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US agency loosens mask guidance for summer campers

June 4, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: This Thursday, June 4, 2020 file photo shows a row of cabins at a summer camp in Fayette, Maine. On Friday, May 28, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted guidance saying kids at summer camps can skip wearing masks outdoors, with some exceptions. Children who aren’t fully vaccinated should still…

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Science chief wants next pandemic vaccine ready in 100 days

June 2, 2021

By SETH BORENSTEIN Above Photo: Eric Lander, nominee for the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and adviser on science, listens as President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) The new White House science adviser wants to have a vaccine…

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Gov. Wolf announces announces all businesses, events and venues can return to 100 percent capacity, masks order to stay in place

May 31, 2021

The Wolf Administration is reminding Pennsylvanians that all businesses, events and venues can return to 100 percent capacity with the lifting of COVID-19 mitigation orders starting Monday, May 31 at 12:01 a.m. The current order requiring masks for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals will remain in place until June 28 or when 70 percent of…

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New COVID-19 cases plummet to lowest levels since last June

May 28, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A person holds a mask while walking outside in Philadelphia, Friday, May 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) By Stephen Groves ASSOCIATED PRESS  New coronavirus cases across the United States have tumbled to rates not seen in more than 11 months, sparking optimism that vaccination campaigns are stemming both severe COVID-19 cases and the…

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Pennsylvania to lift mask mandate June 28, at latest

May 27, 2021

Photo: Gov. Tom Wolf wears an “I got My COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker while departing after receiving his first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Family First Health Center in York, Pa., Monday, April 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is lifting its mask mandate no later than June 28….

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Fully reopening Philadelphia: Our plan for relaxing COVID-19 restrictions

May 14, 2021

By Sarah Reyes  Board of Health, Department of Public Health After 14 months of Philadelphians working together to slow the spread of COVID-19 and due to the continuing drop in newly reported cases, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) announced a further relaxation of the current Safer-at-Home restrictions beginning May 21.  Additionally, PDPH announced that…

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Vaccine deserts: Some countries have no COVID-19 jabs at all

May 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A COVID-19 patient has his temperature taken, at the Farcha provincial hospital in N’Djamena, Chad, Friday April 30, 2021. While the world’s wealthier nations have stockpiled coronavirus vaccines for their citizens, many poorer countries are scrambling to secure enough doses, and some, like Chad, have yet to receive any. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba) By…

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CDC: Fully vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors

May 13, 2021

By ZEKE MILLER and MICHAEL BALSAMO ABOVE PHOTO: Masked and unmasked pedestrians walk along the Las Vegas Strip, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Las Vegas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to cover their faces anymore unless they…

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Emergency program to give people $50 off internet bill

May 12, 2021

By TALI ARBEL Americans can begin applying for $50 off their monthly internet bill on Wednesday as part of an emergency government program to keep people connected during the pandemic. The $3.2 billion program is part of the $900 billion December pandemic-relief package. The government is increasing spending on broadband as the pandemic made stark that millions of Americans…

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CDC says many Americans can now go outside without a mask

May 7, 2021

By Mike Stobbe ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers. And those who are unvaccinated can go outside without masks…

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