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For Many Workers, Change in Mask Policy Is a Nightmare

New York Times
“Retailers were asking and requiring you to wear masks,” said Willy Solis, a shopper for the delivery app Shipt in Denton, Texas, who works in stores like Target, Kroger and CVS. “A large majority of people were still doing the right thing and wearing them.” Since the C.D.C. announcement, however,......

Cuomo is using his waning power to block mask sanity for kids

NYPost
Karol Markowicz The governor can’t seem to help himself, and is just trying to maintain any semblance of power he used to have. Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click here for Free Stock Photos...

Idaho governor rescinds ban on mask mandates issued while he was out of state

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “The action that took place while I was traveling this week is not gubernatorial,” Little said in a statement. “The action that took place was an irresponsible, self-serving political stunt. Taking the earliest opportunity to act solitarily on a......

Camps can safely reopen without masks and distancing if everyone is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, CDC says

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here It is safe for youth summer camps to reopen without capacity limits and mask mandates if everyone at a camp is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new guidelines released Friday......

State guidance on making kids mask in summer camps remains utterly idiotic

NYPost
Post Editorial Board After several days of outrage, Team Cuomo softened its appalling mandate requiring children aged 2 and over to wear masks at summer camps and day care — but its guidance is still idiotic. Kudos to regular Post columnist Karol Markowicz for leading the charge against the rule......

COVID-19 mask mandates latest flashpoint for U.S. schools

Reuters
A principal greets students as they return to New York City’s public schools for in-person learning, as the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, at P.S. 506 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., December 7, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Two days after the school board in Johnston, Iowa, decided......

‘Beyond reprehensible’: GOP lawmaker condemns Marjorie Taylor Greene’s comparison of mask mandates to Holocaust

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Well, first off, any comparisons to the Holocaust it’s beyond reprehensible. This is — I don’t even have words to describe how disappointing it is to see this hyperbolic speech that, frankly amps up and plays into a lot......

Cheney calls Greene’s comments on House mask policy ‘evil lunacy’

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn Cheney‘Fox & Friends Weekend’ co-host Jedediah Bila leaving the network Cheney primary challenger impregnated 14-year-old when he was 18 Why Republican politicians are sticking with Trump MORE (R-Wyo.) on Saturday became the......

Marjorie Taylor Greene compares House mask mandates to the Holocaust

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Greene, in a conversation with the Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody Real America’s Voice TV show “The Water Cooler,” attacked Pelosi and accused her of being a hypocrite for asking GOP members to prove they have all been vaccinated......

Greene calls Pelosi ‘mentally ill,’ compares her House mask policy to the Holocaust

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Tal Axelrod Thank youfor signing up. Thank you for signing up. You can also sign up to receive our other newsletters: The Hill’s Morning Report & Tipsheet Most Popular – Easy to read, daily digest of the news from......

Improved ventilation and mask rules for staff in elementary schools resulted in fewer COVID-19 cases, CDC study finds

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Elementary schools that improved their ventilation systems and required teachers and staff to wear face masks reported significantly fewer cases of COVID-19, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Georgia Department......

Some Virginia universities ease mask mandate for vaccinated students, faculty, staff

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Tyler Arnold, The Center Square Some Virginia universities have eased their mask mandates for those who have been fully vaccinated to follow more closely with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Universities that officially made mask changes for......

CDC mask guidance not helping solve confusion around wearing masks

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY I’m USA TODAY editor-in-chief Nicole Carroll, and this is The Backstory, insights into our biggest stories of the week. If you’d like to get The Backstory in your inbox every week, sign up here. The mask wars aren’t over.  The......

The CDC’s new mask guidelines could actually increase risk of spreading Covid at work and in public, scientists say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The CDC’s new mask guidelines could actually increase the risk of spreading Covid-19 in public spaces and workplaces, scientists of a leading infectious disease group said Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention abruptly reversed its mask guidance for......

Companies face a mask surplus as sales evaporate following new CDC guidance

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Face masks, last year’s must-have accessory and once hard-to-come-by pandemic requirement, have gone out of style. Just ask Maya Gorgoni, a Manhattan designer and apparel business owner who masked-up no less a celebrity than Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. The......

Democrats defeat Republican attempt to change House mask regulations

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “If Minority Leader McCarthy wants to be maskless on the Floor of the House of Representatives, he should get to work vaccinating his Members,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammilll said in a statement. A recent CNN analysis found that all House......

Equinox says CDC’s new mask guidance sparked surge in membership, customers returning to gym

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here After more than a year of working out at home or running through their neighborhoods, people are ready to head back to the gym as mask requirements are lifted in parts of the U.S. “We’ve been waiting for this day......

Three GOP lawmakers fined $500 for flouting House floor mask rules

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Cristina Marcos Three GOP lawmakers will be issued fines after defying rules that require masks on the House floor during the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday. A Capitol official said that Republican Reps. Brian MastBrian Jeffrey MastTapper battles GOP lawmakers......

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