‘I will bring every single gun loaded,’ parent tells Virginia school officials during mask mandate meeting

A Virginia woman was arrested Friday after she appeared to threaten school board officials while they met to vote on whether to lift a mask requirement. The woman, Amelia King, 42, was accused of making an oral threat on school property after she was cut off during a public comment section of the Page County…

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Florida Surgeon General Says He Can’t ‘Communicate’ While Wearing A Mask

Topline Florida’s polarizing surgeon general is again breaking with basic guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus, saying Tuesday he cannot “communicate clearly” while wearing a face mask, an assertion he made in response to criticism over his refusal to wear a mask while meeting with a Democratic state senator last week, who ended up…

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Biden threatens governors opposing school mask mandates with legal action

As cases of Covid-19 are once again on the rise in the United States, President Joe Biden is playing tough with Republican governors who oppose mandatory masks in schools, instructing his secretary of education to use all available means to protect children. With his announcement Wednesday that he was directing the Department of Education to use…

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Parent attacks teacher after mask dispute on first day of school in California district, official says

A parent attacked a teacher following a mask dispute on the first day of school, a California superintendent said.The incident occurred about an hour after the first day ended at Sutter Creek Elementary School in Amador County, NBC affiliate KCRA of Sacramento reported.In a letter to families, Amador County Unified School District Superintendent Torie Gibson…

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Texas governor’s ban on mask mandates dealt second legal blow

Supporters of wearing masks in schools protest before the special called school board workshop at the Pinellas County Schools Administration Building in Largo, Florida, U.S., August 9, 2021. REUTERS/Octavio Jones/File PhotoAug 11 (Reuters) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s statewide ban on mask mandates has hit its second legal setback, as a judge in Dallas County…

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Schools Are Defying State Governments And Imposing Their Own Mask Mandates

Topline Branches of the University of Wisconsin and school districts in Arizona and Florida are ordering students and staff to wear masks indoors in spite of statewide regulations and laws that prohibit them from doing so, as the Delta variant’s rapid spread sparks new showdowns over mask orders between state and local governments nationwide. Florida…

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St. Louis Reinstates Mask Mandate Amid Brutal Delta Surge — Even For Vaccinated Residents

Topline As Covid-19 cases spike in Missouri and vaccination rates remain low, St. Louis announced Friday it will reimpose an indoor mask mandate for both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents, joining a growing list of cities that have reacted to a sharp rise in coronavirus infections by reintroducing countermeasures. St. Louis skyline at twilight. getty Key…

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Trump Surgeon General Says CDC Was ‘Wrong’ To Lift Mask Mandate And Should Reverse Course

Topline As the spread of the delta variant prompts new concerns and restrictions nationwide, former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said this weekend he believes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was “premature” and “wrong” in easing the national mask mandate, and should move to immediately reverse its decision. U.S. Surgeon General…

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