Tag Archives: face masks

NY Man Gets 5-10 Years In Theme Park Mask Assault

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: A New York man was sentenced to five to 10 years in prison Monday for assaulting a Sesame Place employee who asked him and his girlfriend to don face masks at the park in August 2020, an attack that left the teen worker with a fractured jaw. Bucks County President Judge Wallace H. Bateman chastised Troy …

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TN Gov Loses Another Court Fight Over Mask Mandate

The Tennessean reports: Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s executive order allowing parents to opt their children out of school mask mandates violates federal law and will remain blocked in Williamson County, a judge decided Friday. U.S. District Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw’s ruling continues to prevent Lee’s order, which the governor extended through Nov. 5, from taking effect in Williamson County’s two …

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FL Loses Bid To Toss School Boards’ Mask Ban Challenge

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports: An administrative law judge Wednesday rejected a request by the Florida Department of Health to dismiss a challenge by six school boards to a rule that seeks to prevent student mask mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision by Judge Brian Newman came a day before a hearing is scheduled to start in the challenge …

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Anti-Mask Man Stabs Manhattan Apple Store Guard

The New York Daily News reports: A man who didn’t want to wear a mask while visiting a Manhattan Apple store stabbed a security guard on Friday night, witnesses and police sources said. The suspect approached the Ninth Ave. entrance of the Apple store on W. 14th St. in the Meatpacking District around 6 p.m., said the witnesses. The unidentified …

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Anti-Masker Threatens To Shoot Pet Store Employees

The Tacoma News Tribune reports: Employees of the PetSmart store at 5304 Point Fosdick Dr. told police a customer became angry Sept. 18 when he was asked to use a mask at the checkout counter. He said he had a gun in his car and would use it. “I will shoot you in the face,” employees said he told them. …

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Court Strikes Down Arizona’s Ban On Mask Mandates

Phoenix’s CBS News affiliate reports: A judge on Monday struck down provisions Republican lawmakers tucked into the Arizona budget that block schools from requiring masks and restrict the power of local governments to impose COVID-19 requirements. The ruling by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper could clear the way for cities and counties to enact mask requirements. She also …

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NYC’s MTA To Finally Start Fining Maskless Riders

The New York Daily News reports: The MTA is done playing nice on its mask mandate. Transit officials on Wednesday announced a crackdown on riders who skirt a state rule that requires them to wear a mask while on transit. The new enforcement push begins Thursday, officials said. It comes more than a year after former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Sept. …

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TX Man Bites Hospital Security Guard Over Face Masks

Wichita Falls’ NBC News affiliate reports: A man is in the Wichita County Jail facing a third degree felony charge after police say he attacked a security guard at Kell West over the hospital’s COVID-19 mask policy. It happened around 11: 45 a.m. Wichita Falls Police went to Kell West about a disturbance between 37-year-old Chad Staelens and the security …

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TX Restaurant Ejects Family For Wearing Masks [VIDEO]

Dallas’s CBS News affiliate reports: It was last week when Natalie Wester and her husband went to Hang Time, a bar and restaurant in Rowlett, with a few friends. Something they say they don’t do often as new parents. “If you’ve ever been new parents, having those couple of hours out like once or twice a month is so important …

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Southwest Extends Ban On In-Flight Booze Until 2022

USA Today reports: Southwest Airlines does not plan to resume onboard alcohol sales until at least January, according to a memo sent to flight attendants on Friday. The timeline is tied to the extension of the federal mask mandate on airplanes and at airports. “With the mask mandate being extended to January 18, 2022, there are no current plans to …

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Kentucky Ends Statewide Mask Mandate For Schools

The Associated Press reports: Kentucky lawmakers, many not wearing masks, voted Thursday to scrap a statewide mask mandate in public schools and shifted masking decisions to local school boards, acting in a special session as the state’s worst COVID-19 surge threatens to overwhelm hospitals. Gov. Andy Beshear responded late Thursday night by vetoing portions of the bill nullifying mask mandates …

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TSA Doubles Fines For Face Mask Violations [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is doubling fines for first-time offenders who fail to wear masks, effective Friday, and said repeat offenders could face fines as high as $3,000. The White House said President Joe Biden was directing the higher fines to “ensure that masking requirements remain in place on the other modes of transportation as we continue …

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Armed SC Woman Assaults Cop In Face Mask Dispute

Charleston’s CBS News affiliate reports: Officials with the Charleston Police Department say a loaded gun was found on a 56-year-old woman who went to the SC Aquarium and attacked a police detective after she refused to wear a mask. Lisa Bostick was charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct, and unlawful carrying of a weapon. She was given a $26,319 bond. …

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DeSantis Loses Again On Face Masks In Public Schools

Click Orlando reports: A judge on Wednesday again ruled against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ mask policy for students, setting aside a stay to his initial ruling and allowing school districts to enact mask mandates as the case moves forward on appeal. Leon County Circuit Judge John C. Cooper ruled last month that DeSantis did not have the authority to stop …

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Weekly Pediatric COVID Cases Top 250K For First Time

The Washington Post reports: It’s back-to-school week for many families in the United States — just as coronavirus cases surge among children and teens. Weekly pediatric coronavirus cases surpassed 250,000 for the first time since the start of the pandemic, according to the most recent data published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Its data shows that more than a …

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Anti-Masker Gives Weird Demo For NC School Board

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: The Wake County school board voted 8-1 on Tuesday to continue its universal masking requirement to comply with a new state law requiring monthly votes on mask policies. Board members said Tuesday they need more time and information before they can agree to require either COVID testing or vaccinations. Jasmine Raeford, a kindergarten teacher, …

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Fistfights After MO School Board’s Mask Vote [VIDEO]

Kansas City’s ABC News affiliate reports: The Pleasant Hill Board of Education voted unanimously to require masks in its schools. Following the announcement of the board’s decision, several people were throwing fits and hitting one another in the parking lot. Pleasant Hill sheriff’s deputies got involved and handcuffed one individual. The unrest led to more police officers arriving on scene. …

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POLL: Two-Thirds Of Parents Support Masks In Schools

USA Today reports: About two in three parents of children under age 18 said they supported mask mandates for both teachers and students as pediatric cases have risen, according to a poll released Tuesday. The USA Today/Ipsos poll determined that 64 percent of parents back requiring teachers to wear masks in schools regardless of their vaccination status, and 62 percent …

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Man Arrested After Meltdown On Flight [VIDEO]

Salt Lake City’s ABC News affiliate reports: A man was arrested after an outburst on a flight landing at Salt Lake City International Airport on Monday. According to a passenger who posted videos of the outburst on social media, the incident happened on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles into Salt Lake City. In one of three videos, the …

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Federal Assault Charge For Woman Who Hit Flight Crew

CBS Los Angeles reports: A California woman now faces federal assault and interfering with a flight crew charges after she allegedly attacked a Southwest Airlines flight attendant on a flight from San Diego to Sacramento in May. The incident occurred, according to prosecutors, after the flight attendant asked the woman to place her mask above her nose. Vyvianna Quinonez, the …

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