The Chicago Teachers Union voted Sunday to defy the district officials, refusing to return to the classroom as Illinois rolled out re-opening plans. Chicago Public School teachers and staff were set to return to in-person learning Monday, but with 86% voter participation, 71% voted in favor of continued remote work,Continue Reading

Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted stay-at-home orders across the state Monday, citing improving coronavirus conditions, but withheld key ICU and COVID-19 data tracking. “We’re seeing a flattening of the curve — everything that should be up is up, everything that should be down is down — case rates, positivity rates, hospitalizations,Continue Reading

A D.C. man, a New Jersey man, and a Colorado man appeared today in United States district courts on charges stemming from their attacks on local and federal law enforcement officers, as well as other crimes, during the riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 that disrupted a JointContinue Reading

A new Stanford University study of common COVID-19 responses in the United States and nine other nations concludes point to the failure of stay-at-home orders and business closures on the spread of the coronavirus. The study, titled ‘Assessing Mandatory Stay‐at‐Home and Business Closure Effects on the Spread of COVID‐19,’ wasContinue Reading

The Scottish government reported today that Mainland Scotland is to go into lockdown from midnight tonight with a new legal requirement forbidding anyone from leaving their home except for essential purposes. Amongst the limited reasonable excuses to leave your home are provisions for caring, outdoor exercise and to go toContinue Reading

Michigan health officials announced this week a new emergency order that enacts a three-week pause targeting indoor social gatherings and other group activities in an effort to curb rapidly rising COVID-19 infection rates. Under this order, indoor residential gatherings are limited to two households at any one time. However, MDHHS stronglyContinue Reading