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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Where to find a perfect fir for the holidays? Try a national forest: Peak Northwest podcast

Why pay top dollar for a perfect Christmas tree when you can pay a nominal fee, tromp off into the woods and cut down your own?

While you might not walk away with the prettiest fir in the world, harvesting your Christmas tree from the national forest is a Pacific Northwest pastime – and a great excuse to get outside this time of year.

On this week’s episode of Peak

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How the holidays in New York City have changed over the last 100 years

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Holiday shopping at Macy’s in 1946. AP PhotoCarl Nesensohn
  • There’s something magical about the holiday season in New York City.

  • Symbols of the holidays in the city, like the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, have been around for decades.

  • Other traditions, such as holiday shopping, look a little different today.

  • The coronavirus pandemic has shaken up some traditions even more, and many major events are going virtual this year.

  • Visit Insider’s

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Greater Boston Food Bank delivers 98 million pounds of food amid pandemic; donations needed for holidays

The Greater Boston Food Bank delivered over 98 million pounds of food through its distribution partners during the fiscal year that ended in September, a huge spike from the 68 million pounds the organization had budgeted for prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the group said Tuesday.

“A big part of that obviously is from the pandemic,” said Gary Roy, a spokesman for the food bank, in a phone interview. “If

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The holidays aren’t canceled. We have to reimagine them for the pandemic era

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 21: A table setting option, during the Holidays under COVID-19, photographed in a , Los Angeles, CA, backyard, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Holiday gatherings need to be reimagined during a pandemic. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Despite the fact that holiday gatherings have been putting the fun in dysfunction for decades, telling folks not to gather due to COVID-19 precautions is bound to ruffle a few turkey feathers.

After eight months and counting, our inability to participate in rituals both happy and sad is likely to make many of us

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The holidays aren’t canceled. How to adapt amid COVID-19

Despite the fact that holiday gatherings have been putting the fun in dysfunction for decades, telling folks not to gather due to COVID-19 precautions is bound to ruffle a few turkey feathers.

After eight months and counting, our inability to participate in rituals both happy and sad is likely to make many of us yearn for turkey and trimmings, dreidels and latkes, tamales and pozole — with family and friends.

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16 amazing post-lockdown family summer holidays

France is one of the easier options for a family holiday this year - getty
France is one of the easier options for a family holiday this year – getty

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside. And while only a few weeks ago, the prospect of any sort of family travel this summer – let alone to a suitably sandy beach – looked decidedly remote, suddenly, borders are reopening, and a great escape is on. Race you to the airport.

Well, sort

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Your options for holidays and weekends away in the UK this summer

New age: the old Trafford Park Hotel, west of Manchester: Simon Calder
New age: the old Trafford Park Hotel, west of Manchester: Simon Calder

As expected, the prime minister has said that hotels, B&Bs, caravan parks and campsites in England will be able to open from 4 July 2020. The “social-distancing” guidance has halved from two metres to one in England.

But Boris Johnson left out much of detail. In addition, other UK nations have very different policies.

The key questions are

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your options for domestic holidays this summer

New age: the old Trafford Park Hotel, west of Manchester: Simon Calder
New age: the old Trafford Park Hotel, west of Manchester: Simon Calder

As expected, the prime minister has said that hotels, B&Bs, caravan parks and campsites in England will be able to open from 4 July 2020. The “social-distancing” guidance has halved from two metres to one in England.

But Boris Johnson left out much of detail. In addition, other UK nations have very different policies.

The key questions are

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Foreign holidays ‘to restart on July 4’

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beach – Getty

British holidaymakers could enjoy overseas breaks from July 4 under plans being drawn up by the government.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce on June 29 that agreements have been made for so-called air bridges with a “small number” of countries with low levels of coronavirus.

This would allow families to take foreign holidays without having to self-isolate on their return to the UK. 

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Boom in all-inclusive holidays as skiers look for security and luxury in post-pandemic world

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club med private chalet – club med

Club Med looks to a future of on-site doctors and private chalets as it ditches buffets

The coronavirus has thrown the entire world’s travel plans into turmoil. Yet while some operators struggle to stay afloat others are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Luxury all-inclusive ski holidays is one boom area as skiers look towards the hope of

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What will holidays / travel look like after coronavirus lockdown?

Travel, the luxury most of us took for granted up until March, has never felt more needed, with many of us desperate to swap the four walls that kept us safe in isolation for the white-washed stone of a Spanish villa. But from self-cleaning hotel rooms to temperature checks at airports, what will holidays actually look like post-coronavirus lockdown?

The reality is that travel as we know it has changed

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