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The Latest: China cancels attempts to climb Mount Everest

May. 15, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

BEIJING — China has canceled attempts to climb Mount Everest from its side of the world’s highest peak because of fears of importing coronavirus cases from neighboring Nepal. China’s official Xinhua News Agency says the closure was confirmed in a notice from...

Michigan lifts indoor mask requirement for vaccinated people

May. 14, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — People in Michigan who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 don't need to wear a mask any longer, and people who aren't vaccinated don't have to wear one outdoors, officials said Friday, also declaring that the state's indoor mask requirement will expire in July. ...

The Latest: New Mexico adopts CDC guidance on facemasks

May. 14, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico has adopted guidance on facemasks from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that says fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or outside in most cases. Under revisions Friday to the state’s emergency public...

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. ...

New Mexico relaxes mask rules for the fully vaccinated

May. 14, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has adopted guidance on face masks from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that says fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or outside in most cases, under a revised public health order issued Friday. ...

California weighing issues around new CDC masking guidelines

May. 14, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's governor said Friday that his office is weighing issues of enforcement and workplace safety in considering whether and when to adopt the latest federal guidelines around masking. Gov. Gavin Newsom said his office has been talking with...

No more mask mandate, but some Minnesotans will keep them

May. 14, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — On the first day that Minnesotans could go without a mask in public, Amber Raitz wasn't about to do so. It's not that she disagrees with Gov. Tim Walz dropping the state's mask requirement in public spaces, but Raitz, 48, said Friday that she plans to...

Little Rock drops mask mandate following new CDC guidance

May. 14, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' capital city is dropping its requirement to wear a mask to combat the coronavirus following loosened federal guidance and a new state law that will ban local mandates, Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott said Friday. Scott said the city's...

Governor: Maryland ending statewide mask mandate on Saturday

May. 14, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland is ending its statewide mask mandate this weekend, following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday. The mask mandate will end effective Saturday, the Republican governor said at a news...

Virus business limits, most mask mandates end in N. Carolina

May. 14, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday immediately ended the state's capacity limits on businesses and nearly all the remaining statewide mask-wearing mandates, returning the state to almost normal operations after 15 months marked by COVID-19 lockdowns and...