlines, including American, United, Southwest and Delta, said face coverings will now be optional for travelers. Ride-share... Read More.