Friday Jul 01, 2022

When will feds lift COVID-19 mandates? It’s complicated, minister says

OTTAWA — What will it take for the federal government to lift COVID-19 vaccine mandates? Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says it’s complicated. Conservative and NDP members of the House of Commons health committee hammered the minister with questions about a timeline, a benchmark, or a set of conditions that would trigger an end to vaccine […]

Ontario to drop most mask mandates on March 21, sources say

Ontario will drop most COVID-19 mask mandates – including in schools, restaurants and stores – across the province on March 21, CBC News has learned. Two sources with Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government confirmed the information, first reported by the Toronto Star, Tuesday night. The Ford government lifted all COVID-19 capacity limits in indoor settings and scrapped its vaccine certificate system on […]

Mask mandates go away in schools, but parent worries persist

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Major school districts around the country are allowing students into classrooms without masks for the first time in nearly two years, eliminating rules that stirred up intense fights among educators, school boards, and parents throughout the pandemic. New York City became the latest school district to do […]

Quebec removing mask mandates by mid-April, lifting other health rules earlier

Quebec is prepared to remove face mask requirements in public places except public transportation by mid-April and lift other COVID-19 rules earlier than expected due to a “favourable recommendation” from public health, the province says. The Ministry of Health and Social Services said in a news release Wednesday that as of March 12, […]

Vaccine mandates: Severance claims could be stronger, lawyer says

With more provinces rolling back their pandemic restrictions, including vaccine mandates, the legal case to compensate employees dismissed because of vaccine policies could become stronger, one lawyer says. Alex Lucifero, an Ottawa-based employment lawyer with Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, said when it comes to reinstating employees on unpaid leave, some may be recalled while others, particularly […]

Democratic state, city leaders split on COVID mandates as country recovers from pandemic

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Some state and local Democratic leaders are starting to change their tune on COVID-19 mask and vaccine mandates; others are not. As the initial spike of COVID-19’s omicron variant dwindles ahead of spring, some Democratic mayors and governors are lifting rules that require people to show proof […]

Crowds at ‘Defeat the Mandates’ march demand end to COVID vaccine mandates nationwide

Good morning and welcome to Fox News First. Here’s what you need to know as you start your day Washington DC ‘Defeat the Mandates’ march calls for end to ‘draconian’ COVID-19 vaccine requirementsThe “Defeat the Mandates” march took to the streets and monuments of Washington, D.C., as protestors and speakers called for an end to […]

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