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The Associated Press

South Dakota’s Noem doesn’t plan to ratchet up vaccine push

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says she has no plans to ratchet up her messaging to urge people to get a COVID-19 vaccine, even as Republican leaders across the country try to persuade vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots in response to a new, more contagious variant that has sent caseloads soaring in some areas.
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Washington Court House, OHRecord-Herald

Districts discuss health guidance

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) released health guidance for school districts this week and with Fayette Countians going back to school soon, the Record-Herald asked local districts for their plans as they prepare to get students into the classroom. According to the updated guidance released by the ODH, it...
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KIRO 7 Seattle

The Latest: Gov. DeSantis bars schools from mandating masks

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis barred school districts Friday from forcing students to wear masks when classes resume next month even as the state’s coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to skyrocket toward levels not seen since before vaccines became widely available. The Republican governor said parents should...
New York City, NYdnyuz.com

Here’s who is hospitalized for Covid in New York City.

Since early July, the average number of coronavirus cases in New York City has quadrupled, from about 250 to more than 1,000 per day, as the more contagious variant Delta has spread. Hospitalizations are also rising, though not as quickly, thanks to vaccinations and improved treatments. Still, hospitalizations are up...
ScienceBig Hollywood

Ron DeSantis to Sign Executive Order Protecting Parental Decisions About Masks: ‘Fairest Way to Do It’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said Friday he will sign an executive order issuing emergency rules protecting parents’ rights regarding their children and masks. “Very soon I’ll be signing an executive order which directs the Florida Department of Education and Department of Health to issue emergency rules protecting the rights of parents to make this decision about wearing masks for their children. We think that that’s the most fair way to do it,” he said during a press conference in Cape Coral: