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Massachusetts colleges to enforce mask mandates ‘indefinitely’
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Massachusetts colleges to enforce mask mandates ‘indefinitely’

At least three Massachusetts colleges are choosing to enforce mask mandates “indefinitely” and a fourth is considering the measure, according to the New York Post. Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and Hampshire College have each announced the policy, despite some having prior plans to drop the mandates. Enforced mask mandates have largely disappeared across the...

Major Defeat for Vaccine Mandates as NYPD Ordered to Reinstate Fired Cops
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Major Defeat for Vaccine Mandates as NYPD Ordered to Reinstate Fired Cops

A judge has found that New York City overstepped its bounds by firing police officers who defied its COVID vaccine mandate, ordering that they be given their jobs back. New York State Supreme Court Judge Lyle Frank on Friday ruled in favor of the Police Benevolent Association (PBA), which cheered the decision as a victory...

Food industry wary of mandates ahead of hunger conference
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Food industry wary of mandates ahead of hunger conference

But the nature of the problem has also changed. In 1969, the conference focused on hunger and malnutrition and was preceded by prominent lawmakers and media reports drawing attention to severe malnutrition in poor communities. The 2022 conference is expected to be more nuanced, examining the health consequences of diets and the climate effect of...

NYC ends COVID vaccine mandates for private sector, student athletes
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NYC ends COVID vaccine mandates for private sector, student athletes

The city’s coronavirus vaccine mandates for private sector workers and student athletes are ending, but the inoculation requirement for municipal workers will remain — at least for the time being. Mayor Adams announced the rollback Tuesday at a City Hall press conference, stressing the need for New Yorkers to get their COVID booster shots. Implemented...

Adams planning to end vaccine mandates on private-sector, student athletes
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Adams planning to end vaccine mandates on private-sector, student athletes

“We are constantly evaluating the latest science, data and policies to protect people from COVID-19, especially as more tools become readily available,” mayoral spokesperson Fabien Levy said in a statement. “Vaccination has kept millions of New Yorkers safe and healthy throughout the pandemic, and we encourage every eligible New Yorker to get vaccinated and boosted.”...