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    WASHINGTON -- A commitment to American labor helped fuel President Joe Biden's bid for the White House as he promised to be "the most pro-union president you've ever seen." It was an embrace that many of the major federations, associations, teamsters and brotherhoods in the nation requited by endorsing his candidacy.But the support for Biden's leadership that united more than...
    As the COVID-19 delta variant surges, an increasing number of Bay Area entertainment venues are requiring proof of vaccination from their customers. Many establishments will accept digital copies of your vaccine record; that information is available for your phone from https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov. Here’s an alphabetical running list of businesses with vaccine and/or test policies. If you know of others, contact us...
    Osteria la Buca, which operates restaurants in Larchmont and Sherman Oaks, on Friday announced that diners will be required to provide proof that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering the establishments.The new policy, prompted by "the increase in COVID cases and the delta variant," will take effect Aug. 2 and will be enforced by a security guard, according to...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Walmart is the latest company to require some of its employees to get COVID-19 vaccine. The nation’s largest retailer announced on Friday it is requiring all home office workers as well as management-level staff members who travel within the U.S. be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 4 to help curb the spread of the virus. READ MORE:...
    ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Health Resources has joined Baylor Scott & White in enacting a mandatory systemwide COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees effective September 10.  Calling the policy a “crucial step to fighting the surging delta variant” in a news release, the hospital says it will protect both patients and caregivers. Every employee will need to have received...
    ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Health Resources has joined Baylor Scott & White in enacting a mandatory systemwide COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees effective September 10.  Calling the policy a “crucial step to fighting the surging delta variant” in a news release, the hospital says it will protect both patients and caregivers. Every employee will need to have received...
    President Biden on Thursday added the federal workforce to a growing number of government and private workplaces that are requiring their employees to get vaccinated, often with frequent COVID-19 testing as an alternative, as infections driven by the highly contagious delta variant soar and immunizations have slowed. Among them: Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough announced Monday he will make COVID-19...
    Ahead of President Joe Biden’s Thursday announcement of a vaccine requirement for federal workers, White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Perine likened the mandate to the company-wide policy recently implemented at one of the administration’s chief critics: Fox News. During Thursday’s White House press briefing, Jean-Perine was immediately pressed by reporters about how exactly Biden’s upcoming mandate would work, specifically if there...
    Union Square Hospitality Group will begin requiring customers at its restaurants to show proof that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. CNBC reported that the decision was announced by the company's CEO, Danny Meyer, on Thursday, July 29. He said the policy applies to indoor diners, and it also applies to employees. Meyer is the founder of Shake Shack. He...
    Browns center and NFLPA President JC Tretter feels the NFL is trying to shame players by urging teams to require vaccinated and unvaccinated players to wear different colored wristbands. He called the idea "nonsensical." Tretter, who took office last year as the COVID-19 pandemic was in its early stages, said Thursday he's thankful the Browns didn't adopt the wristband policy...
    White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre defended the Biden administration’s upcoming vaccine mandate by citing the policy Fox News uses for its own employees. Jean-Pierre held the White House’s daily press briefing on Thursday, during which she was asked to explain the extent of the  mandate and how it will establish proof of vaccination from federal employees. Jean-Pierre answered...
    San Jose’s 3Below Theaters complex — a downtown venue with theaters for both first-run movies and live stage shows — has announced that it will start admitting only vaccinated patrons. So far, the policy has met with overwhelming support, owners Scott and Shannon Guggenheim said Thursday. “We are getting a negative response from maybe 1 (compared to) 100 extremely positive...
    New York (CNN)Danny Meyer, restaurateur and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, is requiring his employees and all customers at his restaurants to prove that they've been vaccinated against Covid-19."If you really want to go unvaccinated, you can dine somewhere else, and you can also go work somewhere else," Meyer told CNN's Poppy Harlow Thursday. "I would call this a...
    THE four-day music festival Lollapalooza returns to Chicago this summer. The annual music festival was canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. 2Lollapalooza music festival return to Chicago on July 29Credit: AP What is Lollapalooza? Lollapalooza is an annual four-day music festival held in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois. The music genres include alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- There are extra concerns about COVID Thursday morning in Chicago, as Lollapalooza kicks off.It will be the start of a Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park unlike any other.RELATED: Chicago COVID cases could trigger mask mandate returnThe festival gates open at 11 a.m., with tens of thousands of people expected every day, despite growing concerns about COVID-19 once...
    SOCIAL media companies like Google and Facebook are ordering their employees to get the jab after Twitter had to shut down both its San Francisco and New York offices thanks to an uptick in Covid-19 cases. The same phenomenon has taken over the rideshare platforms Uber and Lyft, where a coronavirus outbreak in Uber's headquarters has forced Lyft to require...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Denver Health notified its employees Wednesday afternoon that starting Nov. 1, all employees, contractors, volunteers, residents and interns will be required to have received a full vaccination for COVID-19. (credit: CBS) “There is an abundance of safety and efficacy data for the available COVID-19 vaccines,” wrote hospital officials in an email. “We know that vaccination decreases the risk...
    The California State University (CSU) system announced Tuesday that the COVID-19 vaccine is mandatory for all students, staff and faculty for the fall semester. All 23 CSU campuses will require proof of immunization by Sep. 30. The decision was prompted by concerns over increased cases of the delta variant throughout California. The CSU system announced in April it would mandate the...
    (CNN)Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Wednesday launched the country's Covid-19 vaccination campaign after receiving just over a million Johnson & Johnson shots donated by the United States through the COVAX scheme. President Hassan was the first to receive the vaccine on live television and reassured the country that the shots are safe."I'm a mother of four, a grandmother of several...
    As the COVID-19 delta variant surges, an increasing number of Bay Area bars and restaurants are requiring proof of vaccination from their indoor customers. The movement got a boost when the San Francisco Bar Owners Alliance, which represents 300 businesses in the city, announced that, starting Thursday, patrons must either show that they’d been inoculated or submit a negative COVID...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A group of more than 300 bars in San Francisco has announced a policy requiring proof of vaccination or a 72-hour negative COVID-19 test for customers to enter their establishments amid a spike of cases in the city.This goes into effect Thursday, July 29.RELATED: Are vaccines not punk? Oakland bar criticized for entry requirementGuests without these...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — All state employees and workers at hospitals and health care facilities across the state will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, and those who are unable or refuse to receive the vaccine will be required to be tested weekly. NEW: CA will have the strongest state vaccine verification system in the US and will...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- It's not just your ID you'll need to get into the Oasis Cabaret and Nightclub in San Francisco. Proof of vaccination is required too."It makes the whole night what it's supposed to be," said owner D'arcy Drollinger.RELATED: Are vaccines not punk? Oakland bar criticized for entry requirementThey had been closed since the pandemic began, only reopening...
    Want to sip a craft cocktail or a rare whiskey in Haberdasher’s subterranean speakeasy? Be prepared to be carded — for proof of vaccination. The hip downtown San Jose bar is among the Bay Area establishments adopting — or considering — new policies that require customers to show that they’ve been vaccinated before eating or imbibing indoors. In Oakland, Eli’s...
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    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The National Football League Thursday released a memo threatening forfeits and the loss of game checks if an outbreak among unvaccinated players causes an unresolvable disruption to the regular-season schedule. “These operating principles are designed to allow us to play a full season in a safe and responsible way, and address possible competitive or financial issues...
    NFL players are firing back after the league issued a memo Thursday informing all 32 clubs that COVID outbreaks among unvaccinated players could result in the forfeiture of games and loss of play.  Arizona Cardinals veteran wideout DeAndre Hopkins tweeted shortly after news broke that the new policy makes him "question my future in the NFL." NFL SAYS COVID OUTBREAKS...
    Superstar wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins just hinted he may retire after learning of the new NFL vaccine policy.  Superstar Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has come in from out of nowhere and delivered quite the message on Twitter. On Thursday, news broke that teams could end up having to forfeit games if they have a COVID outbreak. It’d of...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Broward Health announced Wednesday they will begin limiting the number of visitors entering its hospitals to protect caregivers and patients from the possible spread of COVID-19. The changes will take effect starting Thursday and will continue until further notice, officials said. READ MORE: Growing Number Of Americans Cutting Back on Alcohol Consumption Patients will be allowed...
    Pasadena will be requiring its city workers to get the coronavirus vaccine once one of the three vaccines used in the U.S. is fully approved by the Federal Drug Administration. Pasadena will become the first city in Southern California to make such a requirement. Pasadena already has an 80 percent vaccination rate, Laist reported.  City spokesperson Lisa Derderian said about...
    New York City will be requiring public health employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.  Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioIn NYC, ranked choice voting succeeded The Hill's Morning Report - Biden renews pleas as US COVID-19 vax rate slows NYC comptroller sues de Blasio over coronavirus emergency purchasing powers MORE (D) is expected to announce...
    Chris Hayes ripped Fox News on Tuesday for airing numerous segments calling into question the safety and effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccines. The MSNBC host noted that states that voted for Donald Trump have been lagging behind states that voted for Joe Biden in vaccination rates, and said this is being driven in large part by conservative media, especially Fox...
    The three major cable news networks have each implemented their own vaccination policies as staffers return to work following a year in which the pandemic kept everyone from interns to anchors out of their state-of-the-art studios. Network staffers began moving back to work months ago — and CNN and Fox News expect all staff to return to the office...
    A federal judge upheld a mandatory coronavirus vaccine policy from Indiana University after a group of students brought a lawsuit against the college in June. Judge Damon Leichty of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana's South Bend Division decided Sunday that the institution's near-total inoculation mandate did not violate the 14th Amendment nor that it...
    By Michael Burke | EdSource Students, faculty and staff across the University of California this fall will be required to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to access campuses, the system’s president said Thursday. The requirement marks a reversal from April, when UC was planning to require the vaccines only if one of the existing vaccines received full approval from...
                        An advisor for Governor Doug Ducey sent letters Wednesday to two Arizona school superintendents letting them know their policies of requiring unvaccinated students exposed to COVID-19 to quarantine is illegal. Education policy advisor Kaitlin Harrier told the superintendents of Peoria Unified School District and Catalina Foothills School District...
    A South Carolina hospital fired five staff members this week after they allegedly refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19. According to The State, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) alerted employees in April that they would be given until June 30 to get vaccinated in compliance with a hospital policy. Under the policy, all leaders and new hires were required...
                        PHOENIX, Arizona – Last week, the Arizona legislature banned the state from mandating COVID-19 vaccine passports. These were provisions packed into legislation concerning the budget – a version of which was passed by the House on Friday. The legislation banning COVID-19 vaccine passports applies to the state and all...
    Eight Indiana University students have filed a federal lawsuit against the school, alleging that its COVID-19 vaccine requirement violates both their constitutional rights and the state's new vaccine passport law.  The students allege they will face "strong consequences" if they refuse to get vaccinated.  The lawsuit, filed Monday, contends that the university’s vaccine policy violates the Fourteenth Amendment, thereby denying them the...
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    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order Tuesday banning colleges from requiring the COVID-19 vaccine or masks in order to go to class.  Public universities will also not be able to mandate COVID-19 tests. The order came after Arizona State University said unvaccinated students would be selected for COVID testing and would be required to wear face masks on...
    DENVER (CBS4)– In the end, United Airlines’ new policy on vaccines isn’t a requirement for current workers, but it feels close. The company will be rewarding flight attendants who get shots with extra vacation days. Those who don’t won’t be allowed to travel to countries that require vaccines and if they’re assigned to an international flight, can be removed from...
    Goldman Sachs is requiring that bankers and other employees tell the financial firm whether they are vaccinated before returning to the office. The investment bank has started bringing some of its 20,000 U.S.-based employees back, with most workers expected to return by June 14. Employees who had not yet submitted their vaccination status received a memo earlier this week explaining...