CDC Reverses Mask Guidelines for Vaccinated; Netflix Mandates Vaccine; Governor Signs Law Banning Vaccine Mandates

By NBC New York. States and businesses scrambled Wednesday to change course after the federal government issued new guidance calling for the return of mask wearing in virus hot spots amid a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations nationwide.

Nevada and Kansas City were among the locations that moved swiftly to re-impose indoor mask mandates following Tuesday’s announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The guidelines also call on all schools to require masks for students, teachers and visitors, and districts around the country tried to navigate the latest advice.

In a handful of Republican-led states, lawmakers have made it illegal for schools to require masks. South Carolina’s governor said the state would not reverse its mask restriction, but Arkansas leaders are weighing whether to revisit an April law banning local and state government entities from requiring masks. (Read more from “CDC Reverses Mask Guidelines for Vaccinated” HERE)


Netflix to Require COVID Vaccinations for Actors & Other “Zone A” Personnel on Its U.S. Productions

By Deadline. Netflix has become the first major Hollywood studio to implement a blanket policy mandating vaccinations for the casts of all of its U.S. productions, as well as those who come into contact with them on set.

I hear the streamer just informed its production teams and partners that it will be requiring vaccinations for everyone working in “Zone A,” which consists of the actors and those who come in close proximity to them.

The new return-to-work protocols agreed upon by the Hollywood unions and major studios last week give producers “the option to implement mandatory vaccination policies for casts and crew in Zone A on a production-by-production basis.” (Read more from “Netflix to Require COVID Vaccinations for Actors & Other “Zone A” Personnel on Its U.S. Productions” HERE)


Republican Governor Signs ‘Medical Freedom’ Law Preventing COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

By Washington Examiner. New Hampshire residents will not be forced to receive a coronavirus vaccination despite other states and businesses requiring one.

“Every person has the natural, essential, and inherent right to bodily integrity, free from any threat or compulsion by the government to accept an immunization,” according to a new bill that Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law this week.

The “medical freedom” law came to fruition as some neighboring states look to boost vaccination rates via vaccine mandates. Some public businesses across the country, including larger entities such as the NFL, are also requiring their workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

The New Hampshire government is still promoting the vaccine to its residents. (Read more from “Republican Governor Signs ‘Medical Freedom’ Law Preventing COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates” HERE)

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