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States, business sort out what new CDC mask guidance means

May. 14, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

More than a dozen states quickly embraced new federal guidelines that say fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or out in most cases. But other states and cities and some major businesses hesitated amid doubts about whether the approach is safe or even workable. ...

Virginia governor lifting indoor mask mandate in most places

May. 14, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s governor announced Friday that he is lifting the state’s indoor mask mandate in line with new guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Gov. Ralph Northam said the mask policy change takes effect at...

Restaurants question how a partial mask mandate will work

May. 14, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

Some Connecticut restauranteurs are questioning how they should handle the state's plans to require indoor mask-wearing for only unvaccinated people beginning May 19, a sudden change from the state’s original plans to still continue the indoor mask-wearing rule for everyone. ...

DoorDash sales surged in Q1 even as dining rooms reopen

May. 13, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

DoorDash on Thursday reported that its sales nearly tripled in the first three months of the year as demand for food delivery remained elevated even as U.S. restaurants reopened their dining rooms. DoorDash said its revenue surged 198% to $1.1 billion in the January-March...

Desperate for workers, US restaurants and stores raise pay

May. 13, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. restaurants and stores are rapidly raising pay in an urgent effort to attract more applicants and keep up with a flood of customers as the pandemic eases. McDonald's, Sheetz and Chipotle are just some of the latest...

Suit challenges restaurant aid priority to women, minorities

May. 12, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A conservative legal outfit filed a lawsuit Wednesday against President Joe Biden's administration for its prioritization of restaurants and bars owned by women and certain minorities in its COVID-19 relief package, arguing white men are being “pushed to the back...

Virginia restaurants face new challenges in full reopening

May. 11, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia restaurants will soon be able to host more patrons, but establishments may not be able to accommodate more guests due to a shortage in workers. Restaurants and drinking establishments will be able to seat up to 100 patrons indoors and a...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

May. 10, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. May 6, 2021. Editorial: Iowa doesn’t have a labor shortage. It has a people shortage The next time you’re walking into a restaurant or grocery store, or pretty much any business, pause to look at the door. Near the sign about...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

May. 10, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. May 6, 2021. Editorial: Biden administration must reach out to ag producers on 30x30 plan Climate change is real. So is the need for our country to pursue sound conservation measures, building on current achievements. The Biden...

Restaurant-led ag effort aims to fight climate change

May. 09, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — On an early weekday morning in Longmont, the co-owners of the boutique catering company Whistling Boar are busy in the kitchen getting their weekly meal boxes ready for delivery. David Pitula and Debbie Seaford-Pitula moved to Colorado from Brooklyn five years ago with dreams...