With the governor of Texas leading the charge, conservative Republicans in several states are moving to block or undercut President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates for private employers before the regulations are even issued.
Are Amtrak employees walking off the job because of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate? No, that's not true. The cancellation of two trains on a route in the Northeast on October 10, 2021, were not due to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, Amtrak to
Would a ballot initiative proposed in Oregon ban all animal meat and replace it with "'synthetic meat'" and "lab 'plant based protein'" that are "lab grown Petri dish vats of cells"? No, that's not true: Animal meat alternatives -- which
SciCheck Digest While some specifics of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates haven’t been determined, misleading claims about who will be “exempt” have circulated online. Employees at the White House and in agencies w
Did the AMR ambulance company in the LA County area recently terminate approximately 30% of its employees for failing to comply with the company's COVID-19 vaccine mandate? No, that's not true: The Emergency Medical Technician union, IAEP
A COVID-19 vaccination requirement for teachers and other staff members took effect in New York City’s sprawling public school system in a key test of the employee vaccination mandates now being rolled out across the country.
California will enact the nation’s first coronavirus vaccine mandate for schoolchildren, aiming to have all students in seventh through 12th grades vaccinated by next fall.
Did 39 school bus drivers and monitors from School District 308 quit their jobs in defiance of a vaccine mandate on September 21, 2021? No, that's not true: Thirty percent of the district's school bus drivers did call in sick in the early
A September 27 2021 claim that “dozens” of members of Massachusetts law enforcement resigned over a vaccine mandate was reported broadly across networks, with articles by The Hill and Breitbart registering as virally popular on Trendolizer.
With President Joe Biden moving to tighten vaccine requirements, some Republicans have pushed back, arguing that Biden’s policies unduly constrain personal liberty. During a Sept. 16 interview on the conservative channel Newsmax, Rep. Madison Cawth
Did General Dynamics reject the vaccine mandate from the federal government after 40% of its employees threatened to walk away if the mandate was implemented? No, that's not true: A General Dynamics spokesperson said that the claim is unt
Biden’s executive order took aggressive action to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
On September 13 2021, a Facebook account shared a screenshot of the following tweet, which claimed that George Washington mandated inoculation: George Washington mandated inoculation against small pox. The Supreme Court has ruled state vaccine manda
Does a 2017 Oklahoma state law pave the way for vaccination mandates and are there plans to sort people at roadblocks, fit them with tracking chip bracelets and send the unvaccinated to FEMA camps? No, that's not true: This video is made
Larger U.S. businesses now won't have to decide whether to require their employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Doing so is now federal policy.
Students age 12 and older in the Los Angeles school system must be vaccinated before they can return to classrooms next year under one of the toughest anti-COVID mandates enacted in the nation.
The expansive rules mandate that all employers with more than 100 workers require them to be vaccinated or test for the virus weekly, affecting about 80 million Americans.
Despite deaths, police officers and other first responders are among those most hesitant to get the vaccine, and their cases continue to grow.
Did 27 U.S. Air Force pilots resign their commissions after the announcement of the implementation of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all U.S. active duty and National Guard service members? No, that's not true: Lead Stories found no evide
School districts in Florida may impose mask mandates, a judge said Friday, ruling that Gov. Ron DeSantis overstepped his authority by issuing an executive order banning the mandates.
Millions of students in Florida, Texas and Arizona are now required to wear masks in class as school boards in mostly Democratic areas have defied their Republican governors and made face coverings mandatory.
Does this collection of photos together with this caption accurately portray protests against COVID-19 vaccine passports and mandates that took place for several weeks in July and August of 2021 in France? No, many of the photos currently
Some people opposed to the COVID-19 vaccines say they have a workaround for dealing with businesses that require employees to get the shots. “If your employer is mandating any pokes, do not quit,” said one user in an Aug. 4 Facebook post.
"If your employer is mandating any pokes, do not quit. Make them fire you. That way you get unemployment benefits."
The mayor did not follow her own in-door mask mandate, but rather than admit error, she has responded with spin and obfuscation
President Joe Biden recently said he asked the Defense Department to explore “how and when they will add COVID-19 to the list of vaccinations our armed forces must get, drawing the criticism of people opposed to vaccine mandates. But those crit
Far-right conspiracy theorists began circling in May 2021 around a study “pre-print” they claimed vindicated their refusal to wear face masks to blunt the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, posted in the journal BioRxiv (pronounced
The U.S. senator rejoiced at revised guidelines allowing fully vaccinated people to relax mask wearing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://www.factcheck.org/2021/05/exploring-the-legality-of-covid-19-vaccine-mandates/ Q: Can employers
Q: Can employers, colleges and universities require COVID-19 vaccinations? A: Generally, they may require immunizations. But there is some uncertainty about the legality of mandating vaccines authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Admi
Social media posts claim that a group of parents in Vail, Arizona successfully and legally took over the school board and revoked a mask requirement. This is false; a spokeswoman for the school system said the original board members remain in place, as
Did protesters at a governing board meeting for the Vail Unified School District in Arizona elect a new school board and legally vote for the district's mask policy to be lifted? No, that's not true: While the protestors did stage what ap
The country has vaccinated more than half of its population during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Social media posts claim a Canadian lawyer won a case against “forced immunization” and the result now has the force of federal law. This is false; vaccination is not mandatory at the federal level in Canada, provinces that require proof of immuniz
The European court has supported mandatory pre-school vaccinations, but this does not mean they will be compulsory.
SciCheck Digest A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that state-issued mask mandates were associated with significant decreases in daily COVID-19 case and death growth rates. Yet some conservative outlets and social media u
An article from One America News Network shared thousands of times on Facebook claims that a study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found face masks do little to prevent the spread of Covid-19. This is false; the research exam
REVIEW This article published by the One America News Network (OAN) on 7 March 2021 claims that a recent study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that masks had a “negligible impact on coronavirus numbers”. The
An emerging trend of some states is bucking national and international public health recommendations.
Breaking with other Southern GOP governors, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey extended her state’s mask order for another month but said the requirement will end for good in April.