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    The West Hollywood police station said Wednesday that it’s set to issue fines for those not in compliance with California’s recent compulsory mask ordinance. “Beginning this month, we will start issuing Administrative Citations for people who are not conforming to the Order to wear a face cover/mask in public,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) West Hollywood Station said in a statement on Twitter. Update: The fine is $250 and a fee of $50 for a total of $300...
    People wearing masks walk past a Real New Yorkers Can Handle It sign near Union Square amid the coronavirus pandemic on May 16, 2020 in New York City.Alexi Rosenfeld | Getty Images Facebook announced Thursday it will start recommending that people wear face coverings when out in public as coronavirus cases spike in the United States. Both Facebook and Instagram users will see an alert at the top of their feeds that encourage wearing masks and direct users to the...
    Shocking masks required sign at Arizona shop aims to shame customers. It seems to be working, the owner says. A 19-year-old McDonalds worker was assaulted after asking a customer to wear a mask, revealing a growing crisis in the restaurant industry Johnson County to follow state of Kansas mask mandate The Johnson County Board of Commissioners said the county will require masks throughout the county. © Provided by KMBC Kansas City Woman in mask In a special meeting Thursday,...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Health experts are urging Gov. Tim Walz to require people to wear masks in public statewide amid concerns that a spike in reported coronavirus cases elsewhere could happen in Minnesota. Nationwide, the number of confirmed cases climbed to an all-time one-day high of more than 50,000 on Thursday, with the infection curve rising in 40 out of 50 states. The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Health experts are urging Gov. Tim Walz to require people to wear masks in public statewide amid concerns that a spike in reported coronavirus cases elsewhere could happen in Minnesota. Nationwide, the number of confirmed cases climbed to an all-time one-day high of more than 50,000 on Thursday, with the infection curve rising in 40 out of 50 states. The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been...
    Glenn Jacobs rose to fame as WWE star Kane, the horrifying brother of the Undertaker who wore a mask for much of his career. Now, as the mayor of Knox County in Tennessee, Jacobs doesn’t seem as keen on masks. Jacobs, 53, was the only member of the Knox County Board of Health to vote against a mask mandate for most people inside public buildings, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. The board, which voted 7-1, features Jacobs, six...
    By TOM DAVIES, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Face masks will be required in all public places in Indianapolis beginning next week, despite a recent decline in confirmed coronavirus cases among residents, city officials announced Thursday. Mayor Joe Hogsett said the new mandate taking effect July 9 will require face coverings in all indoor public spaces unless a person is alone in an office or eating at a restaurant. Masks also will be required outdoors when social distancing cant be...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Bucks County casino is taking Pennsylvania’s new mask mandate into consideration and temporarily banning smoking anywhere on the casino floor. Parx Casino just reopened its doors on Monday and is following strict social distancing guidelines. Casino officials say the decision was based on customer feedback. Smoking will still be allowed on the outdoor smoking patios, outside of the beer garden.  
    Glenn Jacobs rose to fame as WWE star Kane, the horrifying brother of the Undertaker who wore a mask for much of his career. Now, as the mayor of Knox County in Tennessee, Jacobs doesn’t seem as keen on masks. Jacobs, 53, was the only member of the Knox County Board of Health to vote against a mask mandate for most people inside public buildings, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. The board, which voted 7-1, features Jacobs, six medical...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Health experts are urging Gov. Tim Walz to require people to wear masks in public statewide amid concerns that the spike in coronavirus cases elsewhere could happen in Minnesota. Governors in California, Kansas and Pennsylvania and several other states that are seeing rising COVID-19 numbers have mandated mask use statewide as a simple and effective step to slow the spread of the virus. Medical groups in Minnesota and the state Health Department are backing a...
    To: President Donald TrumpFrom: The mask-wearersMr. President,We need to talk about some numbers.They’re bad. Like, really bad. In Arizona. In Texas and Florida. Pretty much everywhere. Each day brings new and jarring data, including about young people and, especially, about the elderly. You should be worried.About the coronavirus? No, we know you’re not talking very much about that these days. We’re talking about your poll numbers. You’re in trouble. And we think we have a bold solution:On Independence Day, tell...
    Harvard Professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz on Wednesday said President Donald Trump cannot compel enforcement of a national mask mandate at the state or local level unless Congress authorizes him to do so. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the weekend said a federal mask mandate is “long overdue,” and Goldman Sachs on Wednesday suggested a national mandate would prevent a 5 percent GDP loss resulting from coronavirus lockdown measures. “I think the Supreme Court, no matter whether it’s a more conservative...
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered that everyone in the state must wear face coverings in public. The Wednesday order builds off his previous mandate to wear face coverings while inside of businesses. Wolf, a Democrat, tied the lack of face coverings to increases in COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania. “This mask-wearing order is essential to stopping the recent increase in COVID-19 cases we have seen in Pennsylvania,” Wolf said in a statement. “Those hot spots can be traced...
    Savannah Rychcik July 1, 2020 0 Comments As the nation continues to combat the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump is speaking out in support of one thing that will help Americans slow the spread. Appearing in an interview on Fox Business on Wednesday, Trump expressed his approval for the use of masks after receiving criticism for reportedly not wearing one himself.  Trump was asked why not have a nationwide mandate to wear masks.  He explained he is not sure...
    President Donald Trump claimed he’s “all for masks” on Wednesday after multiple instances of sneering at face masks and downplaying the coronavirus. Fox Business’ Blake Burman used part of an interview with Trump to ask “why not go forward” and make mask-wearing “mandatory” across the country. “I don’t know if you need ‘mandatory’ because you have many places in the country where people stay very long distance,” Trump answered. “You talk about social distancing but I’m all for masks....
    By BEN NADLER, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says he has not yet weighed whether the state will take legal action against local governments that try to impose mask requirements, as Georgia faces a spike in confirmed coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. The Republican governor held a news conference Wednesday morning before departing on a statewide tour to promote wearing a mask, but said he will not mandate it. At the same time that Kemp spoke, Savannah...
    A national mask face mask requirement would get 15 per cent more Americans to wear facial coverings during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an investigation by Goldman Sachs.  A mandate requiring all Americans to wear facial coverings also might drive down the daily growth rate of COVID-19 infections by as much as 1 percentage point, according to the findings made by the banks chief economist Jan Hatzius and his team.  Taking a look at Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, Hatzius...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As we head into the holiday weekend, Delaware announced drastic new measures to protect people who visit their beach towns as an increase in COVID-19 cases are popping up in some communities. Rehoboth Beach is one of the communities that has seen a recent spike in coronavirus cases. The beach town is mandating masks be worn almost everywhere starting Wednesday. The mandate goes into effect at 5 p.m. this evening and everyone over the age of 12 must...
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” host Chris Cuomo argued that the planned early July 4 celebration at Mount Rushmore is not an “apples to apples” comparison to police brutality protests. Because the protests weren’t organized by official government entities and trying to enforce a mandatory mask rule during the protests, “would have been madness.” Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD) stated that the event will be “7,500 folks, in an outdoor venue, with health screening available, everybody’s going to be...
              Gov. Tim Walz said a statewide mask mandate to help curb the spread of COVID-19 is “on the table” during a Monday press conference. According to Walz, Republican governors who participated in a Monday phone call with Vice President Mike Pence were also “exploring the idea.” The governor prefers to “use the carrot rather than the stick,” but said “everything is on the table.” “The best thing we can do is keep social...
    PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – After almost four hours of debate Tuesday night, the Plano City Council was split on a mask mandate for employees and customers visiting businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore it did not pass. Instead, the council agreed to a “strong recommendation” that businesses have their own mask mandates. Mayor Harry LaRosiliere voted against it saying that wasn’t strong enough. The city received more than 1,000 comments on the issue, including 520 emails on the topic. The...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, lowers his face mask as he prepares to testify before the Senate.Kevin Dietsch/CNP via ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones newsletters.Forbes reports on a new analysis from Goldman Sachs: Goldman’s analysts found that wearing face coverings has a significant impact on coronavirus outcomes, and they suggest that a federal mask mandate would “meaningfully” increase mask usage across the country,...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) made it clear on Monday that he will not yield to critics demanding a statewide mask mandate. “We’re not going to do that statewide. We wanted to have a collaborating effort with the locals from the beginning,” DeSantis said on Monday. “Different areas have handled this differently based on their facts and circumstances, and even today you see obviously discrepancies throughout the state,” he added. DeSantis’s stance comes as critics urge him to take sweeping...
    This article was written by WTOP’s news partner InsideNoVa.com and republished with permission. Sign up for InsideNoVa.com’s free email subscription today. Attorney General Mark Herring on Tuesday said he has successfully defended Virginia’s “mask or face covering requirement” against a legal challenge brought by a Fauquier County winery owner. “Wearing a mask is such an easy, effective way to help control the spread of COVID and to show your fellow Virginians that you care about the health and well-being of...
    New York (CNN Business)Wearing a face mask during the pandemic saves lives. And it may also save the economy, too, according to Goldman Sachs. On Monday night, the investment bank released an extensive analysis that makes the economic and medical case for a national mask mandate. By studying the link between coronavirus infections and mask mandates in US states and overseas, the Wall Street bank estimated a national mandate could cut the daily growth rate of confirmed cases by one...