Limits on official travel for federal employees remain in place, even if vaccinated

As COVID-19 vaccinations continue to ramp up across the country, the Biden administration will continue to discourage official travel for the federal workforce.

Business travel for federal employees is still limited to mission critical trips, even if they’re fully vaccinated. And the administration is still discouraging international travel if at all possible, according to new guidance from the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force, which posted Friday.

Exceptions include military deployments, COVID-19 response missions and diplomatic activities that can’t be done remotely.

The latest directions comply with updates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made recently to its own travel

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Michigan’s Top Health Official Vacations in Alabama After Whitmer Tells Residents Not to Travel

Michigan’s health director traveled to Alabama last week after Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer warned residents not to leave the state as coronavirus cases soar, prompting sharp criticism from the Republican party.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Elizabeth Hertel traveled last week to Gulf Shores, Alabama, which is a popular resort destination along the Gulf of Mexico, Fox News reported.

The report brought criticism from the state’s GOP, as Michigan continues to grapple with the highest coronavirus rates in the nation.

“The sheer brazenness of Gov. Whitmer and her staff is truly something else,” Michigan GOP spokesman

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Official with The Villages continues to disregard mask request at recreation center

An official with The Villages continues to disregard the request to wear a mask at a recreation center.

Ken Stoff, who serves as the treasurer for The Villages Holding Co., was maskless when he attended Wednesday afternoon’s Project Wide Advisory Committee budget workshop at Savannah Center.

Ken Stoff of The Villages management team did not wear a mask at Wednesday’s PWAC meeting at Savannah Center.

The Fruitland Park resident serves as the Developer’s handpicked representative on the Brownwood Community Development District Board of Supervisors. He is Brownwood’s representative on PWAC, which oversees amenities in The Villages south of County Road

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