Mask Mandate for U.S. Public Transportation Struck Down by Federal Judge

Mask Mandate for U.S. Public Transportation Struck Down by Federal Judge

On Apr. 18, 2022, U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle in the Middle District of Florida struck down the Biden administration’s mask mandate for people traveling on U.S. public transportation, including planes, trains and buses.1 After the ruling, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) confirmed that it will no longer enforce the mask mandate […]

Surge of Coronavirus Infections Among Vaccinated Employees Causes U.S. Labor Shortage

Surge of Coronavirus Infections Among Vaccinated Employees Causes U.S. Labor Shortage

A surge in the number of coronavirus cases due to the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is causing labor shortages in many sectors of the economy across the United States. Airline employees, first responders and health care workers have been hit especially hard during the holiday season.1 2 3 Everyone Should Be Tested for […]

State and Local Governments and Companies Offer Incentives to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19

State and Local Governments and Companies Offer Incentives to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19

Story Highlights As the demand for COVID-19 vaccines slows across the country, governments and businesses are offering a wide range of incentives to try to boost vaccination rates. In addition to a variety of cash lotteries, some of the offerings include air travel, college scholarships, state park passes, fishing or hunting licenses and complimentary food […]