Opinion | The covid pandemic has ‘ended,’ but I’ll keep my mask on, thanks

August 21, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. EDT (Dom McKenzie for The Washington Post) Comment on this story Comment Stacy Torres is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of…

A Clunky, Reusable Mask May Be the Answer to N95 Waste

“Elastomerics for us really were a game changer,” Dr. Chalikonda said. “When I think of all the millions of dollars wasted on N95s and then trying to reuse them makes…

Alameda County health officials end mask mandate | News

People in Alameda County could again choose not to wear a mask in most indoor settings starting on Saturday, county health officials announced in a news release Friday, three weeks…

The Day – Ledge Light issues COVID-19 mask advisory

New London — With COVID-19 levels rising, Ledge Light Health District on Friday advised all New London County residents to wear a mask when indoors in public settings and while…

Shrewsbury Board of Health implements mask advisory

Shrewsbury adopted a mask advisory on Friday morning. (Photo/Dakota Antelman) SHREWSBURY – A mask advisory is now in place in Shrewsbury following a unanimous vote by the Board of Health…

Erie schools consider mask mandate as COVID-19 cases rise in county

Face masks will likely become more common inside Erie County schools, businesses and government buildings, starting Friday. A surge in new COVID-19 cases and a rise in hospital admissions due…

Philly’s COVID cases are up since the mask mandate ended. Did the city make the right call?

Philadelphia’s COVID-19 case counts have steadily risen since the end of the city’s indoor mask mandate, but hospitalizations and deaths have not followed suit, a striking change to a pandemic-long…

Hospitalizations rise amid no mask mandates

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising once again in New Jersey following Easter and Passover gatherings and a busy spring break travel season, some of which occurred without a federal mask…

Proper fit crucial for optimal mask protection — ScienceDaily

In its updated guidance at the start of 2022, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said loosely woven cloth masks offer the least protection against COVID-19, and N95…

U.S. colleges reinstate mask mandates and other measures as COVID cases rise

The final weeks of the college school year have been disrupted yet again by COVID-19 as universities bring back mask mandates, switch to online classes and scale back large gatherings…