Coronavirus

Should I Just Get Omicron Over With?

If you’re vaccinated, an infection might not make you super sick, but don’t count on it making you super immune, either.

‘Sheer Madness:’ Agencies Scramble to Implement New Policies for COVID-Positive Employees

With staffing shortages arriving or anticipated, agencies look to adapt their quarantine and isolation guidelines.

3 Ways for Government to Sustain Momentum in Digital Transformation

The past two years spurred incomparable change for federal workforces and citizen services.

Omicron Is Pushing America Into Soft Lockdown

Nobody wants to mandate business closures, but so many people are getting sick that businesses are closing anyway.

Army Creates Single Vaccine Against All COVID and SARS Variants, Researchers Say

Within weeks, Walter Reed researchers expect to announce that human trials show success against Omicron—and even future strains.

There’s No Way Americans Will Cancel Their Travel Plans

Many people are gathering for the holidays no matter what. Here’s how to do that as safely as possible.

Using the Hard Lessons of the Pandemic to Shape the Government's Bioeconomy Policies

A rethinking the government’s approach to the various bioscientific fields may be necessary, experts argue.

Don’t Be Surprised When You Get Omicron

America is in for a lot more breakthrough infections. Here’s what to do if you fall sick.

Army Will Let Unvaccinated Soldiers Be Home for Christmas

About 45,000 of the newest soldiers, and their instructors, are expected to travel during holiday leave.

Voice Assistants Aren't Great at Giving Quality Health Information

Research shows Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant aren’t equal in providing answers to our health questions.

Judge Suspends Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate Nationwide

This follows a preliminary injunction for three states last week. 

Is It Time to Change the Definition of ‘Fully Vaccinated’?

Experts weigh in as the federal government urges everyone to get boosted amid concerns over omicron, a new COVID variant.

House Lawmakers Look to Leverage Increased Telework Benefits in Federal Recruitment

Representatives on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform want to attract the next generation of civil servants with telework options and stronger internship programs.

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Contractor Vaccine Mandate in Three States 

“This is not a case about whether vaccines are effective. They are,” wrote the judge. 

Biden Administration Delays Vaccine Mandate Penalties Until 2022

OMB and OPM officials said agencies should extend the counseling portion of enforcement of President Biden’s vaccine mandate through the end of the year, citing recent progress in the federal workforce’s vaccination rate.