Workplace Safety

How to stay healthy during the holiday season

The Virginia Department of Health's Dr. Laurie Forlano joins our partner site podcast to discuss how to gather for the upcoming holidays and stay safe from respiratory illness like COVID-19.

COVID: Experts hired to help public health departments are losing their jobs

As the coronavirus pandemic raged, an independent nonprofit tied to the CDC hired an army of thousands of seasoned professionals to fill the gaps in the country’s public health system. Now, the money has largely run out—and state and local health departments are again without their expertise.

WH requests more COVID funding, Again

The news comes as part of a roundup of this week’s related developments and stories you may have missed.

Biden: The pandemic 'no longer controls our lives’

The news comes as one of a number of updates and stories you may have missed over the past week.

OPM Director highlights the importance of mental health

The news comes as a part of a roundup of recent pay and benefits developments.

The state of the contractor vaccine mandate

Courtney Bublé joins our partner site's podcast to discuss what comes next for the mandate after the injunction was lifted ...

A watchdog raises more concerns about the strategic national vaccine stockpile

This news comes as part of a roundup of recent updates and stories you may have missed.

U.S. military will pay for troops to travel for abortions

Post-Roe abortion restrictions already are hurting recruiting and retention, defense officials say.

Biden administration renews public health emergency for COVID-19 

The news comes along with a roundup of recent updates and stories on COVID-19 that you may have missed.

Current and former IRS employees face COVID fraud charges 

The news comes as part of a roundup of the past week's updates and stories you may have missed.

The CDC scientist who couldn’t get monkeypox treatment

As a Black man and a senior CDC scientist, William L. Jeffries IV knows a lot about health inequities and infectious diseases in America. Still, it took visits to 3 doctors — and a desperate call to a colleague — for him to get treatment for monkeypox.

Pandemic watchdog seeks more time, money and authority

The office is floating a draft bill that would keep it open an additional five years, provide more consistent funding and expand the special IG’s jurisdiction.

WH says it hasn’t given up on COVID-19 funding

The news of the White House's stance comes as part of a regular roundup of coronavirus developments you might have missed.

Agencies across government send help as hurricane Ian slams Florida

FEMA says it has sufficient resources to handle the potentially catastrophic storm even as it tackles several crises simultaneously.

CDC team honored for COVID vaccine distribution work

This news comes as part of our roundup of recent updates and stories on coronavirus that you may have missed.

Federal agencies are ignoring most building safety concerns flagged by DHS

Lawmakers raise concerns about the non-compliance in light of the recent uptick in threats against feds.