Thursday, May 26, 2022

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signs bills banning COVID-19 mandates; Face Masks Required Again in Philadelphia Schools, and other C-Virus related stories

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signs bills banning COVID-19 mandates:
Arizona state health officials cannot mandate students be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend school after state lawmakers passed legislation banning the requirement and Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ) signed it into law.
In addition to the legislation barring a COVID-19 vaccine being placed on the list of required school inoculations, Ducey signed a separate bill on Friday preventing state health officials from implementing face mask mandates in state or local government buildings, including libraries and courthouses.
The bills follow other COVID-19 legislation signed by Ducey in April that blocked government agencies from requiring proof of vaccination for employment and enforcing face masks for students outside parental choice. --->READ MORE HERE
Photo: Hannah Beier/Bloomberg News
Face Masks Required Again in Philadelphia Schools:
Philadelphia students and teachers were back to wearing masks in schools Monday, after the city’s school district returned to an indoor mask mandate amid a rise in newly reported Covid-19 cases.
The renewed requirement was recommended by the city’s health department, district Superintendent William Hite said in a statement Friday announcing the change. It also applies to school buses and vans.
“As we’ve learned since the pandemic began, the coronavirus continues to evolve and so too will our response to it,” Mr. Hite said.
A spokeswoman for the Philadelphia school district didn’t respond to a request for comment Monday.
The 14-day average of daily reported coronavirus cases in Philadelphia rose to 2,851 as of May 22 from 2,701 a week earlier and 1,722 a month earlier, according to the latest data available from the Philadelphia’s health department. --->READ MORE HERE
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