Tag Archives: Mask Mandate

Federal Judge Overturns Federal Travel Mask Mandate

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A federal judge in Florida has voided the national mask mandate that covers public transportation, saying the requirement was beyond the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s authority. U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, a Trump appointee, turned on the language in a federal law authorizing the CDC to regulate sanitation. The …

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Supreme Court Leaves Airline Mask Mandate Intact

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The United States Supreme Court Tuesday denied an emergency request asking for a pause to the federal COVID-19 airline mask mandate. The mandate, put in place via executive order by President Joe Biden when he took office last January, was scheduled to expire Tuesday. However, it was extended through March …

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5 States Under Investigation For Prohibiting Mask Mandates In Schools

On Monday, the United States Department of Education announced that five states are under investigation by their civil rights enforcement arm to determine whether policies banning mask mandates in schools are discriminatory against students with disabilities. The bureau wants to ensure that students with disabilities are provided with equal educational opportunities. …

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Judge Rules DeSantis’ Mask Mandate Ban Unlawful

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On Friday, a judge ruled that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis‘ ban on school mask mandates was unlawful, and school districts in the state can require students to wear masks. Judge John Cooper’s decision came after a five-day hearing, and as at least 10 Florida school boards voted to defy DeSantis …

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TSA To Extend Mask Mandate For Travelers Into Next Year

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced it would extend its mask mandate for travel on airplanes, buses, and trains. The current mask mandate was set to expire on September 13, 2021, and will now end on January 18, 2022. TSA will extend the directives through January 18, 2022,” the company …

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Florida Daily COVID-19 Cases Hit Record On Saturday

Ron DeSantis

Saturday, the state of Florida reported more new COVID-19 cases to the Centers for Disease Control than any previous day in the coronavirus pandemic: 21,683. That’s a 12.1% jump over the previous record, Jan. 7’s 19,334 cases during the worst month of the pandemic. Daily case counts routinely surpassed 10,000 …

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The US House of Representatives Reinstates Mask Mandate

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The US House reinstated its mask mandate after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced its new guidelines for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. “For all House Office Buildings, the Hall of the House, and House Committee Meeting, wearing of a well-fitted, medical-grade, filtration face mask is required when …

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