As Vaccination Rates Improve, Families Left Wondering Again About Holiday Gatherings, Trick Or Treating And MoreFor the second year in a row, the CDC is advising families to skip holiday gatherings, even if vaccinated.
Connecticut State Workers Need To Be Vaccinated Or Submit To Weekly TestingGov. Ned Lamont has directed heads of state agencies to put workers who don't comply on unpaid leave, starting as soon as Tuesday. 
Sotomayor Denies Injunction Against NYC's COVID Vaccine MandateNew York City school staff were up against the COVID vaccine buzzer. They had until 5 p.m. Friday to get their first dose or face termination.
Merck Says Experimental COVID-19 Pill Cut Deaths, Hospitalizations In Half When Given EarlyMerck & Co. said Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus and that it would soon ask health officials in the U.S. and around the world to authorize its use.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh Tests Positive For COVID-19, Supreme Court SaysJustice Brett Kavanaugh tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, the Supreme Court announced in a statement. He is fully vaccinated and has no symptoms.
Federal Appeals Court Temporarily Halts Vaccine Mandate For Health Care Staff With Religious ExemptionsA panel of judges will take up the case on October 14. 
Nearly 900 Students In Toms River In COVD Quarantine Following District-Wide OutbreakThat means one in 14 students in Toms River have either had COVID or been impacted by the virus since the start of the school year.
Paterson Says Grassroots Community Outreach Was Key To Achieving Highest Vaccination Rate In New JerseyOfficials attribute their success to the city's grassroots efforts to get out into the community and educate the public. 
COVID Vaccine Sites Coming To Subway Stations In Brooklyn, The BronxAnyone who gets a shot can also get a free, seven-day MetroCard or round trip ticket on the Long Island Rail Road or Metro-North. 
As Vaccine Mandate Deadline Looms, Some New York City Teachers, Staff Look To Push Legal Battle To Supreme CourtThe New York City Department of Education estimates around 13% of its employees are still not vaccinated. 
COVID Vaccine Mandate For New York City Teachers To Take Effect After Federal Appeals Court Lifts Temporary BanA three-judge panel lifted a temporary ban on the COVID vaccine mandate that was originally set to take effect Monday.