​​New York City will be the first major U.S. city to mandate proof of COVID-19 vaccination for customers and staff at restaurants, gyms, and other indoor businesses, according to Reuters. This change comes as the U.S. enters a new phase of the pandemic and battles the Delta variant.
​​Officials in San Francisco and surrounding areas are again requiring people to mask up while indoors. The Delta variant has led to a major increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the California Bay Area despite high levels of vaccination.
Texas and Florida are seeing a major surge in COVID-19 cases. Those two states alone account for 1 in 3 new cases, according to the White