Here in the U.S., a number of retail and entertainment businesses are doing away with mask requirements following new guidance issued by the CDC last week. Walmart, Costco, Trader Joe’s, Publix and Starbucks are some of the chains that will no longer require fully vaccinated customers to wear masks. The largest U.S. nurses’ union, National Nurses United, blasted the new recommendations, saying they put health workers and others at increased risk.
In housing news, the federal judge who threw out the national eviction moratorium earlier this month issued a stay of her own decision Friday, allowing the moratorium to continue while the Justice Department appeals her ruling. Lawmakers and the Biden administration have moved to extend the eviction ban, which is set to expire at the end of June.