Evidence of the effectiveness of face masks are mixed — probably should still be worn in healthcare areas
The use of face masks for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 was a large subject of both scientific and political discussion during the nearly three years of the pandemic. People seem to choose to wear their masks as both medical and political statements. I know I did.
New research has suggested that masks did not reduce Covid transmission rates in hospitals.
Every day we get new information about COVID, Vaccines, and more. This is because so many things considered harmful or disinformation at the beginning of the COVID pandemic are becoming more accurate, and "stories or opinions were "banned from Social media or said out loud are now backed up with research and information.
Bravery is Seen Everyday
The bravery I’m talking about is the bravery it takes to show the world who you truly are. Whether you are older or younger, taking off whatever mask you have worn most of your life, the mask you’ve hidden behind is a scary thought. The reason we hide behind that mask is because we are afraid the world won’t like us. We are afraid the world won’t accept us. We are afraid we are the only ones like us.
Those with compromised immune systems need special museum hours, advocate tells council
(Denver, Colo.) An advocate for people with compromised immune systems asked the City Council Monday to consider having special “masked hours” at local museums. People with compromised immune systems take additional precautions during public gatherings such as wearing a mask. Mask restrictions have ended at most public places. Susanna Speier told the council special accommodations are needed for the immunocompromised.
Here's What 3 Tampa Nurses Think About DeSantis' Bans on Mask Mandates Entering Florida Law
In recent news, Governor DeSantis announced that he is working to get his bans on mask mandates into Florida law. I interviewed three Tampa nurses to get their thoughts on this controversial issue.
Thursday in Portland: OHA says masks still required in health care settings despite updated CDC guidance
(Nathan Howard/Getty Images) (PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Thursday, Oct. 6 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. Masks still required in Oregon health care settings, despite updated CDC rules.
New COVID-19 guidelines leave campus more comfortable but also more unsure
(Ilsiia Shakirova / The Tufts Daily) At the start of each school year, students adjust to new classes, living situations, social dynamics and more. For the past three years, the “more” part of this sentence has included a spate of guidelines designed to protect the Tufts community from COVID-19.
The Pandemic Is Over, Says President Joe Biden
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NJ Supreme Court Lifts Social Distancing and Mask Requirements for Jury Duty
In response to updates from the CDC, social distancing and mask requirements for jury proceedings will no longer be required. In response to updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), social distancing and masks will no longer be required for jury proceedings in New Jersey courtrooms.
Dr. Fauci says pandemic fatigue from even the most cautious people is making it hard to contain the BA.5 subvariant
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Covid-19's earlier symptom 'Loss of smell' is making a comeback with the newly discovered variant
One of the earliest symptoms of Covid-19 is reappearing again in the newer variant that Health Professionals and the CDC have been tackling this summer. Health professionals in the United States are saying that more patients with the novel coronavirus are reporting a loss of smell, an NBC article has reportedly stated.
Friday in Portland: Masks required in 2 Oregon school districts, new bridge unveiled in SW Portland
(John Moore/Getty Images) (PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Friday, July 8 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. Masks once again required in 2 Portland-area school districts.
Jewel-Osco Chicago-area stores reinstate mask mandates for employees only
Nineteen Illinois counties are at a "high community level" according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This grocery store chain has announced masks are required for employees.
Thursday in Portland: Multnomah County urges mask wearing amid rise in COVID-19 cases and more
(PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Thursday, May 12 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. Multnomah County health officials recommend masking indoors amid rise in COVID-19 cases.
Rising COVID-19 cases cause some schools to bring back masks
Though the American public’s fears of COVID are fading, even as the country approaches 1 million deaths in the pandemic, omicron cases are on the rise, which are causing some schools, particularly in the northeast, to bring back their masking requirements.
Tennessee Doctors Accuse Sen. Rand Paul of Misinformation
As Paul stopped in Nashville, TN doctors challenged his stance on COVID and masking. A group of Tennessee doctors affiliated with the advocacy group Protect My Care challenged what they called misinformation from U.S. Sen. Rand Paul as he stopped in Nashville this week.
The Philly Four: Schwarber gets in heated confrontation with umpire
(Rich Schultz/Getty Images) Philly schools go to mask optional as mandate is lifted. Philadelphia schools will return to mask optional status after the Department of Health rolled back the indoor mask mandate on Friday. The mandate was dropped due to declining case count and hospitalizations. Now students and staff, except for those involved in Pre-K, have the option to not wear the mask although the health officials still recommend masking indoors.
CDC's mask mandate for travelers ended following a judge's ruling
Man is wearing a mask to travel safely for Covid.Austin Distel. On Monday, April 18th, 2022, a federal judge in Florida tossed the mask requirement on airplanes, trains, buses, and other public transits. The deadline to phase it had been extended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to May 3rd, 2022. As a result of the ruling, individual airlines and local transit agencies must individually decide whether or not to require masks.