Judge blocks Biden administration from lifting public health order used to quickly expel migrants | Texas News | San Antonio

Judge blocks Biden administration from lifting public health order used to quickly expel migrants |  Texas News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Texas Tribune / Pu Ying Huang nternational travelers presented their IDs and vaccination cards on Nov. 9, 2021, before crossing the pedestrian bridge into downtown Laredo. A Louisiana federal judge on Friday blocked the Biden administration’s efforts to lift Title 42, a federal health order that has been used to quickly deport … Read more

The US census estimates it missed more than a half-million Texans during 2020 count | Texas News | San Antonio

The US census estimates it missed more than a half-million Texans during 2020 count |  Texas News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Texas Tribune / Annie Mulligan Glenda Joe, center, encourages students to help their parents fill out the 2020 census during a Make Youth Count meeting on Feb. 15, 2020. The census, taken during a year of COVID-19 challenges, is estimated to have undercounted 559,593 residents in a post-count analysis by the US … Read more

MTA ridership continues pandemic rebound, agency launches DineAWAY campaign to help restaurants

MTA ridership continues pandemic rebound, agency launches DineAWAY campaign to help restaurants

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — While still not at pre-pandemic levels, subway ridership continues to set new high watermarks in the push to return to normalcy. Subway ridership on Wednesday topped 3.6 million, breaking a previous record set just the day before on May 17, of 3.535 million. Additionally, on Tuesday, May 17, pandemic-era ridership … Read more

No changes to NYC mandates despite ‘high’ alert level; several NYC judges COVID positive, report says

No changes to NYC mandates despite ‘high’ alert level;  several NYC judges COVID positive, report says

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — COVID isn’t over. One example is the fact that some 20 New York City judges are now COVID positive after they attended a retreat in Montauk last weekend, according to published reports. Some of the judges with no symptoms have been able to return to work. There were some 70 … Read more

New York City Mayor Eric Adams stands firm against mask mandates despite ‘high’ coronavirus alert level

New York City Mayor Eric Adams stands firm against mask mandates despite ‘high’ coronavirus alert level

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Wednesday stood firm in his reluctance to reinstate both the city’s indoor mask mandate and similar face covering requirements for schools, insisting that the city is now in a different place with treatments and vaccines available to blunt severe disease and death. “We’re … Read more

New York City elevates to ‘high’ coronavirus alert level, indoor masks urged

New York City elevates to ‘high’ coronavirus alert level, indoor masks urged

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — New York City entered the “high” COVID-19 alert level Tuesday, and health officials are strongly recommending wearing masks in public indoor settings. Health officials say there is a high community spread, and pressure on the health care system is increasing. “New York City has transitioned to a high COVID alert … Read more

New York City expected to elevate to ‘high’ coronavirus alert level in coming days, indoor masks urged

New York City expected to elevate to ‘high’ coronavirus alert level in coming days, indoor masks urged

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — New York City is expected to enter the high COVID-19 alert level in the coming days, and health officials are strongly recommending wearing masks in public indoor settings. The city is currently in the medium alert level, but that is expected to change as cases increase. The New York City … Read more

Here’s the latest good and bad news about COVID-19 drugs | National News | San Antonio

Here’s the latest good and bad news about COVID-19 drugs |  National News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Wikimedia Commons / James Heilman, MD When taken within three to five days of COVID-19 symptoms starting, antiviral drugs like Paxlovid may keep people out of the hospital. But the medications aren’t perfect and might be hard to find. Maybe you’ve heard that the pandemic is over in the United States. (It’s … Read more

4 out of 5 New York City employers anticipate post-COVID hybrid work model, survey finds

4 out of 5 New York City employers anticipate post-COVID hybrid work model, survey finds

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — Nearly 80% of New York City employers anticipate a hybrid work model moving forward, according to a survey conducted by the Partnership for New York City. Roughly 38% of Manhattan office workers are already back on an average weekday, though only 8% are in the office five days a week, … Read more