Sweeping Demand In Outdoor Recreation Industry Mixed Blessing For Businesses | Coronavirus

When worsening news of the novel coronavirus began shattering illusions of maintaining normalcy, swarms of shoppers raided stores, and supplies of disinfectant, toilet paper and N-95 masks vanished from shelves.

After families felt securely armed with essential supplies to carry them through the next millennia, the outdoor recreation industry welcomed a surge in new buyers seeking ways of safely expelling pent-up energy from time at home. But as weeks in

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How the coronavirus pandemic has impacted education at Penn State one year later | University Park Campus News

In March 2020, students’ and teachers’ lives around the world were suddenly impacted in a way nobody could have foreseen.

Approximately one year ago, students were sent home from Penn State for two weeks, which would later turn into the remainder of the spring semester.

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, education has become reliant on online platforms, and this has proven difficult for teachers and students alike.

Some

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Has coronavirus given you dating FOMU (fear of meeting up)?

From Cosmopolitan

Unless you’re one of the lucky few who loves a video date or virtual date, dating during the pandemic has been really damn hard. With restrictions preventing us from actually meeting up with people, we’ve been firmly stuck in the messaging phase for what feels like years (I mean, it is pretty much a year…) Since the government announced the “roadmap” for lifting restrictions, there are many people

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Home Office criticised over coronavirus laws crackdown video

The Home Office has been accused of “grossly” misstating coronavirus rules after it said “all gatherings are currently against the law”.

The Twitter post accompanied a video which said “meeting up is against the law” as it showed footage of police raiding house parties as it warned people not to break lockdown rules, without clarifying that several exceptions permit some gatherings.

Some lawyers hit out at the language and called

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Coronavirus may reduce total Super Bowl bets, but online to surge

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Here’s one more thing the coronavirus pandemic has ruined for at least some people: betting on the Super Bowl.

The American Gaming Association, the gambling industry’s national trade group, released a report Tuesday predicting that the number of people planning to make

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Appointments required as Saginaw County offices reopen to public during coronavirus pandemic

SAGINAW, MI – Saginaw County’s administrative offices re-opened to the public in a limited capacity as of Monday, Feb. 1 on an appointment-only basis.

The county released a statement stating that it believes it can return to in-person transactions by appointment only while maintaining a safe environment for its residents and employees. Saginaw County Health Department Health Officer Christina Harrington reported a decline in daily COVID-19 positive cases and increased

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Kansas City mayor extends state of emergency until May 1 | Coronavirus

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) — Mayor Quinton Lucas announced Wednesday an extension to Kansas City’s state of emergency and updated safety guidelines with the help of Emergency Medical Services Medical Director Erica Carney.

Kansas City’s state of emergency has been

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Coronavirus & Unemployment: U.S. Lost 140,000 Jobs in December

A woman reads a sign at a closed store during the coronavirus in Brooklyn, N.Y., October 9, 2020. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

The economic rebound floundered in December as coronavirus numbers ticked up again and government stimulus aid began to run out.

The U.S. lost 140,000 jobs during the last month of 2020, the first decline in employment since April when a staggering 20.8 million jobs were lost as businesses shuttered and

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Coronavirus cancels events in North Myrtle Beach, Conway SC

Conway and North Myrtle Beach have canceled some group activities in response to the severe spike of coronavirus cases seen in Horry County over the past month.

North Myrtle Beach canceled its youth basketball practices and games until at least Jan. 19, according to an alert from the city. Conway’s parks and recreations department announced a similar change with youth and adult basketball at the Conway Sports and Recreation Center

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Latinos alter traditional posadas as coronavirus pandemic upends Christmas traditions

For years, Alina Hernandez took part in the traditional posadas at Our Lady of Tepeyac Parish, which included church members walking through Little Village in a recreation of the biblical journey taken by Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem before Jesus was born.

The festive celebrations held on the days leading up until Christmas also often included food, colorful piñatas and religious music and children dressed as angels. But this holiday,

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Austin-Travis County Placed Under Stage 5 Coronavirus Alert

AUSTIN, TX — Health district officials elevated the health alert level to the highest, red-colored tier for Travis County on Wednesday following recent spikes in cases and hospitalizations of the coronavirus — the first time the action has been taken since the beginning of the pandemic.

The move was telegraphed during a previous weekly update staged by health district officials who cited various coronavirus-related metrics in suggesting the alert level

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DC Pauses Some Activities Over The Holidays Due To Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, DC — Mayor Muriel Bowser confirmed Monday she was extending the coronavirus public health emergency for D.C. to March 31, 2021. She issued her first emergency order early last March, so the District will be under a public health emergency for more than a year.

With the number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths on the rise, Bowser said she was issuing a Mayor’s Order to implement adjustments to

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Arizona seniors join online platform designed for older adults | Coronavirus in Arizona

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – The kids have video games. Parents have Facebook, and, now, technology has a place for grandma and grandpa. More older adults are signing up for televëda, an online platform designed just for seniors.

“It’s a virtual recreation center for older adults where they get together, and they can join a class and also meet their friends and communicate with each other,” said Shruti Gurudanti, CEO

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Coronavirus may be pushing New York state hunting boom

The pandemic this year has helped reverse a long trend of dwindling interest in hunting as the number of people taking New York state’s mandatory hunting licensing test and license payments nearly tripled, according to an analysis by the Rockefeller Institute of Government.

“We’ve had about three decades-plus decline, not just in New York, but in the United States as a whole, in hunting,” said Laura Rabinow, deputy director of … Read More

The Latest: Arizona Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 7,000 | Business News

PHOENIX — Arizona’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 7,000 on Wednesday and the state reported 108 deaths.

The state registered 4,444 confirmed coronavirus cases, increasing the state’s known totals to 382,601.

The Department of Health Services says on Twitter that “a large percentage” of the 108 deaths reported Wednesday were due to reviewing past death certificates and determining the deaths were from COVID-19. That periodic process results in

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Public access to city buildings restricted in Natchitoches | Coronavirus

NATCHITOCHES, La. –  With the State of Louisiana back in a modified phase 2, the Natchitoches Mayor Ronnie Williams Jr. is trying to keep his citizens and staff safe. 

Under a new order, starting Monday, December 7th, all access to city buildings will be restricted to the public for the safety of the employees and citizens until further notice. The restriction on access to City buildings includes the Martin Luther

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5 things to know about the coronavirus today: Statewide curfew declared

Statewide curfew goes into effect tomorrow

A statewide curfew will go into effect Thursday, calling for Ohioans to stay at home from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for the next three weeks. Gov. Mike DeWine said that the goal of the curfew was to have fewer contacts to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. Exceptions are made for work, emergencies, medical care, groceries or meal pick-ups, and the governor

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Opinion | As coronavirus tears through the country, public health measures can save lives

After several days, the plant partly came back online, and we squeaked through. We took our public health responsibility extremely seriously. We were ready to do whatever was necessary to preserve the public health.

Strong public health powers are vital for government to have and use. Every day we see the results of the failure to use them aggressively as the novel coronavirus rips through our country. Criminal law protects

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Move United Offers Over 1,000 Virtual Programs During Coronavirus Pandemic

Effort Impacts Over 250,000 Individuals with Physical Disabilities, Encouraging Health and Fitness

ROCKVILLE, Md. (PRWEB) October 29, 2020

As an adaptive sports organization, Move United knows all about adapting, so the organization was quickly able to pivot its programs and activities online when the Coronavirus pandemic hit the nation back in March 2020. In the last six months, the national nonprofit organization has offered over 1,000 virtual programs to individuals

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How to protect yourself from coronavirus while casting your ballot

By Sandee LaMotte | CNN

Are you ready to make your mark on history? When you exercise your right to vote on November 3, you will have done something that no American has done for more than 50 years: voted during a deadly pandemic.

The “Hong Kong flu” hit the United States in September 1968, and while it ultimately killed more than 100,000 Americans over the next two years, the

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