New data from Pfizer suggests a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine can strongly boost protection against the Delta variant, but the U.S. Surgeon General is cautioning anyone thinking about getting a booster shot.
A new study supports mask wearing for people already vaccinated against COVID-19. Researchers say vaccination alone will not be able to stop new variants from spreading.
By Annie D'Innocenzio
Walmart is requiring that all workers at its headquarters as well as managers who travel within the U.S. be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 4. The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer is also reversing its mask policy for its employees, including vaccinated ones, who work in stores, clubs, distribution facilities and warehouses. Going forward, they will be required to wear masks in areas with high infection rates.
DHEC reports 1,392 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, 811 probable cases and two additional deaths in South Carolina.
The corporate tide is shifting. Major companies were planning a return to work this fall, but some are rethinking that strategy with the contagious Delta variant prompting a surge of coronavirus cases. Some companies are debating whether they will require vaccines.
With new cases of the Delta variant soaring, President Biden is expected to announce that all federal employees must be vaccinated or face weekly testing. This comes as Pfizer is again making the case that booster shots may be needed, because its vaccine’s effectiveness declines after six months.
Superintendent Molly Spearman releases statement on DHEC’s COVID-19 guidance ahead of the school year
State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman released a statement on DHEC’s guidance ahead of the new school year.
DHEC reports 1,200 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, 667 probable cases and four new confirmed deaths in the state.
President Joe Biden is expected to announce new vaccination guidelines for federal workers today.
DHEC released their COVID-19 interim guidance for K-12 schools for the upcoming school year. Officials say they strongly recommend mask use for all people inside, and wearing masks is required on school buses and other public transportation.