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.
DIA makes face masks optional, airlines follow
Masks are now optional in Denver International Airport and on most airlines.Denver International Airport. (Denver, Colo.) Travelers are no longer required to wear face coverings at Denver International Airport, and many airlines also dropped their on-flight mask requirements.
Is a National Mask Mandate Coming Back?
States are beginning to renew mandates. Is the country far behind?. This article is free of bias and based on corporate postings and accredited media reports. All linked information within this article is fully-attributed to the following outlets:USNews.com, Chicago.gov, The Chicago Tribune, CDC.gov, Axios.com, Forbes.com, the University of Washington in Seattle, and the Pew Research Center.
Will Students Abandon Masks in the Los Angeles Unified School District?
March 12 marked the date that people can give up masks indoors in Los Angeles County regardless of their vaccination status. This means that unvaccinated students don’t have to continue to wear masks indoors. Neither does anyone else.
The Philly Four: Test scores reflect COVID's impact on education
Officials from the School District of Philadelphia have hinted that the mask mandate could be lifted in city schools as of March 9. The potential decision has drawn mixed responses, as one student wondered why mask mandates are being lifted even though they are helping lower the spread of COVID-19. Others question the effectiveness in schools as masks aren't being properly worn by students or staff.
Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Lifting COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
The Executive Order formally lifts statewide school and daycare mask mandates effective March 7th. Governor Murphy announced the signing of Executive Order No. 292, ending the state’s COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and dropping statewide mask mandates in schools and daycares.
School mask mandate infuriates some parents, critical for some officials
(Stefano Guidi / Getty Images) (ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) While state leaders are poised to announce the lifting of school mask mandates sometime early this week, the existing rule, which is still in place despite the state lifting the indoor mask mandate for vaccinated people, is angering some parents.
To Mask or Not To Mask in Reno NV That is the Question
When Nevada abruptly lifted the requirement to wear masks,I could not really see what had changed regarding the state of COVID, Omicron, and community spread - things did not seem better overnight. And yet, here we are and masks are not required, a lot of people and kids are still not vaccinated, and hospitals are still pretty full of COVID patients.
Eight of nine Bay Area counties will lift indoor mask mandate on Wednesday
(Alex Wong / Getty Images) (SAN FRANCISCO) Eight of the Bay Area's nine major counties will lift indoor mask mandates on Wednesday, following the state's lead which will also lift its mandate for vaccinated people the same day.
Portland Daily Round Up: OHA says mask mandate will be lifted by March 31, Oregon City HS students walk out over video
(PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Tuesday, Feb. 8 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. OHA says state mask mandate will be lifted no later than March 31.
Portland Daily Round Up: OHA extends mask rule in schools, PBOT report shows 'dramatic increase' in traffic deaths
(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) (PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Thursday, Feb. 3 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. Oregon Health Authority implements permanent masking requirement in schools.
SF to lift mask requirements for boosted people in gyms, offices
(Phil Walter / Getty Images) (SAN FRANCISCO) San Francisco lifted indoor mask requirements Tuesday for offices, gyms and other areas in which vaccinated people gather. Critically, however, everyone going maskless in those specific settings must have already been boosted. Starting on Feb. 1, those who are fully vaccinated but not boosted will be required to keep their masks on in indoor settings.
Denver considers spending $1.4 million to fight COVID-19 in minority communities
(Denver, Colo.) The City and County of Denver will vote Monday to award a $1.4 million contract to Denver Health to reduce COVID-19-related disparities. According to a city staff report, the money would pay for testing, contract tracing, vaccinations, and more. The city plans to target populations at elevated risk that are underserved, including racial and ethnic minority groups.
Tufts introduces new masking and testing guidelines amid omicron surge
Close-up of entrance ID scanner, label maker and testing tubes inside of Tufts University COVID-19 testing site are pictured on Nov. 8, 2020Lydia Richardson / The Tufts Daily. Tufts updated its masking and testing guidelines for the spring semester in an email sent to the Tufts community on Jan. 2. The update follows the recent announcement of an updated vaccination policy, requiring all eligible students, faculty and staff to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccination by Feb. 15.