[the police chief] said 52 additional Los Angeles Police Department employees have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week
Around half of LAPD employees have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. Only around 46% have received two vaccine doses.
Meanwhile, in Texas:
State judges in Harris County voted unanimously Tuesday to implement a mask mandate in courthouses that will supersede Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on such mandates, according to three judges who participated in the meeting.
Austin Independent School District will require masks at all of its campuses and district offices
The meeting was called just a day after the Houston Independent School District superintendent proposed a mask mandate for all students and staff in its district — despite an executive order issued by Gov. Greg Abbott which explicitly prohibits school districts and other government entities from requiring masks.
The Dallas Independent School District followed, announcing a mask mandate on its campuses in a news conference on Monday.
Florida school superintendents who require masks for students without giving them a way to opt out could have their salaries withheld, Gov. Ron DeSantis' office said Monday.
"At no point shall I allow my decision to be influenced by a threat to my paycheck, a small price to pay considering the gravity of this issue and the potential impact to the health and well-being of our students and dedicated employees," [Superintendent] Carvalho said.
Philadelphia streetcar with a poster saying "SPIT SPREADS DEATH" during the 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic. pic.twitter.com/PGgDWPWItH— Diane Doniol-Valcroze (@ddoniolvalcroze) August 10, 2021