The four-day festival starts Thursday and is expected to be back at full capacity, with roughly 100,000 daily attendees. After missing last summer because of the coronavirus, it will be easily Chicago's largest gathering since the pandemic started.
By Kathleen Foody, Don Babwin, Associated Press
Governments and businesses are scrambling to change course following new federal guidance calling for the return of mask wearing in virus hot spots amid a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
By Philip Marcelo, Associated Press
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reimposed stricter mask-wearing guidelines Tuesday. It said Americans, even if fully vaccinated, should wear masks indoors in regions where COVID-19 infections are high, and recommended that everyone in K-12 schools mask up. Dr.
Los Angeles County will again require masks indoors even when people are vaccinated. The public health officer of the nation's largest county said there's now "substantial community transmission."…
By Christopher Weber, John Antczak, Associated Press
By Mike Stobbe, Collin Binkley, Associated Press
The changes come amid a national vaccination campaign in which children as young as 12 are eligible to get shots, as well as a general decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths.
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
The news is delighting some GOP lawmakers who have been chafing at the mask-wearing requirements. Some had even flouted the rule and refused to wear a mask on the House floor, inviting fines.
New Jersey, once among the states hardest hit by COVID-19, reported a little over 350 new cases Wednesday. The state's Democratic Governor, Phil Murphy, announced that many indoor masking requirements in public places will be lifted this Memorial Day weekend,…
By Brian Slodysko, Associated Press
House Republican leaders are forcefully condemning GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia over her comments comparing House COVID-19 safety measures like masks to the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany.
NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including bipartisanship on infrastructure, a commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection and efforts across the country to audit votes…
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