San Francisco: Mayor caught violating her own facemask mandate at a nightclub

U.S. 09/18/21, 23:45

Democratic San Francisco Mayor London Breed was caught with Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder Alicia Garza at a nightclub event where all participants, including the two, spent the night maskless, denying the mayor's own mandate.  Breed, who has already come under heavy criticism due to restrictive rules she imposed to deal ...

A federal judge in Florida has refused to overturn the state’s mask mandate

News 09/18/21, 15:29

A federal judge on Wednesday, Sept, 15 refused to overturn a ban established by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to prevent Florida students from wearing masks unless by choice during the COVID-19 pandemic. As TheBL previously reported, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) on Friday, July 30, signed an executive order that forbade ...

Thousands protest vaccine passports, mandates in Turkey

Middle East 09/12/21, 22:47

More than two thousand people opposed new COVID-19 protocols on Sept. 11. The dramatic protest came after the Turkish government demanded all residents to either show proof of full vaccination, or a recent negative COVID-19 test result, before using public transport and attending major events. Masks and social distancing are mandatory in ...

Appeals court sides with DeSantis, reinstates mask mandate ban

U.S. 09/11/21, 00:38

The appeals court on Friday, Sept. 6, granted Florida governor Ron DeSantis (R) a temporary legal win on his mask mandate ban, bringing the policies back in place, at least for now. The order issued in late July did not oppose mask-wearing and demanded schools to let parents decide or risk ...

Biden will unveil new plan to fight pandemic’s Delta variant surge

U.S. 09/08/21, 16:41

Joe Biden's administration is widely expected to launch a new strategy to combat the deadly disease's Delta variant on Sept. 7. It will urge more Americans to be immunized. "On Thursday, the president will speak to the American people about his robust plan to stop the spread of the Delta variant ...

Troopers, firefighters sue Democrat Oregon Gov. Kate Brown for vaccine mandate

U.S. 09/06/21, 16:08

A coalition of Oregon troopers and firefighters are suing Gov. Kate Brown (D) for forcing them to be fully vaccinated against the Chinese Communist Party virus (COVID-19). The lawsuit is asking Jefferson County Circuit Court to declare the governor's August executive order, which mandates COVID-19 immunization, is "unenforceable." The Oregon Fraternal Order of ...

Texas Supreme Court agrees with GOP Gov. Greg Abbott on no mask mandate

U.S. 08/16/21, 02:53

The Texas Supreme Court removed a temporary restraining order on a Republican governor's directive that masks should be worn voluntarily on Aug. 15. This decision temporarily prevents the lower court in Bexar and Court of Appeals in Dallas County from implementing a mask mandate they introduced two days earlier, according to ...

Incoming NY governor supports school mask mandate for children

New York 08/16/21, 02:25

Kathy Hochul gave her blessing for schools to force children to cover their noses and mouths across New York, on Aug. 15. The incoming state governor described mandatory face masks in classrooms as a vital step to help cope with a new wave of COVID-19 infections. "Masks for kids in schools, ...

Protests erupt in US against forced vaccinations and mandatory masks in schools

U.S. 08/12/21, 19:42

This week, protests erupted in several U.S. states against left-leaning agendas that have been implemented in school districts, such as mandatory facemasks, gender ideology, and critical race theory, Fox News reported. Parents of students are becoming increasingly critical of this agenda, as they fear these policies could harm their children. Earlier this ...

McDonald’s reinstates mask mandate for all customers, staff

U.S. 08/03/21, 04:18

On Monday, Aug. 2, McDonald's Corp said that all customers and employees, whether vaccinated or not, will be required to wear masks inside its U.S. restaurants in areas with high or considerable transmission. As USA Today reports, with 14,000 locations across the United States, McDonald's is the largest national corporation to ...

Florida’s COVID-19 patients surge to 10,200: Officials defy Gov. DeSantis

News 08/02/21, 06:38

Florida reported a record of more than 10,200 people hospitalized due to infection from the COVID-19 virus, putting more pressure on Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and the state’s Republicans who are fighting against mandatory mask requirements. The Sunshine State had 10,207 people hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, Aug. 1, breaking ...

Capitol Police refuses to arrest maskless visitors

Washington 07/30/21, 19:12

A federal agency rejected speculation that law enforcement officers would apprehend anyone who does not cover their nose and mouth on Capitol Hill. U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) confirmed it will not arrest staff and visitors if they are suspected of breaching the face mask mandate. "Regarding the House mask rule, there is ...

White House advises federal agencies to mandate masks in high risk areas

D.C. 07/30/21, 03:20

According to instructions released by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Wednesday, July 28, several U.S. federal agencies imposed masks at federal buildings in COVID-19 hot spots.The action came after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidance on Tuesday urging vaccinated people to ...

House restores mask mandate after CDC updates guidance

D.C. 07/28/21, 17:08

Wearing masks will once again be compulsory in U.S. Congress due to the highly transmissible COVID-19 delta strain, the Capitol physician said. Brian Monahan has ordered all House members to don face garments. The July 27 decision came hours after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reversed its previous ...

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