Reis Thebault

Washington, D.C.

National and breaking news reporter

Education: University of California at Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism; Miami University, BA in journalism and interdisciplinary studies

Reis Thebault is a reporter covering national and breaking news. He has worked on the local desks of the Boston Globe and the Columbus Dispatch. He joined The Washington Post in June 2018.
Latest from Reis Thebault

Why some states are treating schools differently from other indoor spaces when weighing end of mask mandates

The Democratic governors of California, Illinois and New York said they needed more time and data before they could make a decision about face coverings in schools, one of the most contentious and hotly debated aspects of the pandemic response.

February 12, 2022

More states ease mask mandates, citing lower infection, hospitalization numbers

New York and Massachusetts announced Wednesday they will ease mask mandates, joining a long list of states making similar moves in recent days.

February 9, 2022

‘Now is not the moment’ to drop mask rules, CDC director says as states end mandates

As states end to mask mandates in schools and other public places, Rochelle Walensky warned against lifting such requirements in an interview with Reuters.

February 8, 2022

Frozen out of GoFundMe, Canadian protest convoy raises millions on Christian site

Demonstrators raised millions of dollars in two days on GiveSendGo after GoFundMe denied most of their donations to protest Canadian health measures.

February 7, 2022

GOP rivals seize on Stacey Abrams’s maskless classroom photo as her campaign calls criticism ‘silly’

The back-and-forth underscores the potent political force of classroom coronavirus policies in the high-profile race for Georgia governor.

February 7, 2022

Ex-officer who killed Laquan McDonald released after serving less than half his sentence

Jason Van Dyke, the White former officer, was convicted in 2018 after shooting McDonald, a Black teen, 16 times nearly four years earlier.

February 3, 2022

Thousands evacuated as officials fear chemical explosion at North Carolina fertilizer plant

There was an estimated 500 tons of ammonium nitrate at the site, the Winston-Salem fire chief said, as well as 100 tons in a rail car next to the facility.

February 2, 2022

Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst dies at 30

She apparently jumped from a Manhattan building, police said Sunday.

January 30, 2022

Republicans cheer Supreme Court decision on Biden vaccine mandate; health-care experts express concerns

The court also upheld a more narrow rule requiring vaccination among health care workers at federally funded facilities.

January 13, 2022

Virus may infect most, Fauci says, but risk of severe illness 'very, very low’ for vaccinated

Vaccinated Americans will be best protected against severe disease. The unvaccinated will "get the brunt" of the surge.

January 12, 2022