Infectious Diseases

Read: 1,800 NYC School Safety Agents Placed on Leave for Not Complying with Vax Mandate

1,800 NYC School Safety Agents Placed on Leave for Not Complying with Vax Mandate

Only 84% of New York City’s school safety agents have been vaccinated for COVID, so about 1,800 officers were placed on unpaid leave on Monday.

Read: Los Angeles Public K-12 Schools to Require Student COVID-19 Vaccinations

Los Angeles Public K-12 Schools to Require Student COVID-19 Vaccinations

LAUSD’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate applies to all students who are age 12 or older.

Read: COVID Now the Leading Cause of U.S. Law Enforcement Deaths

COVID Now the Leading Cause of U.S. Law Enforcement Deaths

In the first half of this year, 71 members of U.S. law enforcement agencies died of COVID-19.

Read: Why Campuses Still Need Temperature Monitoring

Why Campuses Still Need Temperature Monitoring

The medical consensus is that temperature scanning solutions will be used as general gateway health monitors even after there is widespread vaccination for COVID-19.

Read: Campus Vaccine Mandates Face Legal Challenges

Campus Vaccine Mandates Face Legal Challenges

Here’s an update on the status of some of the lawsuits challenging college COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

Read: No Vaccines Required to Take off Masks at ASU, Per Governor Order

No Vaccines Required to Take off Masks at ASU, Per Governor Order

Arizona’s Governor overturns ASU’s policy requiring unvaccinated students wear masks and undergo testing.

Read: Cal State, University of California Systems to Require COVID Vaccines for Students and Faculty

Cal State, University of California Systems to Require COVID Vaccines for Students and Faculty

CSU’s requirement will only take effect if the FDA fully approves one or more of the vaccines that received emergency authorization, but UC will mandate vaccination without full FDA approval.

Read: Study: Texas School Reopenings Last Fall May Have Led to Hundreds of COVID Deaths, Thousands of Cases

Study: Texas School Reopenings Last Fall May Have Led to Hundreds of COVID Deaths, Thousands of Cases

The study found that in Texas, about 90% of the school districts reopened last fall without any “staggered or phased-in attendance.”

Read: CDC Revises Physical Distancing Guidelines for K-12 Schools

CDC Revises Physical Distancing Guidelines for K-12 Schools

In addition to new physical distancing recommendations, the updated guidelines continue to stress the importance of everyone always and properly wearing masks.

Read: COVID-19’s Impact on Hospital Security and Facility Operations

COVID-19’s Impact on Hospital Security and Facility Operations

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Ray Gerwitz describes the new approaches he, his department and the MD Anderson organization took to address safety and security concerns during the pandemic.

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