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COVID Vaccine Updates: Federal relief to deliver $16 billion to Broadway, other live venues, Schumer says

NEW YORK (WABC) — There’s new push to keep the lights on and the seats filled in theaters, cultural institutions and other live venues. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer offered the so-called “Save Our Stages” legislation – that would deliver more than $16 billion to the entertainment industry. Schumer says tickets …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: White House, dating apps partner in coronavirus vaccine push

NEW YORK (WABC) — Starting this week, the White House is hoping Americans swipe right for COVID vaccines, partnering with a series of prominent dating apps to offer incentives to customers who’ve been vaccinated against the coronavirus. Vaccinated users on Tinder, Hinge, OKCupid, BLK, Chispa, Plenty of Fish, Bumble, and …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: White House, dating apps partner in coronavirus vaccine push

NEW YORK (WABC) — Starting this week, the White House is hoping Americans swipe right for COVID vaccines, partnering with a series of prominent dating apps to offer incentives to customers who’ve been vaccinated against the coronavirus. Vaccinated users on Tinder, Hinge, OKCupid, BLK, Chispa, Plenty of Fish, Bumble, and …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: Justice Department creates COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force

NEW YORK (WABC) — The Justice Department is seeking justice for victims of fraud during the pandemic. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the creation of a COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force. It’s part of an interagency effort to hold hundreds accountable who have taken advantage of the pandemic to conduct …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: ‘Open Boulevards’ program to expand outdoor activities in New York City

NEW YORK (WABC) — New York City’s Open Streets program is expanding — to allow more space for outdoor dining and community activities. Several streets in all five boroughs have now become car-free “Open Boulevards” on weekends. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Open Streets program has transformed miles of restaurant-heavy streets …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: CDC says K-12 should mandate masks for rest of school year

NEW YORK (WABC) — There’s new information from the CDC on the wearing of masks for the rest of the school year. The agency is recommending that all kindergarten through grade 12 schools continue to wear face coverings while maintaining physical distancing of six feet between students and teachers. The …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: White House offers incentives to get vaccine

NEW YORK (WABC) — The White House is also offering more incentives to get the COVID-19 vaccine. It announced that Uber and Lyft will provide free rides to and from vaccination sites from May 24 to July 4. President Joe Biden said he would like to see 70% of Americans …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: Unilever to give free popscicles, Klondike shakes at some vaccination sites on Friday

NEW YORK (WABC) — Another sweet treat is being added to the growing list of free food being offered to those getting vaccinated against COVID-19. On Friday, Unilever says it will be giving away free popsicles and Klondike shakes to several vaccination sites across the US, including New York. The …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: US cases at 7-month low; indoor face mask guidance may change

NEW YORK (WABC) — US officials are signaling the country may be rounding the corner in the fight against COVID-19. Cases are now at a 7-month low and health experts believe as more people get vaccinated, we could see further relaxing of restrictions. Also, the FDA granted emergency use authorization …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: US cases at 7-month low; indoor face mask guidance may change

NEW YORK (WABC) — US officials are signaling the country may be rounding the corner in the fight against COVID-19. Cases are now at a 7-month low and health experts believe as more people get vaccinated, we could see further relaxing of restrictions. Also, the FDA granted emergency use authorization …

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