CDC Issues 'Strong' Call for Wearing Masks on Airplanes, Trains
Health
CDC Issues 'Strong' Call for Wearing Masks on Airplanes, Trains

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a "strong recommendation" for mask-wearing by both passengers and operators on planes, trains, buses and taxis to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Masks should cover a person's nose and... Read More

Trump Rebukes CDC Chief for His Cautions on a Coronavirus Vaccine and Masks
Health
Trump Rebukes CDC Chief for His Cautions on a Coronavirus Vaccine and Masks

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump contradicted one of his administration’s top scientists and announced Wednesday that widespread distribution of a coronavirus vaccine would begin as early as next month, further rattling the scientific and public health communities and stoking rival... Read More

Analysis: Isolated From Constituents and Colleagues, Lawmakers Seek Bearings
Congress
Analysis: Isolated From Constituents and Colleagues, Lawmakers Seek Bearings

WASHINGTON — During a typical August recess, Rep. Tom Cole travels his district, from Oklahoma City to its southern suburbs all the way to the Texas border. He holds town hall meetings. He tries to get a sense for where... Read More

GOP Governors Ignored Mask Mandate Advice From Task Force
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GOP Governors Ignored Mask Mandate Advice From Task Force

WASHINGTON — The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis released eight weekly reports from the White House Coronavirus Task Force this summer that showed concerns about the coronavirus’s spread, the same time period when the administration prematurely declared victory... Read More

Harris Mask Mandate Would Reinforce What 'Responsible People' Should Do
Political News
Harris Mask Mandate Would Reinforce What 'Responsible People' Should Do
2020-08-28 17:42:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris said Friday that a nationwide mask mandate she and running mate Joe Biden have called for would simply reinforce the behavior of "responsible people who love our neighbors." "We have to... Read More

Voter Lawsuit Aims to Block Mask Mandate at Minnesota Polling Places
Litigation
Voter Lawsuit Aims to Block Mask Mandate at Minnesota Polling Places

MINNEAPOLIS — A group of voters backed by Republican legislators sued Gov. Tim Walz and other state and local officials Tuesday in federal court, aiming to block a face mask requirement at polling places. Members of the Minnesota Voters Alliance... Read More

Pelosi Announces Masks Are Required ‘At All Times’ in the House
Congress
Pelosi Announces Masks Are Required ‘At All Times’ in the House

WASHINGTON — In Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement Wednesday that masks would now be required on the House floor she reminded those present that, “the speaker has the authority to direct the sergeant at arms to remove a member from the... Read More

District of Columbia Issues New Face Mask Order
Health
District of Columbia Issues New Face Mask Order
2020-07-22 18:57:32
by Dan McCue

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a new face mask order Wednesday after the city saw a marked increase in coronavirus cases, particularly among those under 40. “Basically it says, if you leave home, you should wear a mask,”... Read More

Masks Offer Much More Protection Against Coronavirus Than Many Think
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Masks Offer Much More Protection Against Coronavirus Than Many Think

SAN FRANCISCO — There’s a common refrain that masks don’t protect you; they protect other people from your own germs, which is especially important to keep unknowingly infected people from spreading the coronavirus. But now, there’s mounting evidence that masks... Read More

Utah Secures 500,000 Face Masks in Anticipation of Reopening Schools
State News
Utah Secures 500,000 Face Masks in Anticipation of Reopening Schools
2020-07-07 19:06:08
by Jacob Pederson

The Utah Board of Education has received a shipment of 500,000 face masks it plans to distribute to students and teachers as they return to school in the fall. The collection of masks is the latest manifestation of Gov. Gary... Read More

Democrats Say US Needs to Address Protective Gear Shortage
Health
Democrats Say US Needs to Address Protective Gear Shortage

A congressional committee criticized President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday for a series of problems in distributing personal protective and testing equipment during the coronavirus pandemic and called on the administration to come up with a better plan. “We need... Read More

Majority Want Businesses to Offer Workers Paid Sick Time for COVID-19, Poll Finds
Opinion Polls
Majority Want Businesses to Offer Workers Paid Sick Time for COVID-19, Poll Finds
2020-07-01 20:53:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A majority of Americans said they would feel safe patronizing a business or restaurant if they knew those who worked there were guaranteed paid sick leave if they came down with COVID-19, a new poll shows. The latest... Read More

Face Masks Required in House Committee Hearings, Congressional Physician Says
Congress
Face Masks Required in House Committee Hearings, Congressional Physician Says

WASHINGTON — House lawmakers are now required to wear masks during in-person committee meetings, but it’s up to the chairmen and chairwomen of those panels to decide on enforcement. Following updated guidance from attending physician Brian Monahan, Speaker Nancy Pelosi... Read More

Trump’s Tulsa Rally Should ‘Probably’ Include Face Masks, Adviser Says
Health
Trump’s Tulsa Rally Should ‘Probably’ Include Face Masks, Adviser Says

Those attending President Donald Trump’s upcoming Tulsa rally should “probably” wear masks, one of his advisers says. Larry Kudlow, National Economic Council chief, stressed the importance of continuing to observe safety guidelines — such as practicing social distancing and wearing... Read More

Internal Document Reveals Federal Plan to Ask Nurses to Reuse Masks
Health
Internal Document Reveals Federal Plan to Ask Nurses to Reuse Masks

WASHINGTON — Internal Federal Emergency Management Agency data show that the government’s supply of surgical gowns has not meaningfully increased since photos first emerged in March of nurses wearing trash bags for protection. “The demand for gowns outpaces current U.S.... Read More

New Poll Finds More Than 1-in-3 Willing to Sue Employer Over COVID-19
Opinion Polls
New Poll Finds More Than 1-in-3 Willing to Sue Employer Over COVID-19
2020-06-02 18:50:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A new survey has found that 36% of American workers would sue their employers if one of their co-workers contracted COVID-19 upon their return to work, and soon after contracted it themselves. Additionally, the latest "Back-to-Normal Barometer" survey... Read More

Restaurant Rich Charleston Offers Clues to Post-Pandemic Future of Industry
Business
Restaurant Rich Charleston Offers Clues to Post-Pandemic Future of Industry
2020-06-01 18:23:49
by Dan McCue

CHARLESTON, S.C. - It wasn't exactly a typical Friday night in what could arguably be described as the "foodie district" of Charleston, South Carolina. But it was something of a barometer of how restaurants are fighting to come back from... Read More

White House Requires Officials to Wear Masks In West Wing
In The News
White House Requires Officials to Wear Masks In West Wing
2020-05-11 21:54:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration on Monday told all employees working in the White House that they will now be required to wear masks whenever they are in the West Wing. The internal memo, which was distributed to staff members... Read More

Grocery Stores Seeking Masks for ‘Essential’ Workers Confront Shortages, Federal Interference
Health
Grocery Stores Seeking Masks for ‘Essential’ Workers Confront Shortages, Federal Interference

The day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in early April advised everyone to cover their faces in public, the co-owner of a small network of grocery stores in Wisconsin logged into Facebook and began a post: “HELP!”... Read More

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