A federal judge has ruled that Texas' ban on mask mandates in schools violates the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to court documents filed Wednesday in US District Court for the Western District of Texas.
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A day after a local restaurant owner went on TV to explain why she was going against her county's mask mandate in places of public accommodation, the county's environmental health department ordered the business to shut down.
Florida's Broward and Alachua counties are not backing down on mask mandates in schools, despite Gov. Ron DeSantis' order that the mandates must allow parents to decide whether their children will wear a face covering.
A group of restaurant owners and five small businesses are suing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city over its vaccine mandate in the hopes of blocking the new requirement.
The Texas Supreme Court sided with Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday in a ruling that temporarily blocks mask mandates recently issued in San Antonio and Dallas, though local officials said they will continue to enforce at least a portion of the mask mandates.
Biden administration officials on Sunday sought to message urgent steps taken last week to contain an increase in Delta variant COVID-19 cases as necessary to keep Americans safe, even as they said the country remains in a far better place than earlier in the pandemic.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended on Tuesday that localities encourage all teachers, staff, students, and visitors in schools to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
Across Texas, parents are rejoicing, criticizing or just trying to adjust to Gov. Greg Abbott's ban on public school mask mandates after June 4. It follows the authorization of a vaccine for kids age 12 to 15 and new federal guidance that anyone who's vaccinated can largely go maskless indoors and outdoors.
K-12 students and teachers in Utah now can be charged with a misdemeanor for not wearing a mask.