After Nearly a Year, UCSB Rec Cen Set To Reopen on April 12

The UC Santa Barbara Recreation Center is reopening in a limited capacity on April 12, the university announced in an email to students on March 23. 

The recreation center — known as the Rec Cen — closed in March 2020 after the university transitioned to online learning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Due to the decrease in cases and the lift of the regional stay at home order,” the

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Terrebonne Government Tower to reopen first floor Monday for first time since COVID-19 pandemic started

Keith Magill
 
| The Courier

The first floor of Terrebonne’s Government Tower will open Monday for the first time since closing nearly a year ago due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“Now that the COVID-19 pandemic is beginning to level out, I want to make sure that my staff does everything possible to make all business transactions with the citizens of our great parish as easy and convenient as possible,”

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New York City Movie Theaters Scramble to Reopen After Yearlong Closures

As an actor, Liam Neeson is in rare company these days. He’s one of the few stars with movies that have actually opened in theaters in the past 12 months.

“We have streaming services, and they’re wonderful. But at the end of the day, we’re social beings. We like being with other people,” he says. “There is an inner joy of sitting there with popcorn and seeing a story unfold

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Harford County to reopen parks and rec facilities, offices to the public on March 1

Feb. 25—Harford County indoor parks and recreation facilities and government buildings will reopen to the public on March 1, the county government announced Thursday.

The county will continue offering distanced services like its drop boxes and online tools after facilities reopen Monday, spokesperson Cindy Mumby said. While walk-ins are accepted, she encouraged anyone who plans to visit county offices in-person to schedule an appointment to give adequate space to others

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Risky for Montclair to reopen school buildings | Letters

In response to “Montclair parent: Let’s get kids back in the classroom,” the recent op-ed by Dr. Lauren Brucia, I would like add my own thoughts resulting from almost 40 years of teaching in elementary schools.

I taught in the inner-city in a major New Jersey district, and the newest building I was assigned to was at least 40 years old. It showed all of those years through breakdown after

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USC planning to reopen COVID-closed campus classes in fall

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California expects to reopen campuses this fall, joining the state’s major public universities in planning to resume on-campus life that was curtailed by the coronavirus outbreak.

“With conditions improving and vaccine distribution now being ramped up, many of us are feeling a sense of hope about this pandemic that we haven’t felt for a long time,” USC President Carol L. Folt wrote

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Valley Pool in Syracuse set to reopen for adult lap swimming

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs will open the Valley Pool doors to the public for the first time in 11 months starting Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

“We are really excited to make this announcement and while we acknowledge this is not our full

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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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Most Popular Restaurants That Won’t Reopen After The Pandemic

The long-predicted pandemic-fueled dark days of winter are upon us, and as COVID-19 cases spike around the country and the death toll continues to rise, the economic situation gets worse and worse. Some 140,000 nonfarm payroll jobs were lost in December, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in its early January Employment Situation Summary.



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The loss was much higher in

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Lee Westwood call for Government to ‘see sense’ and reopen golf courses

Lee Westwood, the European No 1, wants the Government to “see sense” and allow golf courses to reopen during the  current lockdown after the way was cleared for fishing and shooting to return.

After urgent representations from the Angling Trust over fears of an “absurd” ban in England but not in Scotland or Wales, and pressure from the British Association of Shooting and Conservation, the Government on Thursday agreed to

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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to reopen Friday with reduced service, officials say

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After being closed for more than six months during the coronavirus pandemic, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will reopen Friday with reduced service, officials announced on Wednesday.

The world’s largest rotating tram car will initially be open Friday through Monday, officials said. The first car will head up each day at 8 a.m., with the last car down at 6 p.m.

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Brookline’s Kirrane Aquatics Center To Reopen

BROOKLINE, MA— The pool’s back.

The town pool has been closed for months, like many other things amid pandemic. But, on Oct. 5, Brookline’s Evelyn Kirrane Aquatics Center is set to reopen, albeit gradually.

Pool staff are still just getting their toes wet when it comes to new pandemic protocols, so to begin, the pool will only be open for limited hours.

The aquatics center will be open from 6:30

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California parks, playgrounds can reopen under COVID-19 rule

California playgrounds can now reopen statewide under all coronavirus risk tiers, according to new guidance released by the state.

The California Department of Public Health on Monday issued guidance explaining how outdoor playgrounds and other recreational facilities must be used during the COVID-19 emergency. The guidance does not cover indoor playgrounds or family entertainment centers, which must remain closed.

The new rules require that everyone 2 years of age and

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How Does A Resort Reopen Itself To The World Via Social Media Post Covid-19?

Once forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic, vacation destinations now face two distinct challenges as they reopen in stages. They must determine all the protocols designed to manage the virus that must be installed. Then, they must let the world know they’re back in business.

Social media plays a huge role in those reopening announcements. We take a look at one brief case study taken from Villa del

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New York City says child care will be available for 100K children in the fall as schools partially reopen

New York City plans to provide child care for 100,000 children once its schools partially reopen in the fall with the goal of expanding that capacity even further during the school year, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday.

New York’s schools have preliminary plans for a “blended learning” approach for its 1.1 million students, relying on a combination of in-person and remote learning beginning in September. With the current hybrid

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Greece, Malta and Norway reopen to UK holidaymakers

Greece has reopened, but tourists remain few and far between - Getty
Greece has reopened, but tourists remain few and far between – Getty

Greece, Malta and Norway have reopened to UK holidaymakers, taking the number of countries Britons can visit without significant restrictions to 26. 

While Greece rebooted its vital tourism industry on July 1, a ban on direct flights from Britain was extended due to the UK’s relatively high infection rate. Flights can resume from today. 

Among the first airlines

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Push to Reopen U.S. Schools; New York Cases Steady: Virus Update

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U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said “the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall,” despite rising cases around the country. New York reported 677 new cases, in line with daily rises in the last week, and five deaths.

South Africa may reintroduce tighter regulations on the movement of people and curb sales of alcohol as coronavirus infections soar, the Sunday Times reported. Hungary is

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Palos Heights Pool To Reopen With COVID-19 Restrictions

PALOS HEIGHTS, IL — Palos Heights Parks and Recreation is planning to open the community pool Monday, July 13, as Illinois enters Phase 4 of the state’s reopening. The pool is limited to preregistration. Reserved public swim sessions will be offered through Aug.16. Face masks are required when not in the water, and patrons must practice social distancing.

Team and adult swim for persons 18 and older will be offered

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How spas will look when they reopen after lockdown

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After months of lockdown spent juggling working from home with parenting, health concerns and financial woes, many of us have been left feeling anxious, fatigued and highly strung.

If there was ever a time for self-care it is now. The ultimate spa experience is something many of us are desperate to indulge in, with our sunlight-starved skin and poor posture longing to be pacified by the hands of

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Boris needs to reopen gyms and spas for the health of the nation

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Last weekend, the light at the end of the lockdown tunnel shone slightly brighter as the Prime Minister allowed more businesses in England to reopen in a Covid-secure way. Saturday, July 4 – dubbed “Super Saturday” – was the Independence Day the country had been waiting for: a taste of liberty after varying degrees of lockdown. A list that included effective ‘air corridors’ had been published, enabling summer

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