The state of California will require all of its roughly 2.2 million health care and long-term care workers to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by Sept. 30. The announcement comes as hospitals in several states are being strained due to the delta variant.
Health care systems across Mississippi are seeing a surge of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in people under 50, and a South Florida hospital chain is suspending elective surgeries and putting beds in conference rooms, an auditorium, and even a cafeteria.
In a move that many expect to be taken by the US government, a COVID-19 ‘health pass’ is now required to visit a host of venues in Italy including bars and restaurants. The pass will serve as proof the holder has had at least one dose of the COVID vaccine or tested negative in the previous 48 hours.
New York City has recently implemented the same requirement for residents to dine indoors, attend shows, or most other indoor events with the public.
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