COVID19

OSHA Announces COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS for Employers with 100+ Employees

2021-11-08T17:35:45-05:00

Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image sources by Wilfried Pohnke & Shafin Al Asad Protic from Pixabay  If your business has more than 100 employees, this news will certainly impact you.  As DMGS noted last month, the U.S. Government announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) would introduce an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring private-sector [...]

OSHA Announces COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS for Employers with 100+ Employees2021-11-08T17:35:45-05:00

October 29th DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: Redistricting, Special Sessions, and California May Ban Live Weapons on Movie Sets

2021-10-29T09:43:14-04:00

Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by David Mark from Pixabay  This week, unsurprisingly, redistricting continued to remain a top priority for many legislatures across the country. Outside of redistricting and various special sessions, one lawmaker in California made news by proposing to ban live weapons for movie sets following the recent accidental shooting death of [...]

October 29th DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: Redistricting, Special Sessions, and California May Ban Live Weapons on Movie Sets2021-10-29T09:43:14-04:00

To-Go Cocktail Legislation: Fall 2021 Update

2021-10-25T10:31:55-04:00

Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by Pexels from Pixabay  It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has harmed the operations of restaurants and bars across the country. During the pandemic, many states have looked to soften their stances on allowing cocktails to be ordered to-go as a way for restaurants and bars to help [...]

To-Go Cocktail Legislation: Fall 2021 Update2021-10-25T10:31:55-04:00

October 8th DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: California Announces Plans to Require COVID Vaccine for In-Person Learning

2021-10-08T10:45:46-04:00

Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by Bishnu Sarangi from Pixabay  This week, California made headlines when Governor Gavin Newsom announced California would be the first in the nation to require the COVID-19 vaccine (once it receives full FDA approval for middle and high schoolers) for students to attend class in-person. In non-COVID news, Florida could [...]

October 8th DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: California Announces Plans to Require COVID Vaccine for In-Person Learning2021-10-08T10:45:46-04:00

September 17th Edition of the DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: Cash Bail, Redistricting, Marijuana, and Newsom Survives the California Recall

2021-09-17T16:50:31-04:00

Digital collage image and collage by Ryan Stevens; image sources by Gordon Johnson, Clker-Free-Vector-Images, & Paula Wood from Pixabay    A lot of focus was spent this week on California Governor Gavin Newsom surviving a recall election effort, but lawmakers and other governors across the country were also busy this week on issues ranging from COVID-19 to [...]

September 17th Edition of the DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: Cash Bail, Redistricting, Marijuana, and Newsom Survives the California Recall2021-09-17T16:50:31-04:00

Telehealth Legislation: 2021 Update

2021-09-07T13:25:58-04:00

Digital image by Ryan Stevens; image source by by Tumisu from Pixabay  Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased push for patients to meet virtually with their providers and to allow for certain expansions or relaxing of rules related to telehealth. With the increasing desire to expand telehealth arising, lawmakers across the country [...]

Telehealth Legislation: 2021 Update2021-09-07T13:25:58-04:00

September 3rd Edition of the DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: Redistricting, COVID, and Marijuana Dominate

2021-09-03T10:23:03-04:00

Digital image. byRya Stevens; image sources by Gordon Johnson, Tumisu, & OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay  Lawmakers and governors this week were busy on a range of issues, including redistricting, COVID-19, critical race theory, marijuana, and more. Feel free to let us know what is going on in your state for our upcoming State Capital Weekly Recaps! Alabama Alabama lawmakers [...]

September 3rd Edition of the DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: Redistricting, COVID, and Marijuana Dominate2021-09-03T10:23:03-04:00

COVID Vaccine Mandates & Testing Requirements

2021-08-24T20:28:00-04:00

Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by torstensimon from Pixabay  On August 23rd, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fully approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those 16 years and older.  In announcing the vaccine’s approval, Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock noted that they hope the full FDA approval will instill additional confidence for people to [...]

COVID Vaccine Mandates & Testing Requirements2021-08-24T20:28:00-04:00

Mask Mandates in Schools: Where Does Your State Stand?

2021-08-18T20:36:00-04:00

Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by Muhammad Rizwan & Thanks for your Like • donations welcome from Pixabay  Many states began dialing back their COVID restrictions earlier this spring and summer, including mask wearing.  However, with the Delta variant of COVID-19 becoming more prevalent and the CDC issuing new guidance, more states and localities have begun [...]

Mask Mandates in Schools: Where Does Your State Stand?2021-08-18T20:36:00-04:00

State Capital Weekly Recap: July 23rd Edition

2021-07-23T12:31:04-04:00

Digital image by Ryan Stevens Lawmakers and state executives were busy this week across the country on a myriad of issues ranging from COVID, critical race theory, mask mandates, ranked-choice voting, voter ID, and more. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey encouraged Alabamians this week to get the COVID vaccine and blamed those who remain unvaccinated for [...]

State Capital Weekly Recap: July 23rd Edition2021-07-23T12:31:04-04:00
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