facebook linkedin twitter
Federal Judge Strikes Down Mask Mandate for Travel
Travel
Federal Judge Strikes Down Mask Mandate for Travel
2022-04-18 19:23:24
by Dan McCue

TAMPA, Fla. — A federal judge in Florida struck down the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s mask mandate for travel on Monday, less than a week after the agency extended the public health mandate through May 3. In her... Read More

Judge Says Schools Can Require Masks Despite Different Virginia Law
In The States
Judge Says Schools Can Require Masks Despite Different Virginia Law
2022-03-25 21:06:11
by Tom Ramstack

LYNCHBURG, Va. — A federal judge’s ruling this week modifies a Virginia law abolishing mask mandates in public schools. U.S. District Judge Norman Moon ruled that schools with 12 students who have health conditions that make them vulnerable to COVID-19... Read More

Congress Unmasked for State of the Union
Congress
Congress Unmasked for State of the Union
2022-02-28 15:34:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — It’ll be masks off for President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address on Tuesday as the House is lifting the mask mandate that has been in place almost since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Brian... Read More

CDC: Many Healthy Americans Can Take a Break from Masks
Health
CDC: Many Healthy Americans Can Take a Break from Masks

Most Americans live in places where healthy people, including students in schools, can safely take a break from wearing masks under new U.S. guidelines released Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlined the new set of measures for... Read More

<strong>CDC Continues Warnings on Masking While Health Care Workers Show Fatigue</strong>
In The News
CDC Continues Warnings on Masking While Health Care Workers Show Fatigue
2022-02-10 22:26:12
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautioned again this week that it is too soon to stop wearing masks in a warning ignored by many states tired of limitations imposed by COVID-19. Meanwhile, an exodus of health... Read More

Sotomayor, Gorsuch Dispute NPR Report of Mask Rift
Supreme Court
Sotomayor, Gorsuch Dispute NPR Report of Mask Rift
2022-01-19 20:07:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Neil Gorsuch took the unusual step Wednesday of releasing a joint public statement to refute a news report that stated a COVID-related rift has erupted between them. In recent days, Sotomayor, who... Read More

School Year Delays, Virtual Learning Instituted Amid COVID-19 Spike
In The States
School Year Delays, Virtual Learning Instituted Amid COVID-19 Spike
2022-01-06 00:14:47
by Reece Nations

SAN ANTONIO — COVID-19 infection rates continue to complicate the school year as some districts have either delayed their start dates or shifted to virtual learning in response to the growing spike in cases. As many schools nationwide have either... Read More

Congress’ Doctor Warns COVID Cases Are Surging
Congress
Congress’ Doctor Warns COVID Cases Are Surging
2022-01-04 20:52:05
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A warning Monday from the attending physician for Congress about skyrocketing COVID-19 cases is compelling lawmakers and Capitol Hill staff members to rethink their meeting schedules and masking guidelines. A letter Dr. Brian P. Monahan wrote to House... Read More

District of Columbia to Rescind Mask Mandate Next Week
Cities
District of Columbia to Rescind Mask Mandate Next Week
2021-11-16 17:23:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Mayor Muriel Bowser said Tuesday the District of Columbia will lift its indoor mask mandate on Monday, Nov. 22. During a late morning press conference, the message from Bowser and other city officials was “we’re learning to live... Read More

Texas AG Paxton Now Suing 15 School Districts Over Masking Guidance
In The News
Texas AG Paxton Now Suing 15 School Districts Over Masking Guidance
2021-09-16 19:22:32
by Reece Nations

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has expanded litigation efforts against a swath of school districts that defied Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on mask mandates. Paxton announced on Tuesday his office had filed lawsuits against the Paris, Diboll,... Read More

Florida Governor Appeals Ruling on Masks in Schools
In The States
Florida Governor Appeals Ruling on Masks in Schools

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has appealed a judge's ruling that the governor exceeded his authority by ordering school boards not to impose strict mask requirements on students to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The... Read More

Circuit Judge Rebukes DeSantis Order Prohibiting Masks In Schools
In The States
Circuit Judge Rebukes DeSantis Order Prohibiting Masks In Schools
2021-08-27 20:44:19
by Reece Nations

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The order issued by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday that blocked public schools from imposing mask mandates in the classroom was struck down by Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper. DeSantis’s order had been challenged in... Read More

Masks Ordered for Most Florida Students, Defying DeSantis
In The States
Masks Ordered for Most Florida Students, Defying DeSantis

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Just over half of Florida's 2.8 million public school students now face mandates to wear masks in classrooms as a courtroom battle continues over efforts by Gov. Ron DeSantis to leave such decisions up to... Read More

New York City to Require All Education Staff to Be Vaccinated
Education
New York City to Require All Education Staff to Be Vaccinated
2021-08-23 17:35:06
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce new guidelines for the reopening of city schools that will require every Department of Education employee to have received at least one dose of the coronavirus... Read More

Ed Dept. to Use Civil Rights Authority to Press for Face Masks in Schools
Education
Ed Dept. to Use Civil Rights Authority to Press for Face Masks in Schools
2021-08-19 13:11:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Education will invoke its civil rights enforcement authority to prevent states from imposing universal bans on wearing face masks in classrooms, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said on Wednesday. The decision represents a dramatic escalation of... Read More

Virginia Mandates Face Masks for all K-12 Schools
Education
Virginia Mandates Face Masks for all K-12 Schools
2021-08-12 19:16:45
by Dan McCue

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed an emergency order last Thursday requiring that face masks be worn in all indoor settings in the state's K-12 schools. The move comes after a handful of school districts in recent days... Read More

Schools Fight Back Against GOP Governors, Defy Bans on Masks
Education
Schools Fight Back Against GOP Governors, Defy Bans on Masks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With the highly contagious delta variant fueling a surge in coronavirus cases just as students return to classrooms, major school districts in Arizona, Florida, Texas and beyond are increasingly defying Republican leaders who banned school... Read More

Education Secretary Warns Politicizing Masks Could Disrupt Student’s Return to Class
Education
Education Secretary Warns Politicizing Masks Could Disrupt Student’s Return to Class
2021-08-06 20:38:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON- Education Secretary Miguel Cardono warned Thursday, Americans should not allow adult politics -- particularly the politicizing of the wearing of face masks -- to prevent students from returning to school safely and without future disruptions.  “You know what I’m... Read More

Dems Ask McCarthy to Recant Pelosi Taunt as Tensions Rise
Congress
Dems Ask McCarthy to Recant Pelosi Taunt as Tensions Rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several House Democrats have called on House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to apologize to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or resign after audio surfaced of him saying at a weekend fundraiser that it would be "hard not to... Read More

DC Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate as Virus Cases Rise
District of Columbia
DC Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate as Virus Cases Rise
2021-07-29 17:41:43
by TWN Staff

Face masks will once again be required indoors in the District of Columbia, a reversal of recent policy driven by new federal guidelines that recommend indoor masking in areas where transmission of the coronavirus is high. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced... Read More

In a Reversal, CDC Says People In COVID Surge Areas Should Still Wear Masks
Health
In a Reversal, CDC Says People In COVID Surge Areas Should Still Wear Masks
2021-07-27 19:51:40
by Dan McCue

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday afternoon said fully vaccinated people should now wear face masks if they live or work in a location experiencing a surge in delta variant cases. The new guidance effectively reverses a... Read More

California, NYC to Workers: Get Vaccine or Face Weekly Tests
Health
California, NYC to Workers: Get Vaccine or Face Weekly Tests

California and New York City announced Monday that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly COVID-19 testing, and the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first major federal agency to require health care... Read More

Missouri AG Announces Legal Challenge to St. Louis Mask Mandate
In The States
Missouri AG Announces Legal Challenge to St. Louis Mask Mandate
2021-07-26 20:30:17
by Reece Nations

ST. LOUIS — City and county leaders in St. Louis announced Friday they are reinstituting mask mandates for vaccinated and unvaccinated citizens alike, a decision already set to be challenged in court by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt. The mandate... Read More

California’s Most Populated County Brings Back Masks as COVID-19 Cases Surge
In The States
California's Most Populated County Brings Back Masks as COVID-19 Cases Surge
2021-07-16 21:05:12
by Daniel Mollenkamp

LOS ANGELES- Everyone, whether or not they're fully vaccinated, will have to wear a mask indoors, according to an order from Los Angeles County, by far the largest county by population in California, the U.S.'s most populated state. The county... Read More

Washington Monument to Reopen Wednesday
National Parks
Washington Monument to Reopen Wednesday
2021-07-12 17:03:17
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The Washington Monument will reopen to the public on Wednesday, July 14 at 9 a.m. after a six-month closure, the National Parks Service announced Monday. The monument will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to... Read More

Rep. Greene Apologizes for Comparing Safety Masks, Holocaust
Congress
Rep. Greene Apologizes for Comparing Safety Masks, Holocaust

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene apologized Monday for affronting people with recent comments comparing the required wearing of safety masks in the House to the horrors of the Holocaust. "I'm truly sorry for offending people with remarks about... Read More

Idaho Governor Rescinds, Denounces Lt. Gov’s Executive Order Banning Masks
In The States
Idaho Governor Rescinds, Denounces Lt. Gov’s Executive Order Banning Masks
2021-06-03 19:51:49
by Reece Nations

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Gov. Brad Little this week reversed an executive order issued by Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin while he was attending a Republican Governors Association conference in Nashville, Tenn.  McGeachin’s order prevented the state and its “political subdivisions,”... Read More

Republicans Rebel Against Mask Requirement in House Chamber
Congress
Republicans Rebel Against Mask Requirement in House Chamber

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are rebelling against the requirement that they wear a mask on the House floor, stoking tensions with majority Democrats who are refusing to change the rules following updated guidance from federal health officials. Minority Leader Kevin... Read More

CDC Director Says Mask Turnaround Based Solely on Science
Health
CDC Director Says Mask Turnaround Based Solely on Science

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday defended the decision to ease mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, stressing that increasing political pressure had nothing to do with the abrupt shift in guidelines. "I'm delivering... Read More

CDC: No Masks, No Social Distance If Fully Vaccinated
Health
CDC: No Masks, No Social Distance If Fully Vaccinated
2021-05-13 20:18:19
by Alexa Hornbeck

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume life without any restrictions.  "The science is clear: if you are fully vaccinated, you are protected, and you can... Read More

1 2
Straight From The Well
scroll top