#Health And Safety

Florida StatePosted by
The Associated Press

Florida coronavirus cases jump 50% as surge continues

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s coronavirus cases jumped 50% this week, the state Health Department reported Friday, continuing a six-week surge that has seen it responsible for 1 in 5 new infections nationally, becoming the outbreak’s epicenter. The release came shortly after Gov. Ron DeSantis barred school districts from...
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Howard County, MDPosted by
CBS Baltimore

Howard County Schools Will Require Masks For Students, Staff And Visitors

COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — Howard County public schools will require masks for all students, staff and visitors in school buildings during the 2021-2022 academic year, effective immediately, Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano announced on Friday. Masks will also be required on school buses, but not when students or staff are eating and drinking inside or when they are outside. In a release, the school system said the decision complies with guidance from the CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Howard County Health Department to return to universal indoor masking. “The health and safety of our staff and students is of utmost concern,”...
North Platte, NEknopnews2.com

NPPS – requests public input for return to school plan

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - – North Platte Public Schools believes that the best way for children to learn is in person. North Platte Public Schools say, The Return - the School Plan, is designed to create the safest environment for students and staff and to keep schools open to in-person learning.
Bedford, VALynchburg News and Advance

Watch Now: Bedford schools won't require masks for upcoming school year

Staff and students in Bedford County Public Schools will not be required to wear masks in school facilities for the upcoming year. In a special-called Bedford County School Board meeting Thursday, division superintendent Marc Bergin and Karen Woodford, chief learning officer in the division, presented recommended health and safety mitigation measures for the upcoming school year with the overall goals to keep all students in school five days per week and to offer athletics and other extracurricular activities.
Worcester, MAtelegram.com

Masks recommended, not required in schools this fall, per new state guidance

The state’s Elementary and Secondary Education Department on Friday released updated guidance saying masks should be worn by unvaccinated students and staff this fall, but are not required. The new recommendations come as federal and state health authorities turn back towards mask-wearing measures as the delta variant of the coronavirus...
Public Healthallears.net

NEWS: Disney Now Requiring That Cast Members Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Health and safety measures have changed a lot over the past year in Disney World and Disneyland. Most recently, Disney reintroduced a mask requirement for guests and Cast Members in all indoor areas, including when standing in ride queues, on rides, and on most transportation. And, now there is another new policy for Cast Members.
Labor IssuesPosted by
The Independent

‘No jab, no job’ policies set to spark deluge of employment tribunals, lawyers warn

Lawyers expect a wave of legal action against UK companies over attempts to make sure staff are double-vaccinated against Covid, amid growing fears of draconian “no jab, no job” policies in the workplace.Trade unions have criticised the government for encouraging the idea of mandatory vaccination for office staff – after transport secretary Grant Shapps said it was a “good idea” for companies to insist staff are double-jabbed.Tech giant Google has said mandatory jabs for US employees will later be rolled out to staff in 40 countries where it operates, and Mr Shapps said he expected some British firms will...
Lorain County, OHMorning Journal

Walk outdoors at Lorain County summer social walking locations

Whether you want to take a quiet stroll to keep your blood pressure in check or just enjoy the outdoors, Lorain County has several walking locations, according to a news release. Each location has a free social walking group this summer. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. at Mercy Health Amherst HealthPlex, 47160...
Jacksonville, FLNews4Jax.com

Jacksonville residents brave heat and long wait times for COVID-19 tests

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville residents lined up for hours outside the Department of Health’s Springfield facility Friday despite scorching temperatures, saying they had no choice: they need to get tested for COVID-19. Ann Mercado and her 14-year-old son, Phillip, were among those waiting for tests. They told News4Jax with infections and hospitalizations surging in Duval County and throughout Florida, they wanted answers only a lab test could provide.
NBAHouston Chronicle

Rockets coach Stephen Silas in NBA health and safety protocols

Rockets coach Stephen Silas was unable to attend Friday’s introductory news conference for the team's draft picks because he is in NBA health and safety protocols. Silas said he has “very minor symptoms” and that he is fully vaccinated for COVID. NBA protocols require coaches, players and staff to isolate if they have been in contact with individuals that tested positive.