A coalition of religious groups, conservative think tanks, and Republican attorneys general have chipped away at local and state authority, altering how the nation can respond during health crises.
Anti-vaccine advocates have repurposed a catchy, succinct, and potent slogan. Its unlikely source: the reproductive rights movement, which has been linked to the phrase for more than 50 years.
The Justice Department argues that the order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in early 2021 "falls easily within the CDC's statutory authority."
The cases will be determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on the company. Here's a look at where each of the major U.S. airlines stands.
The airline changed its announcement about the end of the federal mask mandate after a firestorm of criticism from public health experts who called it inaccurate and misleading.
Delta, United, Southwest, American and Alaska Airlines and other say masks are now optional for travelers on their aircraft.
The mask-wearing requirement had been initially imposed in early 2021, shortly after President Joe Biden took office.
Georgia took two big steps toward ending pandemic restrictions Tuesday as Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill allowing a parental veto for school mask mandates and the state House passed a bill banning so-called vaccine passports for public facilities, including colleges and universities.
The CEOs argue that the increase in vaccinations and the lifting of restrictions in other countries should make the Biden administration reconsider the policy for travelers.
Mask mandates are going away around the country, so shops and restaurants are developing their own policies based on personal choice and risk tolerance.
As several states relax mask mandates, U.S. companies are easing up their own rules.
Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's executive order that sought to allow parents to opt out of classroom mask mandates was one of the first actions he took after his inauguration Jan. 15.
Starting Wednesday, a statewide mask mandate was back in effect, but vaccinated San Francisco residents will be allowed to go without face coverings inside gyms and workplaces.