Justice Dept. asks court to reinstate Biden’s vaccination policy for businesses
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules, private employers with more than 100 workers must require staff to get vaccinated or face weekly testing and mandatory masking. A federal appeals court temporarily halted the policy before dozens of legal challenges were consolidated before the 6th Circuit.washingtonpost.com
Biden announcing COVID-19 vaccine mandate or weekly testing for employers with more than 100 workers
President Joe Biden on Thursday is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant that is killing thousands each week and jeopardizing the nation’s economic recovery.
Wayne County Health Department issues COVID-19 public health advisory as fall semester approaches
The Wayne County Health Department has issued a new Public Health Advisory to all K-12 schools, public and private. According to the county, the move was made to help protect students and staff from the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The advisory is not a mandate, but makes strong recommendations on COVID-19 health protections school districts can follow.
Wisconsin GOP repeals governor’s statewide mask mandate
Tony Evers' mask mandate, a move that would jeopardize more than $49 million in federal food assistance. Tony Evers issued a new statewide mask order on Thursday, an hour after the Republican-controlled Legislature voted to repeal his previous mandate saying he didn't have authority to make such a decree. Republicans, who control both chambers, argued that Evers exceeded his authority by repeatedly extending the mask mandate without legislative approval. All of Wisconsin’s neighboring states have some form of mask mandate, according to the National Academy for State Health Policy. Federal law requires there to be an emergency health order in place to receive the money.
Wisconsin Assembly halts vote on repeal of mask mandate
Tony Evers' mask mandate, a move that would jeopardize more than $49 million in federal food assistance. AdVos said he thought that bill would solve the problem, but wanted to make sure before scheduling the mask mandate repeal for a vote. Wisconsin has had a statewide mask mandate since August. More than 40 public health organizations, as well as state and local health officials, urged the Legislature to reconsider the vote. Also on Thursday, the Assembly passed a bill that would require immediately prioritizing the vaccination of everyone over age 60.
Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico, who touted plan for local mask mandate, defends attending large wedding in Florida
Steve Chirico said in a virtual town hall meeting with hospital representatives Nov. 16 that he has been considering a mandate, but “It’s somewhat heavy handed, I think people would say, and it wouldn’t be without many, many critics,” he said. “But if it were successful in its goal of trying to get everybody to comply, then it’s something that I think would be worth it.”chicagotribune.com