Saturday, May 15, 2021
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Thursday, May 13, 2021

WASHINGTON — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s mask mandate and most other coronavirus-related state orders will end on June 2, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Wednesday, in a declaration allowing three weeks for more people to get vaccinated before then.

CHARLESTON — With the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention giving final approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for 12- to 15-year-olds Wednesday afternoon, officials with West Virginia’s virus task force said earlier Wednesday they are ready to immediately reach out to the new age group.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Monday, May 10, 2021

CHARLESTON — West Virginia state officials said Monday they were prepared to immediately begin administering shots to children as young as 12 years old once the federal government authorizes the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for that age group.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — State government in Kentucky will receive more than $2.1 billion from the latest round of federal coronavirus aid — a smaller-than-projected amount due to the state's improving economic performance, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday.

COVID-19 vaccines finally are headed for more kids as U.S. regulators on Monday expanded use of Pfizer's shot to those as young as 12, sparking a race to protect middle and high school students before they head back to class in the fall.

Sunday, May 09, 2021
Saturday, May 08, 2021
Monday, May 10, 2021
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COVID-19 vaccines finally are headed for more kids as U.S. regulators on Monday expanded use of Pfizer's shot to those as young as 12, sparking a race to protect middle and high school students before they head back to class in the fall.

Sunday, May 09, 2021
Saturday, May 08, 2021
Friday, May 07, 2021
Thursday, May 06, 2021

HUNTINGTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has extended the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program to children under the age of 6 who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and are not enrolled in school.

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

CHARLESTON — West Virginia officials said Wednesday they are preparing for an anticipated federal approval of expanding use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to the 12-to-15 age group, while continuing to address the state’s “hitting a wall” on vaccination rates.

Tuesday, May 04, 2021
Monday, May 03, 2021
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for youngsters ages 12 to 15 by next week, according to a federal official and a person familiar with the process, setting up shots for many before the beginning of the next school year.

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HARTFORD, Conn. — A law adopted this week in Connecticut adds momentum to the push to strengthen vaccination requirements for schoolchildren, but efforts to give families more leeway are brewing in statehouses around the country in debates that go back more than a century.

Sunday, May 02, 2021
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Friday, April 30, 2021
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DALLAS — Disneyland reopened Friday and cruise lines welcomed the news that they could be sailing again in the U.S. by midsummer, as the number of Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 reached another milestone: 100 million.

Thursday, April 29, 2021
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Free beer, pot and doughnuts. Savings bonds. A chance to win an all-terrain vehicle. Places across the U.S. are offering incentives to try to energize the nation’s slowing vaccination drive and get Americans to roll up their sleeves.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

NEW YORK — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers.

Monday, April 26, 2021
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Congress has poured tens of billions of dollars into state and local public health departments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, paying for masks, contact tracers and education campaigns to persuade people to get vaccinated.

Monday, April 19, 2021
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

SAVANNAH, Ga. — With coronavirus shots now in the arms of nearly half of American adults, the parts of the U.S. that are excelling and those that are struggling with vaccinations are starting to look like the nation’s political map: deeply divided between red and blue states.