Georgia senators vote to bar COVID-19 vaccine requirements
The Senate voted 31-21 in favor of the bill, which would make permanent what had been a one-year ban enacted in 2022.
Pentagon: COVID-19 vaccine no longer mandated for troops
The Pentagon has formally dropped its COVID-19 vaccination mandate, but a new memo signed by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin also gives commanders some discretion in how or whether to deploy troops who are not vaccinated.
US military personnel around the globe will no longer be required to get COVID-19 vaccine
The mandate was lifted under an $858 billion defense spending bill passed by Congress and signed into law Friday by President Joe Biden.
Congress set to rescind COVID-19 vaccine mandate for military members
The COVID-19 vaccine mandate for members of the U.S. military would be rescinded under the annual defense bill heading for a vote this week in Congress, ending a directive that helped ensure the vast majority of troops were vaccinated but also raised concerns that it harmed recruitment and retention.
COVID-19: Canada will no longer require masks on planes, drops vaccine mandate
The Canadian government will no longer require people to wear masks on planes. Government officials also confirmed Canada is dropping the vaccine requirement for people entering the country at the end of the month.
3 Air Force cadets who refused COVID-19 vaccine won't be commissioned
A fourth cadet who had refused the vaccine until about a week ago decided to be vaccinated and will graduate and become an Air Force officer.
Appeals court OKs Biden's federal employee COVID-19 vaccine mandate
In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans reversed a lower court and ordered dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the mandate.
Georgia House approves ban on 'vaccine passports' for local governments
If passed, the law would be automatically repealed on June 30, 2023. The bill would not stop the governor from requiring vaccines as part of his emergency powers.
Trucker convoys rally along Capital Beltway Sunday
Trucker convoys from across the U.S. arrived in the D.C. region Sunday. The group called the People's Convoy circled the Capital Beltway throughout the day.
Georgia senators seek to ban state vaccine mandates for year
Republicans supporting Senate Bill 345, which moves to the House for more debate, say the state shouldn’t be able to force the inoculation against the respiratory illness. Democrats say the GOP is kowtowing to misinformation on vaccines.
LA sheriff rips push to fire 4,000 unvaccinated deputies amid crime wave: 'Immoral position'
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said county board 'couldn't care less' about residents' public safety concerns, predicts 'referendum on woke-ism'
Coachella, Stagecoach align with state, dropping mask, vaccine, testing requirements for outdoor festivals
Festival officials announced that it will be dropping its masking, vaccination, and COVID-19 testing requirements in accordance with new state guidelines that take effect Wednesday ending the vaccination requirement and mask mandate for outdoor mega-events.
New Zealand authorities blare Barry Manilow and 'Macarena' in attempt to disperse vaccine protesters
Thousands of protesters are refusing to leave after setting up camp on the grounds of New Zealand's Parliament to rail against the country's COVID-19 vaccine mandate -- a move inspired by the Canadian trucker protests.
Windsor police removing protesters from Ambassador Bridge Saturday morning
“We've gone around and policed ourselves. We've said there's no way anybody intends to get violent,” said one protester. “It'll be peaceful. We're Canadians, we're not going to fight the police,” another said.
LAPD officer fired over COVID vaccine mandate, 7 more to come
About 83% of LAPD employees are currently fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Ambassador Bridge reopens for U.S. bound traffic after Canadian trucker protest blocks traffic
The bridge was closed to traffic Monday night and early Tuesday morning after a demonstration of truckers spilled onto roadways leading to and away from the border.
Ottawa declares state of emergency as ‘freedom convoy’ protest enters 2nd week
Residents of Ottawa are furious at the nonstop blaring of horns, traffic disruption and harassment as the so-called “freedom truck convoy” protest enters its second week.
GoFundMe for Canada’s ‘Freedom Convoy’ cut off, refunds to be issued
GoFundMe has ended the fundraiser for the so-called “Freedom Convoy,” which is made up of hundreds of people stationed in Ottawa protesting COVID-19 measures.
Employees fired for not getting a COVID-19 vaccine to be compensated financially if Arizona bill becomes law
A measure aiming to protect workers fired from their jobs for not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine cleared its first hurdle in the Arizona House on Feb. 1.
T-mobile vaccine mandate: Office employees must comply by April
T-mobile is the latest high-profile company to keep a vaccine mandate after the Supreme Court rejected Biden’s plan earlier this month.