Israel drops outdoor mask mandate with 80% of adults vaccinated

Israel has dropped its outdoor mask mandate as it closes in on total immunization of its adult population against the coronavirus, according to reports. Instituted almost a year ago at…

Ted Cruz says he is done with wearing a mask at the Capitol

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, says he’s not wearing a mask at the Capitol anymore, since he’s vaccinated against Covid-19. Cruz joined his Republican colleagues Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Sen.…

New Hampshire lifts coronavirus mask mandate

New Hampshire’s mask mandate expired Friday after the state’s governor announced in a tweet on Thursday that it would not be renewed. Gov. Chris Sununu said the decision was made…

Southwest passengers booted over mask dispute get a lift from small-plane pilot

A family kicked off a Texas-bound Southwest Airlines flight earlier this month because of a face-mask dispute managed to get to their destination anyway, thanks to a private-plane pilot, according to a…

Man strangles Burger King worker after arguing over mask rules: report

Violence appeared to break out from nowhere in a New Jersey Burger King. According to police, a man entered the restaurant in Wayne, and assaulted a female employee. While the…

Kansas GOP ends state’s mask mandate hours after Dem governor extended it

Republican lawmakers in Kansas voted to end Gov. Laura Kelly’s short-lived statewide coronavirus mask mandate extension last week under a new law that allows legislators to repeal the governor’s executive orders,…

Puerto Rico fining tourists $100 for violating mask mandate

Puerto Rico is cracking down on mask violations, according to recent reports. The U.S. territory has imposed a $100 fine for tourists who refuse to wear face coverings, which are…

Arkansas expands virus vaccinations, drops mask mandate

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas will open up coronavirus vaccinations to anyone 16 and older, and is dropping its mask mandate immediately, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday. Hutchinson announced…

Reinstate coronavirus mask mandates, Biden urges governors

President Biden called on governors and local leaders to reinstate coronavirus-related mask mandates during a White House briefing Monday, before announcing several other vaccine-related directives.  “I’m reiterating my call for…

Texas COVID numbers decrease 17 days after mask, other restrictions lifted

Just over two weeks after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott lifted coronavirus mandates allowing businesses to operate at 100 percent capacity and made masks optional, the red state is still reporting decreases…