Broadway Will Drop Mask Mandate Beginning July 1

Most theaters stopped requiring proof of vaccination this spring. Now they are going “mask optional.”

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Most of Broadway Ends Vaccine Checks as Cases Rise in New York

While for-profit theater owners and operators agreed to stop checking proof of vaccination this week, several nonprofit Broadway theaters continue to require it.

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Most Broadway Theaters Will Drop Vaccine Checks, but Not Mask Mandate

The owners and operators of the 41 theaters have decided to relax audience safety protocols that have been in place since last summer.

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What to Know About 2022 World Cup Travel to Qatar

Tickets are on sale for the world’s most popular sporting event, but concerns over worker exploitation and laws against homosexuality have complicated the decision to attend for some fans.

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Cities and States Are Easing Covid Rules. Should the Arts Follow?

Cultural institutions face tough decisions: Is it safe to drop mask and vaccine requirements, and would doing so be more likely to lure audiences back or keep them away?

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NYC Ends Pandemic Mandates Despite Concerns That It Is Moving Too Quickly

Masks will no longer be required in public schools and proof-of- vaccination is no longer required for many indoor activities.

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New York City Is Rolling Back Pandemic Restrictions. Is It Too Soon?

Mayor Eric Adams plans to end certain mask and vaccine mandates in hopes of restoring a sense of normalcy. Some health experts think he should wait.

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What to Know About Boosters and Vaccine Restrictions for International Travel

The requirements for entering foreign countries during the pandemic can be confusing and ever-changing, especially when it comes to boosters. Here’s what to expect.

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Man Charged in Jan. 6 Riot Sold Forged Vaccination Cards, U.S. Says

Prosecutors said that the man, Jia Liu, a Marine Corps reservist, conspired with a nurse, Steven Rodriguez, to distribute hundreds of fraudulent vaccine cards.

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Oscars Will Require Covid Tests for All, Vaccines for Most

Vaccine mandates and P.C.R. tests for the event, set for March 27 in Los Angeles.

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Where You Need to Wear A Mask (or Don’t) in NYC

Though some requirements have been rolled back, in New York City, you still need to wear masks on public transportation, at the theater and in schools. Here’s an overview.

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Ontario will no longer require people show proof of vaccination to enter any indoor spaces.

Doug Ford, the premier, said that the change was based on the diminishing number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, and was not a concession to the protester.

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A Guide to Mask Requirements in N.Y., N.J. and Connecticut

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have all announced plans to loosen certain restrictions, but all of them continue to require masks in some places.

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Inside Gov. Hochul’s Decision to Lift ‘Mask or Vax’ Rule in New York

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s announcement, expected on Wednesday, comes after she has been satisfied with trend lines on hospital capacity and positivity rates.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hochul-kathleen-c, #masks, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

D.C. Bar That Defied Vaccine Rule Becomes Conservative Darling

Senator Rand Paul and other Republicans are lionizing The Big Board, a family-owned bar a mile from the U.S. Capitol.

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How Businesses in Texas and Florida Wrestle With States’ Vaccine Backlash

With the Biden administration’s attempt to impose a national standard blocked, companies must navigate a thicket of local rules as they try to return employees to the workplace.

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Sarah Palin, Who is Unvaccinated, Dined Outdoors in N.Y.C. After Testing Positive

The unvaccinated former Alaska governor returned to Elio’s, the Upper East Side restaurant where she had been seen dining indoors on Saturday despite the city’s requirement that indoor guests show proof of vaccination.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #palin-sarah, #quarantines, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

Arts Groups Bet Big on Holiday Programming. Will Children Come?

Children 5 and over must now have proof of vaccination to see shows and visit museums. As Covid-19 surges, arts organizations are trying to welcome their youngest audience members safely.

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International Travel During Covid: The Documents You Need

The pandemic has created a whole new checklist of what you should bring on your trip. Here’s the essential paperwork you need to have in your bag.

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Vaccine Mandates Rekindle Fierce Debate Over Civil Liberties

Tougher requirements in some European nations have inspired pushback from angry citizens as leaders grapple with how far to go in the name of public health.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

NFL Suspends Antonio Brown Over Fake Vaccination Card

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver and two other players had fake vaccination cards in violation of the Covid-19 protocols established between the league and its players’ union.

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Germany Requires Vaccines for Store and Restaurant Customers

Facing a huge coronavirus surge, Chancellor Angela Merkel, her successor, Olaf Scholz, and state governors agreed on tough new restrictions on people who have not been inoculated.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #free-democratic-party-germany, #germany, #merkel-angela, #scholz-olaf-1958, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

How to Store Your Covid Vaccine Card or Test Results on Your Phone

To plan for safe travels and gatherings this holiday season, here are some simple ways to take your Covid-related health data with you.

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Austria Announces Covid Vaccine Mandate, Crossing a Threshold for Europe

The extraordinary step shows that governments desperate to safeguard public health and economic recoveries are increasingly willing to push for once unthinkable measures.

#austria, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #disease-rates, #europe, #freedom-party-of-austria, #germany, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #schallenberg-alexander-1969, #spahn-jens, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

N.F.L. Fines Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers for Covid Violations

Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers quarterback who is not vaccinated and has voiced unfounded claims about Covid-19 vaccines, was penalized for not wearing a mask in some places.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #fines-penalties, #football, #green-bay-packers, #national-football-league, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

Center of Italy’s Anti-Vaccine Protests Is Now a Covid Hot Spot

After leading the resistance to the government’s new health pass, the northeastern port city of Trieste is home to a worrying spike in cases.

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Italy Puts in Force Tough New Law Requiring Workers to Test or Vaccinate

The rollout went more or less smoothly, with only scattered protests, as the majority of citizens accepted the ‘Green Pass’ as a tolerable sacrifice to stem the Covid pandemic.

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Italy’s New Law Requires Workers to Get Covid Vaccine or Testing

The rollout went more or less smoothly, with only scattered protests, as the majority of citizens accepted the ‘Green Pass’ as a tolerable sacrifice to stem the Covid pandemic.

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Vaccinated Travelers From Abroad Can Enter U.S. on Nov. 8.

The date helps clarify the end to restrictions that had walled off tourists and relatives seeking to visit their families in the United States.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

Blackstone in London Sets Vaccine Rule to Work in Office

Starting next week, the American private equity firm will take a more forceful approach to vaccines than many other firms in Britain.

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As International Travel Returns, Confusion Over Coronavirus Vaccines Reigns

Fragmented rules about which vaccines will be accepted and what documentation is needed, as well as a lack of compatibility between vaccine apps, have left many travelers frustrated.

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Tourists Who Fought With Carmine’s Hostess Plead Not Guilty

Three Texas tourists were arraigned on assault and harassment charges, weeks after an altercation at an Upper West Side restaurant drew widespread attention.

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Inside United Airlines’ Decision to Mandate Coronavirus Vaccines

Over the course of a year, the company and its unions grappled with when and how to require vaccination for its 67,000 U.S. employees.

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The Restaurant Host Is Suddenly at the Front of the Covid Wars

Forget the powerful maître d’ of old. Today’s hosts are mostly young, inexperienced women who have to enforce health rules and deal with the sometimes violent response.

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The U.S. Is Lifting Its Travel Ban. Who Is Allowed to Visit?

The Biden administration will allow vaccinated international travelers to enter the United States, including those from previously banned countries. Details remain to be worked out, but here is what we know so far.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

I Ran the CDC. Here’s How to Prove That Americans Are Vaccinated.

By issuing Covid-19 vaccination verification guidelines, the federal government can help verifiers ensure that mandates are effective.

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I Was in Charge of the C.D.C. Here’s My Advice on Verifying Vaccines.

By issuing Covid-19 vaccination verification guidelines, the federal government can help verifiers ensure that mandates are effective.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #data-storage, #united-states, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

Footage Reveals New Details in Tourist Melee at N.Y.C. Restaurant

Three Black women from Texas were arrested, but a lawyer for one called it “mutual combat” after they were called a racial slur.

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Carmine’s Hostess Is Attacked by Tourists Over Vaccine Requirement, Police Say

Enforcement of a city policy requiring proof of vaccination to dine indoors began Monday. Days later, a hostess at Carmine’s was assaulted after asking three women for their vaccine cards, the police said.

#carmines, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

5 Pros in the Concert Trenches on Getting (Carefully) Back to Work

What’s it like mixing sound, building sets and taking care of artists’ health as the music industry hits pause and play?

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The Pizza-Paved Path to the Far Side of the Covid Pandemic

With vaccines, walk the walk. It’s delicious.

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Biden Mandates Vaccines for Workers, Saying, ‘Our Patience Is Wearing Thin’

Initially reluctant to enact mandates, the president is now moving aggressively to require vaccination as the Delta variant races across the country.

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3 Vermont State Troopers Investigated Over Fake Vaccination Cards

The officers have resigned, and federal authorities are investigating, the state police said this week.

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Anti-Vaccine Protesters in Canada Rally Outside Hospitals

Protesters have harassed health care workers in three provinces, as well as politicians.

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Governors DeSantis and Abbott, ‘Undermining Public Health’

Readers criticize the governors of Florida and Texas as Covid cases soared in those states in August. Also: The Taliban victory; a tribute to Ed Asner; vaccine mandates at hotels.

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GOP Governors Fight Virus Mandates as the Party’s Covid-19 Politics Harden

As several Republican-controlled states confront their worst outbreaks yet, their leaders — following the base — have doubled down on resisting vaccine and mask requirements.

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G.O.P. Governors Fight Mandates as the Party’s Covid Politics Harden

As several Republican-controlled states confront their worst outbreaks yet, their leaders — following the base — have doubled down on resisting vaccine and mask requirements.

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Many Republicans Are Anti-Vax. Are They Also Pro-Covid?

It sure feels that way sometimes.

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Some Hotels Are Mandating Vaccines. Will Others Follow?

Following the lead of accommodations abroad, some U.S. hotels are starting to require proof of vaccination for guests and staff.

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Virus Fears Prompt a Major New York Theater to Postpone Its Return

As the Delta variant spreads, Signature Theater delayed its planned October opening of “Infinite Life,” a new play by Annie Baker.

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