Day: February 16, 2022

CDC chief wants to ‘give people a break’ from mask wearing once transmission rates improve: COVID-19 updates

COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths are all declining and federal health officials could ease guidance on masks soon, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, speaking at a White House briefing on COVID-19, said her agency was assessing […]

Philadelphia mandates: What you need to know about COVID-19 response levels, metrics

Philadelphia drops indoor dining vaccine mandate, sets benchmarks to drop other restrictions Effective immediately, indoor dining establishments are no longer required to ask customers for proof of vaccination, and city officials announced a new metrics-based system that will guide decisions on further easing restrictions. PHILADELPHIA […]

What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Wednesday, Feb. 16

Recent developments: Ottawa’s COVID-19 hospitalizations keep dropping, its coronavirus wastewater levels stabilize. Nine more COVID-19 deaths have been reported across the region. Quebecers now don’t need to show proof of vaccination in liquor stores .  The University of Ottawa’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic is closed again today.  Ottawa’s COVID-19 hospitalization total keeps dropping […]