You’ve Been Vaccinated. Now Prove It.

Critics raise logistical and privacy concerns over vaccine documentation.

Businesses Challenge One City’s Covid Vaccine Mandate

New York City will require proof of Covid-19 vaccination for entry to restaurants, gyms and entertainment venues. San Francisco and New Orleans have issued similar orders.

Vaccine Booster Shots Coming Soon

Public health officials announced plans for vaccine booster shots for recipients of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. Plus, other Covid-19 updates.

The Coronavirus Is Here Forever. This Is How We Live With It.

Americans can’t avoid the virus for the rest of our lives but we can minimize its impact.

Poll Finds Weak Support for State Bans on Local Mask Mandates

The survey results come as state and local officials in some places battle over mask policies, and as cases of the virus swell.

How the Pandemic Now Ends

Cases of Covid-19 are rising fast. Vaccine uptake has plateaued. The pandemic will be over one day—but the way there is different now.

One State’s Covid-19 Vaccine Lottery Prompted More Than 100,000 People To Get Vaccinated

Research from Harvard University found that Ohio’s Vax-a-Million promotion, which offered money and scholarships, was an effective way to persuade hesitant residents to get the shots.

Lack of Time Off Worsens Mental Health Problems for Public Health Workers

A recent CDC survey of 26,000 public health workers found higher levels of depression, anxiety, PTSD and suicidal ideation among those who couldn’t take time off.

Confusion Over How Latest Eviction Ban Will be Enforced

About 80% of counties are covered by the moratorium, but a change in local coronavirus transmission rates will affect eligibility.

“I Wish It Had Not Become Law,” Says Governor Of Mask-Banning Order He Signed Into Law

Citing rising numbers of Covid-19 cases among children, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson called state lawmakers back for a special session to consider allowing school districts to implement mask mandates.

Two States Have Decriminalized HIV Transmission, Leaving Eight With Active Laws

Illinois became the second state to repeal a decades-old statute that allowed HIV-positive residents to be charged with a felony for failing to disclose their status before having unprotected sex.

Students and Staff Should Mask Up in Schools, CDC Recommends

The CDC revised mask wearing guidance on Tuesday to help contain the spread of Covid-19. But nine states ban school districts from enacting mask mandates.

Covid-19 ‘Long-Haulers’ Join Ranks of Disabled Americans

On the anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a new wave of public employees and other workers with disabilities are adjusting to their new normals.

New York City, California Mandate Vaccines for Public Employees

Public workers must receive the vaccine or submit to weekly testing starting Sept. 13, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday. California Gov. Gavin Newsom made a similar statement.

3 States Pursue Public Option for Health Coverage as Feds Balk

Although the Affordable Care Act has increased enrollment in health insurance, three states, Colorado, Nevada and Washington, have passed public option health insurance plans to try to boost the numbers even more.

4 Reasons I’m Wearing a Mask Again

Our vaccines are extraordinary, but right now they need all the help they can get.

Delta Is Driving a Wedge Through Missouri

For America as a whole, the pandemic might be fading. For some communities, this year will be worse than last.

Urban Heat Islands Pose ‘Extreme Public Health Risk’

Five cities with the highest scores for heat islands, which cause a variety of health and environmental issues, are in Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Texas and California, according to a new analysis.

Amid Pandemic Recovery, Local Health Departments Grapple With Historic Turnover

Nearly 250 public health leaders have left their jobs since last April, the largest exodus on record. In an industry where recruiting is difficult, experts worry that many positions could remain unfilled.

Delta Variant Surges in Colorado as the Bands Play On

Thousands gathered for a three-day country music festival in western Colorado in late June. Cases of the delta variant of the coronavirus are spreading quickly in the area.

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