Los Angeles today cancels the mandate for an indoor mask.
On Monday, March 14, the mandate for the school mask ends.
Hawaii is changing travel restrictions
As of March 26, domestic visitors no longer need to present evidence of vaccination or a negative COVID test.
The state mandate of the mask remains in force.
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Here are more of today’s COVID-19 headlines:
Mayor Adams suspends the demands of Key2NYC, the school masks
This was announced on Friday by Mayor Eric Adams Requirements for NYC Key2NYC and Masks in Public Schools Suspended Monday. New York State dropped school masks on Wednesday, but New York City public school students still have to wear them. Mayor Adams said he made both decisions after reviewing the latest COVID transfer figures.
The governor of Florida scolds a group of students for wearing masks
Clearly annoyed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis encouraged a group of students to wear masks at a closed-door press conference Wednesday, saying it was time to stop what he called “this COVID theater.”
DeSantis, a fierce opponent of mandates against viral masks and vaccines, approached the students and asked them to take off their masks while they waited for the Republican governor at a news conference at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
“You don’t have to wear these masks. I mean, please take them off. Honestly, it doesn’t do anything. We have to stop this COVID theater. So if you want to wear it, fine, but it’s funny.” he said, sighing audibly and shaking his head.
As demand for vaccines falls, states remain with huge reserves
As demand for COVID-19 vaccines falls in many areas of the U.S., states are seeking to use stockpiles of doses before they expire, and they need to be added to the millions that have already gone into waste.
From some of the least vaccinated states, such as Indiana and North Dakota, to some of the most vaccinated states, such as New Jersey and Vermont, health departments are shifting doses in hopes of finding providers who can use them.
State health departments told the Associated Press that they tracked millions of doses that went to waste, including those that passed, were in a multidose vial that could not be used completely or had to be discarded for some other reason, such as temperature or broken vials.
Nearly 1.5 million doses in Michigan, 1.45 million in North Carolina, 1 million in Illinois and nearly 725,000 doses in Washington cannot be used.
NFL suspends all COVID protocols, citing “encouraging trends”
The NFL has suspended all aspects of its COVID-19 protocols, citing recent trends showing that the spread of coronavirus is declining.
In agreement with the Players Association on Thursday, the league sent out a note to 32 teams, citing “encouraging trends regarding the prevalence and severity of COVID-19, evolving instructions from the CDC, changes in state law and our relevant expert counsel” as reasons for relocation.
If the NFL finds reasons to reintroduce any aspects of the protocols, it will do so in conjunction with the NFL Players Association.
Teams are required to abide by state and local laws and may pursue “reasonable measures to protect their personnel and players,” according to a note received by the Associated Press.
Regardless of vaccination status, players and staff should no longer wear face masks in team rooms, although each club may require this individually. Signs of social distancing are also no longer needed.
An anti-vaccine doctor pleads guilty to joining the Capitol riot
A California doctor known as a leading provider of coronavirus misinformation on Thursday pleaded guilty to charges of joining a mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last year.
Dr Simon Gold, founder of the anti-vaccine group America’s Frontline Doctors, has pleaded guilty to entering and staying in a prohibited building or area.
The maximum penalty for conviction is up to six months in prison.
The doctor also admitted to entering the building and giving a speech in the Statue Hall about her opposition to the coronavirus vaccine mandate and blockade imposed by the government. She also told The Washington Post that she regretted going into the building.
Why is the level of vaccination against COVID in some countries still low?
Experts say there are several reasons why vaccination levels against COVID-19 are still low in some countries, in addition to limited supplies. Other challenges now include unpredictable supplies, weak health systems and adherence to vaccines.
Many countries with low vaccination rates are in Africa. Other places include Yemen, Syria and Haiti. For most of last year, developing countries have suffered from supply shortages. There have been other setbacks, including poor infrastructure for spreading shots and a lack of materials such as syringes.
Ignorance to the vaccine also contributed to low uptake.
New CDC cards at the COVID community level
The CDC has released new cards based on federal government instructions on wearing masks and other security measures for your local communities.
How many times can I reuse the N95 mask?
How many times can I reuse the N95 mask? It depends, but on you should be able to use N95s and KN95s multiple times. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says health workers can wear the N95 mask up to five times. But experts say how often an ordinary person can safely wear it will vary depending on how it is used. Using the same mask to run to the grocery store, for example, is very different from wearing it all day at work.
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