By Vivian Kane Texas’ Greg Abbot is among the governors who have introduced a ban on mandating masks (or vaccines) in schools or private businesses. But at least one school board has found a loophole to that order by adding masks to its official dress code. Some school districts have already made the decision to defy Abbott’s orders and are implementing a mask mandate … [Read more...] about Texas School District Found a Loophole in Greg Abbott’s Mask Mandate Ban, Adds Masks to Its Dress Code
The superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Florida's largest district, said the threat would not influence its decision By Phil Helsel Florida school superintendents who require masks for students without giving them a way to opt out could have their salaries withheld, Gov. Ron DeSantis' office said Monday. DeSantis last week barred local … [Read more...] about DeSantis’ office says salaries of officials who require masks for students may be withheld
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin wants to make the vaccines mandatory by Sept. 15 or “immediately upon” FDA approval, “whichever comes first.” By LARA SELIGMAN Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will seek to make the Covid-19 vaccine mandatory for all of its 1.4 million service members by mid-September, a date that could be accelerated if needed, according to a new memo … [Read more...] about Pentagon will seek to mandate Covid vaccine for 1.4 million troops
By Holmes Lybrand and Tara Subramaniam, CNN As the Biden administration works to speed up the country's Covid-19 response, reopening schools has become one of the primary benchmarks of recovery. Across the country as vaccines are being administered to essential workers, often including teachers, calls for restarting in-person learning are growing more urgent. Vaccine … [Read more...] about The battle over schools reopening heats up. What are the facts?