Texas schools can again set their own face mask rules after federal judge overrules Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order prohibiting mask mandates in schools violates the Americans with Disabilities Act — freeing local officials to again create their own rules.
A school photographer told a first-grader he could shed his mask. He politely declined: ‘My mommy told me not to’
The photographer suggested the 6-year-old boy could take his mask off for two seconds while she quickly snapped a picture. He replied: “No, I always listen to my mommy.”washingtonpost.com
Austin officials say they'll continue requiring masks in public — but it's unclear how they'll be able to enforce the rule
Austin Mayor Steve Adler says enforcement of the mask rule will be limited. Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas TribuneAustin and Travis County public health leaders say that they will continue requiring residents to wear masks in public, even though Gov. Austin authorities acknowledged that city governments alone can't impose mask orders, but argued that public health authorities can. Escott is the appointed public health physician and expert to whom our community entrusts our public health," Adler said. In a video message posted to Facebook late Tuesday, Adler said it's a Class C misdemeanor to violate the public health order.
Watch state leaders give COVID-19 guidance to Texas employers in virtual town hall March 10 at 11:30 a.m.
(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)State agencies are teaming up to provide guidance to Texas employers on Wednesday in a virtual town hall as state-mandated COVID-19 restrictions on businesses are removed. Watch the one-hour virtual town hall livestream above, which starts at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 10. The town hall was organized by the Texas Worfkorce Commission and the Office of the Governor. “Texas Employers: Join us for a virtual town hall to discuss Governor Abbott’s new Executive Order, which includes opening Texas businesses 100%. Entrepreneurs and business owners will be hoping Wednesday’s town hall will help them navigate a difficult issue moving forward.
Texas’ statewide mask mandate expires March 10. Here’s what to know.
SAN ANTONIO – With Texas Gov. Ad“No jurisdiction may impose a penalty of any kind for failure to wear a face covering or failure to mandate that customers or employees wear face coverings,” the order reads. Several businesses, including H-E-B, in San Antonio have stated they will continue requiring a mask until further notice. AdUnder state policy, school districts can also require masks in school. According to the Texas Tribune, municipal buildings in the state’s largest cities, including San Antonio, will still require face masks.
Scholar Athlete: Kylie Mask, Lytle High School
Kylie Mask of Lytle High School is awarded the Scholar Athlete of the Week for Instant Replay. SAN ANTONIO – Meet Instant Replay’s newest Scholar Athlete of the Week, Kylie Mask of Lytle High School. Kylie is the captain and four-year member of the varsity basketball team. She’s a member of the National Honor Society, the Drama club and is the editor-in-chief of the school’s yearbook. Kylie has already been accepted to Texas Tech University where she plans to compete on Tech’s collegiate rodeo team.
How to tell if a mask is counterfeit and what type of mask is best
How to tell if a mask is counterfeit and what type of mask is best President Joe Biden's federal mask mandate goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. Monday, requiring everyone to wear a mask when riding trains, planes and other forms of public transportation. Ahead of that mandate, CBS MoneyWatch Reporter Megan Cerullo spoke with Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers on CBSN about which masks provide the most protection and how to track down the best masks to keep you healthy when you're out in public.cbsnews.com
Cook County’s plan to resume jury trials uncertain as coronavirus concerns persist
“I would show up because I would be planning to wear my mask, I would be planning to be conscientious about spacing myself out from others. And those are big factors that I have control over,” he said. “There’s only so much magic to the virus. A lot of it is just understood principles. If you’re too far away, it can’t come get you.”chicagotribune.com
11 pop culture face masks that would be fun to wear in public
Whether you like it or not, wearing a face mask in public is necessary when it comes to protecting yourself and others from COVID-19. Disposable face masks work great, but they can be a little boring when it comes to appearance. (Whiskey and Zen/Etsy)Who wouldn’t love a face mask from the Rose Apothecary in “Schitt’s Creek”? This face mask hopefully will give people at the grocery store a chuckle. Wear a face mask around your friends and family to protect them from COVID-19, plus make some people smile with this “Golden Girls” tribute.
11 pop culture face masks that would be fun to wear in public
Whether you like it or not, wearing a face mask in public has become the new norm when it comes to protecting yourself and others from COVID-19. Disposable face masks work great, but with no design whatsoever. (Whiskey and Zen/Etsy)Who wouldn’t love a face mask from the Rose Apothecary in Schitt’s Creek? This face mask hopefully will give people at the grocery store a chuckle. Wear a face mask around your friends and family to protect them from COVID-19, plus make some people smile with this “Golden Girls” tribute.
Uvalde County reinstates mask order following spike in COVID-19 cases
Uvalde County reinstates mask order following spike in COVID-19 casesPublished: November 9, 2020, 10:23 pmUvalde County officials announced Monday that a mask mandate would once again be enforced following a surge in COVID-19 cases.
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“So, when I asked you to wear a mask. When I asked you to take care of your community, it’s not because I think it’s fun to ask. It’s because I’ve heard directly from those who have lost someone that they love - those families whose normal is never coming back - vaccine, or not. It’s because I don’t want any more people to experience that horrible scolding pain of life lost too soon, a pain made all the more unbearable when the world turns its back on ways to help,” Pritzker said, saying all that grief is “what makes me cry.”chicagotribune.com
Indiana numbers show Lake County seeing large jump in new COVID-19 cases
“Wearing a mask and getting a flu shot is going to be our best weapon,” he said. “It’s important not to get fatigued. This is not a time for large parties, to congregate in nightclubs and bars, not a time to have a concert.”chicagotribune.com
Hair loss. Memory problems. Strange rashes. COVID-19 patients report a litany of symptoms outside official criteria, some persisting for months.
“Please be safe,” she said. Please wear the mask. Listen to those of us who have COVID and are still having symptoms. Is not wearing a mask really worth it? We all don’t know what this virus truly is.”chicagotribune.com
Mask Do’s and Don’ts
Whether you’re making a quick trip to the store or meeting up with a friend, everybody has a mask on hand–making the mask the ultimate accessory of the year 2020. A mask is an accessory that goes with every outfit, so here’s some fashion do’s and dont’s to help you look your best while staying healthy. Wearing a mask is a great way to create a fashionable, flirty look. Having red marks on your face after wearing your mask all day isn’t hot. You can easily upgrade a simple outfit by adding a mask with an extra bit of flair to it!trinitonian.com
From fogged glasses to acne, the COVID-19 mask struggle is real
SAN ANTONIO As wearing a mask to slow the spread of COVID-19 becomes the norm, so do some annoyances, like fogged glasses, irritated ears and mask acne. If you wear glasses or sunglasses and they are constantly fogging up, a mask with a wire sewn in at the top is your best bet. Friedman also suggests wearing your glasses on top of the mask or applying an anti-fogging solution to your lenses. Plenty of people are dealing with mask acne, now known as maskne. That can cause acne, Friedman said.
How you can make wearing a mask fashionable and fun
Wearing a mask out in public to help stop the spread of COVID-19 is just another sign of the times these days, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it. StyleWise style editor Jon Jordan thinks this is a perfect time to up your fashion game and get creative when it comes to wearing a face covering, and most importantly, to make it easy when making your own face mask. Jordan suggest glamming up plain old black or white masks with something a little bit more exciting. As for a black mask, try embellishing it with a few rhinestones or jewels. Don’t go overboard with them, but a few could really make a black mask pop in the light.
Israeli jeweler makes $1.5m gold coronavirus mask
MOTZA – An Israeli jewelry company is working on what it says will be the world's most expensive coronavirus mask, a gold, diamond-encrusted face covering with a price tag of $1.5 million. The 18-karat white gold mask will be decorated with 3,600 white and black diamonds and fitted with top-rated N99 filters at the request of the buyer, said designer Isaac Levy. The glitzed-up face mask may lend some pizzazz to the protective gear now mandatory in public spaces in many countries. In an interview at his factory near Jerusalem, Levy showed off several pieces of the mask, covered in diamonds. Levy said that while he would not wear it himself, he was thankful for the opportunity.
Masks are encouraged but not mandated for Texas voters, election workers at polling locations
SAN ANTONIO – If you plan on casting a ballot for the Texas runoff election Tuesday, you may be wondering if you need to wear a mask due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Any person who is voting, assisting a voter, serving as a poll watcher, or actively administering an election, but wearing a face-covering is strongly encouraged,” the executive order said. Voters are also asked to adhere to health protocols mandated by the Texas Secretary of State’s office. The health protocols include keeping six feet from other voters and self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms. Voters are also asked to bring their own marking instruments, such as a pen or pencil, to mark their ballots.
This letter brought a Publix employee to tears -- the happy kind
“I told him smiling is a part of our uniform and I want to make my customers happy in these hard times. And we have deaf customers. “All other customers are so happy to see my smile and (they’re) giving so many compliments.”Now, back to the letter. As happy as Knowles felt being able to better communicate with customers, it had nothing on what Travers wrote on her behalf to Publix management. Asli texted, ‘I like to smile and I think this pandemic is making everyone upset and I want to make customers happy with my smile.
American booking full flights next week; Big Lots still busy
Travelers wear mask as they wait at the American Airlines ticket counter in Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in Chicago. Beginning June 16 at American Airlines and June 18 at United Airlines, all passengers and crew members will be required to wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
‘Nobody was prepared for this’: Psychologist says on 99-Cents Only Store mask brawl
The heated confrontation happened on Wednesday at the 99-Cents Only Store on Old Thousand Oaks near Jones Maltsberger Road. We’re not equipped to deal with this psychologically and people who are doing it, who are doing well prior to this, are struggling,” Dr. Jackson said. “Once people are under stress, we go on to this fight flight or freeze type of reaction,” Dr. Jackson said. You can’t go to the store without shoes, can’t go without a shirt on,” Dr. Jackson said. Now matter how you feel about an issue, Dr Jackson said there is never an excuse to lash out, or harm others.
Woman body-slammed by off-duty cop in Alabama Walmart grew disorderly after associate asked she wear a mask, police say
In three cell phone videos posted to Facebook, the woman is seen arguing with the officer as he attempts to detain her. The officer was off-duty at the time, working as a security guard at the Walmart in Roebuck, Alabama. After a brief struggle, the officer lifts the woman up and drops her to the ground. Subsequent videos posted to Facebook show the woman with no apparent injuries. Walmart policyThough employees at Walmart are required to wear face masks, customers are only encouraged to do so, according to the company's website.
Which stores require face masks to be worn in San Antonio?
Greg Abbott said he recommends people wear masks but also said people cannot be fined for not wearing them. San Antonio International Airport - Many airlines are requiring passengers to wear masks but the rules for airports differ. Target - Masks are required for employees and while the corporate policy just encourages masks for shoppers, KSAT called several San Antonio stores and confirmed masks are required locally. San Antonio stores are requiring masks for shoppers, according to associates from several local stores. The first case confirmed in the U.S. was in mid-January and the first case confirmed in San Antonio was in mid-February.
San Antonio third grader sews masks for neighbors, healthcare workers, Bexar County constables
SAN ANTONIO – Long before the mask ordinance went into effect in San Antonio, a local third grader from Elrod Elementary was making masks for his neighbors, healthcare workers and even for people as far as Singapore. “So, I taught him how to crochet, so, he started making ear straps, (he would )crochet the yarn. He picked it up really quickly.”Mateo started making the masks for his neighbors, and then, the requests started coming in. “She works at the nursing facility and she said they needed face masks because they didn’t have any. “We’re always telling him how proud we are.”COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019.
Local business owner sews masks for health care workers, first responders l SA Live l KSAT 12
Local business owner sews masks for health care workers, first responders l SA Live l KSAT 12Published: April 3, 2020, 2:00 pmThey're not surgical grade masks, but they do add a little extra protection for health care workers and first responders. Watch the video to learn more about how a local business owner is making them.