After more than 24 hours of debate, the evenly divided Senate voted 50-49 to approve the measure. Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaksa was absent because he was in Alaska for a family funeral.
By Chloee Weiner/NPR
March 6, 2021 | 12:39 PM
California has cleared a path for fans to hit the stands at opening-day baseball games and return to Disneyland nearly a year after coronavirus restrictions shuttered major entertainment spots.
By Adam Beam and Kathleen Ronayne/AP
March 6, 2021 | 8:23 AM
A study published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that cases and deaths decreased after states enacted mask mandates and increased after they reopened on-premises dining.
By Rachel Treisman/NPR
March 5, 2021 | 4:58 PM
Rogelio V. Solis
States and many districts have not been keeping track of school employee vaccinations, even as the U.S. prioritizes teachers nationwide.
By Casey Smith/Associated Press
March 5, 2021 | 7:43 AM
Timothy D. Easley
The J&J vaccine has some significant advantages, health officials say. Unlike the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, it can be stored for up to three months at regular refrigerator temperatures, so it’s easier to distribute to more places.
By Maria Godoy/NPR
March 5, 2021 | 5:47 AM
The aid is targeted at businesses with fewer than 300 employees that have lost at least 25% of their sales as a result of the pandemic.
Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA March 5, 2021 | 5:10 AM
Pennsylvania will extend a key feature of its response to coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes, albeit on a scaled-down model after federal funding ran out in December.
The Associated Press March 4, 2021 | 8:30 PM