Day: February 9, 2021

U.S. to require quarantine for all international travellers – National

Everyone travelling into the United States will soon be required to complete a quarantine upon arrival as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on.

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U.S. President Joe Biden signed an order mandating the change Thursday, one day after he was sworn into office. The new travel-specific order also requires masks on all airplanes as well as some other forms of public transportation.

Starting Jan. 26, all travellers into the U.S. will be required to show a negative COVID-19 test.


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What travellers need to know about pre-flight COVID-19 testing – Jan 21, 2021

With a burst of executive orders, Biden served notice Thursday that the nation’s COVID-19 response is under new management and he’s demanding progress to reduce infections and lift the siege Americans have endured for nearly a year.

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Home tours continue Feb. 12-13 | Keys Homes

Every February, you can feel the love for preservation when Old Island Restoration Foundation presents its Key West Home Tours. The next installment in the 61st year for the annual fundraiser is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13, just in time to ready for Valentines’ loving feelings.

The organization of the tours is different this year, as guests for the previous two limited-edition tours have noted. In keeping with the CDC pandemic guidelines, OIRF is putting safety first. Each day from 1 to 5 p.m. the number of people touring is limited to 10 people in groups of eight. Careful distancing from others and face coverings are required to participate.

Also new this year, the 160 reserved tickets for the tours may be purchased only online at keywesthometours.com or at the Oldest House Museum gift store, 322 Duval St. In fact, the Oldest House is pivotal to the 2021

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AHA presses FTC to investigate UnitedHealth lab coverage policy, price hikes for travel nurses

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is calling for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to probe a new policy from UnitedHealthcare on coverage for diagnostic tests and to explore rate hikes for temporary nurses.

The AHA’s letter to the FTC (PDF) Thursday comes nearly a month after the agency announced a study into the impact of physician group and healthcare facility consolidation and is seeking data from six major insurers including UnitedHealthcare.

The AHA called out UnitedHealthcare’s plan to implement starting July 1 a new Designated Diagnostic Provider (DDP) program. The insurer will eliminate all coverage for diagnostic tests at any freestanding and hospital labs—even those in the health plan’s network—unless the facilities are a DDP.

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Disruption, Acceleration & Innovation: Pharmacists on the Frontline

This year, pharmacists will play a critical role in the United States’ COVID-19 immunization efforts. Although this is welcomed news, this new duty and other

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