Even as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, litigation — whether about vaccines, masks or a range of other public health policies made during the pandemic — isn’t about to end.
“Some companies are large enough that they can be the trendsetters,” one health economist tells us.
We go shopping for face coverings with a self-professed “mask nerd”
Nearly two years into the pandemic, with vaccination mandates and other precautions in place, businesses are operating without new ways to mitigate risk.
The Biden administration has said it would use the power of the purse to try to compel governors who won't champion mask or vaccine mandates to change course.
Delta could slow the economy in two main ways: Governments could restrict consumers — again — or consumers could restrict themselves.
One bar owner says she's going beyond the county mask mandate, and requiring patrons to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test.
COVID-19 cases are rising among unvaccinated people in the county. That means enforcement issues for businesses.
Individual businesses and local governments can still set their own rules for whether masks are required.
Several states, including Alabama and Mississippi, have lifted mandates asking people to wear masks in public.