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The CDC now recommends masks for vaccinated people — but at least 6 major cities had already told residents to mask up again

LoadingSomething is loading. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended on Tuesday that vaccinated people wear masks in public indoor settings — a change from the previous guidelines, which suggested vaccinated people didn't need masks. The new rules apply to areas of the country with high rates of coronavirus transmission, as well as K-12 schools, the CDC said.Some vaccinated Americans, though, have already been told to ma...
California, covid, Retail, San Francisco, Walgreens, Weekend BI UK, weekend BI US

Walgreens thief who faked a COVID-19 diagnosis and coughed on staff faces up to 20 years in prison

A woman convicted of theft while pretending to have COVID faces a long prison sentence. Carmelita Barela stole from a San Francisco Walgreens while coughing on staff, SFGate reported. She reportedly told staff she had the virus and then fled the store with products worth $90. See more stories on Insider's business page. A woman is facing a long prison sentence after being convicted of stealing multiple products from a Walgreens store while pretending to be sick with COVID-19 and coughing on staff.According to the Department of Justice, Carmelita Barela, 36, and an unnamed accomplice walked into a branch near San Francisco's Civic ...
Dara Khosrowshahi, San Francisco, tech companies, Tech Insider, Transportation, Uber

Uber’s CEO’nearly got killed’ while delivering for UberEats on bike in San Francisco

Uber's CEO delivered food for UberEats, and he told the New York Times he "nearly got killed." Dara Khosrowshahi said "traffic was nuts" as he rode his bike near a baseball park in San Francisco. The executive spent time delivering food in late June and made 0.3% of his daily salary in one day. See more stories on Insider's business page. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi delivered for UberEats via bike in late June, and San Francisco's bustling streets apparently didn't take it easy on him.In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times' Maureen Dowd, Khosrowshahi said he was a bit nervous at first about delivering for his ride-shar...
Lyft, ride-hailing, San Francisco, Sexual Assault, Tech Insider, Transportation, Uber

Uber and Lyft face up to 1,000 lawsuits claiming drivers sexually assaulted or harassed passengers, sometimes when the passengers were asleep

A California law firm plans to file up to 1,000 sexual assault lawsuits against Uber and Lyft, KPIX reported. Lawyers from Levin Simes Abrams said some cases involve reports of drivers assaulting sleeping women. The firm has called for mandatory surveillance cameras in cars to deter assaults. LoadingSomething is loading. ...