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    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- With Gov. Gavin Newsom pledging 10% of the COVID-19 vaccine supply for educators, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner says the vaccination super site at So-Fi Stadium will get schools open."We can open certainly this school year. Let's look at the calendar," he said. "We offered to do this together with our friends in Hollywood Park, together with the Rams, with the support of Anthem, with the support of Cedars Sinai. It's not just making the vaccine available, it's doing it in a coordinated fashion."The state's $6 billion relief plan for COVID-impacted schools, plus setting aside a vaccine supply for education will open schools before the end of the school year, said Beutner. He says the plan is in place."We've got a comprehensive set of plans that all cost money, which will be invested in the classroom. Most importantly, the legislature has given us...
    Puerto Rico officials announced Monday that fifth-graders will return to face-to-face classes starting next month as the island prepares to reopen public schools for the first time in a year, sparking concern among some parents. of a possible increase in coronavirus infections. Kindergarten students, special education students and first, second, third and 12th grade children are tentatively scheduled to return to classrooms at some schools beginning March 3, said Elba Aponte, the designated education secretary. “I recognize, following the announcement of an upcoming reopening of our schools, there is uncertainty on the part of parents and school communities,” he said. To minimize the risk of contagion, said Aponte_, face-to-face classes will be held only twice a week and students will leave before noon, in addition to prohibiting parents from entering schools. Only eight to 12 students will be allowed per classroom, and school cafeterias will remain closed, although they will...
    More On: schools Kenya school gives second chance to teen mums forced out of classes Principal called ‘BLM Marxist’ for saying education rooted in ‘white supremacy’ Bloomberg says Biden needs to ‘stand up’ to this group Letters to the Editor— Feb. 4, 2021 WASHINGTON — President Biden is still not ready to press teacher unions and governors to reopen their schools despite his own CDC director saying in-person classes can be held safely without staff receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday told reporters that Biden wanted to reopen schools as soon as possible, but swiftly dismissed new data which found a limited spread of coronavirus within them. “The President, let me be crystal clear, wants schools to open, he wants them to stay open and he wants to do that safely and he wants health and medical experts to be the guides for how we...
    Washington, D.C., has filed a motion for a restraining order against the Washington Teachers' Union in an effort to prevent strikes as the District plans to reopen schools. The restraining order would prevent D.C. educators from discussing potential strikes as they return to in-person learning, according to Fox 5. Elizabeth Davis, president of the Washington Teachers' Union, said during a Tuesday press conference that "because no strike is ongoing or imminent, any action by the court is unnecessary and premature, adding that "an injunction would...place members in fear even if they have legitimate reasons to take leave." "Teachers want nothing more than to get back to school for in-person learning, and they want to do it in a way that is safe," Davis said. "We know that in-school learning is best for our kids, but we also know that COVID-19 is extremely dangerous." D.C. District Attorney Karl Racine's office did not...
    In June 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed ties with Doha, accusing it of supporting extremist Islamist groups, of being too close to the Iranian rival and of causing turmoil in the region via its media. Qatar has always denied these accusations. But Riyadh and the other Arab countries boycotting Doha finally sealed reconciliation with the gas emirate earlier this month at a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit. “Diplomatic relations will be fully restored and we hope to be able to open the embassies in the coming days”Said Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal ben Farhane. The deadline is “linked only to the necessary logistical measures” for reopening, he added, at a press conference in Riyadh, broadcast by the state television channel Al-Ekhbariya. Borders reopened The announcement comes after the reopening of borders and the resumption of flights this week between the two countries. Last...
    SACRAMENTO. (CBS13) — Bo Yeong Ann is already seeing a slow increase in business at Koja Kitchen. If you add in the good weather, she’s waiting for the change in energy. “I have been missing that like vibe of like having more employees and more people just walking around and stuff,” she said. Not all businesses on K Street near DOCO are back to outdoor dining. Some are still preparing, creating a very quiet afternoon Tuesday, just hours into the stay-at-home order being lifted. Drone13 flew above R street showing restaurant tents in place ready for customers. In Roseville, the coffee is brewing at The Fig Tree Coffee, Art and Music Lounge, one of downtown Roseville’s mom and pop coffee shops. Grabbing a cup and sitting outside is now back. READ: Reopening Announcement Surprised Some Business Owners In Sacramento Region “So great to be able to provide that side of our...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A popular Pittsburgh restaurant chain says they are not quite ready to reopen. Despite the lifting of Governor Tom Wolf’s tightened restrictions on restaurants, the owner of five Atria’s and three Juniper Grills says that it’s extremely difficult for the chain to continually shut down and then reopen. “Just to turn these restaurants on and off is not feasible,” said Pat McDonnell, the owner. “We do scratch cooking, we have reorientation, the restaurants closed for a month, there’s just a lot that goes into it.” McDonnell said like many restaurant owners say he’s frustrated with what he says is the “undue burden faced by his industry.” He said it’ll take a while to order supplies and assemble staff before he reopens. “Ultimately, this is going to be lifted, something’s going to get back to normal, so that’s what...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — In just hours, COVID-19 mitigation restrictions will be reduced across the state of Pennsylvania — allowing restaurants and businesses to reopen their doors to customers. Restrictions put in place by Governor Wolf last month will expire at 8:00 a.m. Monday. Places like gyms and restaurants have been counting down to being able to open their doors again. Restaurants have been closed or forced to do takeout-only since December 12th. Governor Wolf and and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said the restrictions helped to flatten the curve across the state following the post-Thanksgiving surge in Coronavirus cases. So for restaurants — this now means they can have 50% capacity for indoor dining if they are self certified. If they are not self certified, they can only have 25% capacity. RELATED STORIES COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Dept. Of Health Will Not Lift Restrictions, Indoor Dining Ban Before...
    By KEN STICKNEY, The Advocate LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The sounds of progress on McNeese State University’s campus come these days from trades people and heavy equipment. If you hear the persistent hum of motors and clatter of construction around the core of campus, that’s a good thing. COVID-19 with all its demands on social distancing, course delivery and student satisfaction was just one imposing challenge for the McNeese community in the fall semester. Then Hurricane Laura smacked the campus with Category 4 winds of 150 mph Aug. 27, and Hurricane Delta, with up to 20 inches of rain in Calcasieu Parish, followed on Oct. 9. Laura tore or ripped off 50 roofs; Delta poured water into buildings. Talk about unruly visitors. Gone were the dorms and a functioning library and central campus. Gone were the students, too, wholly transferred to remote learning and pilgrim status, some seeking internet...
    By JOSH VERGES, St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL, MInn. (AP) — New state guidance that will enable Minnesota’s youngest learners to head back to school next month is getting cheers from urban districts, jeers from rural schools and a mixed response from teachers. Within hours of Gov. Tim Walz’s announcement that elementary schools soon can operate at full capacity, even as coronavirus case rates remain high, some of the state’s largest school districts said they’d move as quickly as possible. Anoka-Hennepin, Osseo, Elk River and Robbinsdale all said they would resume a full-time, in-person schedule for grades 2 and under on Jan. 19, with grades 3 to 5 joining them two weeks later. St. Paul Public Schools said it will make the same transition, starting Feb. 1. “We know students are more successful when they are face-to-face with their teachers and engaging socially with their peers, so we are...
    By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - After decades of neglect, one of ancient Rome's most important monuments, the mausoleum of the first emperor Augustus, has been restored and will reopen early next year, city officials announced on Friday. The mausoleum is the largest circular tomb in the world and was constructed in 28 BC near the banks of the river Tiber to house the remains of Augustus and his heirs, including the emperors Tiberius, Caligula and Claudius. "This is an historic moment," Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi told reporters, saying the site would open to tourists on March 1, with entrance free for all until April 21, the day the city marks its founding in 753 BC. "To reopen a monument like this is a signal of hope as we look with good faith towards the future despite the uncertainties of the pandemic. We need to work for the future and...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As some New York City schools in COVID-19 hot spots are about to reopen, a school in the Bronx is forced to close. P.S. 24 in the Spuyten Duyvil section is temporarily closed after having two positive coronavirus cases within seven days of each other, CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis reported Friday. A frustrated parent dropping her kids off at the school saw a sign on the doors that read, “P.S. 24 will be closed Thursday and Friday.” More schools across the Tri-State Area are closing and going remote due to COVID-19 outbreaks. (CBS2) “I saw they said at 6 o’clock they’d let us know, but at 6 o’clock there was nothing there,” one mother said. A letter the principal sent to parents late Wednesday alerted, “Two or more members” of the school community tested positive for COVID-19, shifting the school to fully remote classes. Another update on the...
    A coalition of private and public schools, including the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, called Monday for the County Board of Supervisors and public health officials to begin accepting waiver applications to allow elementary schools to open — an issue that Board Chair Kathryn Barger said would be discussed at their Tuesday meeting. Calling itself the “Students First Coalition,” the group also includes Village Christian School and several other religious organizations. The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District on Monday penned its own letter, backed by several South Bay mayors, urging the county to accept waiver applications. The letters included at least one prominent signatory from the American Academy of Pediatrics. “We have been waiting and working within the state and county guidelines toward preparing our school for the possibility of reopening,” said Tom Konjoyan, head of school at Village Christian School, a nondenominational Sun Valley campus for...
    CHICAGO — Chicago is allowing restaurants, bars, salons and gyms to welcome back more patrons later this week — but it’s too soon to reopen Chicago Public Schools, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday. The mayor said an announcement on CPS could come “relatively soon,” but noted officials aren’t ready yet to allow students back in classrooms amid the coronavirus pandemic. Students have been remote learning since the Sept. 8 start of the school year. The second quarter begins Nov. 9, and there had been some early talk about targeting that date for a return. But Lightfoot said no decision has been made. “We’re not there yet, and we have to make these decisions in the next few weeks,” Lightfoot said. “Look, as a parent myself with a school aged child, talking to parents all across the city … there’s a lot of anxiety on the part of parents. Most parents don’t...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Schools have had to look at everything they do as they prepare for the new year – and that includes how they clean. Districts have changed schedules for custodians and hired more staff. Some have turned to high-tech solutions. Cape Cod Academy in Osterville will use a UV cart that drives over surfaces with ultraviolet light. The Purifly device disinfects wherever it is sprayed. (WBZ-TV) “It can kill bacteria, fungus, mold, and, of course, what we’re so interested in today during this pandemic, which is viruses,” said Kevin O’Neil. His company, Kobo Utility Construction, helped designed the car. O’Neil, who has school-age children, said getting the product to schools was a priority, but it has been used safely at other businesses. He hopes it can provide relief for schools looking for peace of mind. “The technology’s been around for 25 years,” said David Grenshaw, co-founder of Light...
    With schools on Long Island reopening this week, some teachers are raising red flags and rallying due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, Sept. 8, dozens of educators in Bohemia held a car parade protest, driving by the Connetquot School District’s administration office on Ocean Avenue, expressing concerns about reopening classes during the virus. The first day of school.in the district is scheduled to be on Thursday, Sept. 10. The Connetquot Teachers Association, which includes hundreds of teachers, has expressed concerns about a lack of available PPE, insufficient contact tracing protocols, not enough sanitation in school buildings, and a failure to properly train educators on how to teach in the “new normal.” “Some parents have written in their remarks asking what solutions has the Association suggested to some of the problems,” they stated. “We have suggested many. Unfortunately, they fall on deaf ears.” When schools reopen, Connetquot...
    Disney, Universal and SeaWorld officials say Southern California theme parks are ready to reopen as soon as the state issues guidelines for safely swinging open the gates of the major tourist destinations. Executives from Disney, Universal and SeaWorld said California theme parks were “ready to roll” during a theme park roundtable in Orlando on Wednesday, Aug. 26 led by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. The Disney, Universal and SeaWorld officials used the Florida roundtable as an opportunity to gently but firmly remind California Gov. Gavin Newsom that their theme parks in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties are “ready to go” after more than five months of coronavirus closures. California theme parks closed in mid-March amid the COVID-19 pandemic and remain shuttered indefinitely while they await state guidelines for safely reopening. Disney, Universal and SeaWorld have reopened theme parks in China, Japan, Singapore, France, Florida and Texas following extended coronavirus...
    ANAHEIM (CBSLA) — Every day the rides and main attractions at theme parks remain closed in California. Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis, said it’s not just the parks that lose, but the people around them. “Not just thousands. Not just tens of thousands. But really, when you talk about these operations, hundreds of thousands of jobs are connected to these operations,” he said at a roundtable on Wednesday, where executives from Disney, Universal, and Seaworld met to show Gov. Newsom that they are ready to reopen on a limited basis. Parks in Florida got the green light to reopen with new safety guidelines months ago and have been operating ever since. Online reservations, social distancing, and masks are some of the new requirements at Florida theme parks. Now that Orange County is off the state’s COVID-19 watch list, Disney and Seaworld are hoping to begin operations again soon. “I have a...
    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he was "really pleased" by the work teachers had done to get ready to reopen from next week, a test of his government after it failed to return all children to schools earlier this year. Johnson, whose Conservative government has come under fire for how it has tackled education during the coronavirus crisis, said it was "crucial" for all children to return to school and that he would look at medical evidence to see whether he should change the government's advice on wearing face-coverings. "I'm really pleased by the work that teachers, schools, parents, pupils have done to get ready," he said on a visit in southwest England. (Reporting by Sarah Young, writing by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Stephen Addison) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday said he has his “fingers crossed” that schools in the state are prepared to safely reopen for the fall semester, while admitting he questions whether he would send his own children back to a New York City classroom amid the coronavirus pandemic. Cuomo, during an appearance on NBC’s “Today” on Friday, said he “would have a lot of questions,” when asked whether he’d send his own children to school in New York City amid the pandemic. CUOMO AUTHORIZES NEW YORK SCHOOLS TO REOPEN “This is a risky proposition no matter how you do it, let’s be honest,” he said. “We’ve seen schools open -- we’ve seen colleges open -- and get into trouble in one week. So there’s a lot of questions to answer.” When asked whether he was confident schools were ready to reopen, Cuomo said: “Fingers crossed on all of this.” Cuomo has repeatedly said...
    PHOTO VIA ADOBE IMAGESAs thousands of children return to classrooms throughout Florida, local school officials, teachers and doctors spent Wednesday picking apart a state mandate requiring schools to resume in-person instruction this month amid the coronavirus pandemic. “We have no business opening schools by a certain deadline, and certainly not by Aug. 31,” Orlando pediatrician Annette Nielsen said during a daylong video hearing in a legal challenge to an emergency order by Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran requiring schools to reopen five days a week in August. “We’re simply not ready. We don’t have the things in place to open.” The Florida Education Association statewide teachers union last month filed a lawsuit alleging that Corcoran’s July 6 order violates the state Constitution, which guarantees Floridians the right to “safe” and “secure” public schools. The Orange County teachers union filed a similar legal complaint, and Leon County Circuit Judge Charles Dodson consolidated...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- There are more twists and turns in the ongoing debate about reopening schools in New York City.The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) is expected to make an announcement Wednesday about the start of school.Earlier this month, members of the teachers union protested against the start of in-person classes, calling for more safety measures before classes start next month.In the last week thousands of parents have said they are opting to keep their children home when school starts September 10 - and the UFT says that's a good idea.Earlier this month, the union asked the city to push back the start date for in-person learning.RELATED: Schools reopening plan 'unsafe,' teachers and students sayEMBED More News Videos Several New York City Council members are now calling for a delay in reopening public schools in the city. Teachers say time is running out to get their buildings ready.They...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco hotels are gearing up to welcome tourists back to the city by the bay, but only when it's safe. When the city allows it, hotels will be ready with a new set of guidelines for the health and safety of guests and employees.Delys Boone from Salt Lake City flew to San Francisco just for the day on Saturday. She said Union Square was disappointing."Well, it's very empty, it's not what we're used to be the weather's great," said Boone.CORONAVIRUS IMPACT: 70 hotels in San Francisco temporarily closed, industry bracing for changesEMBED More News Videos San Francisco's hotel industry is hurting from millions in lost revenue amid impacts of COVID-19. Delys won't need a hotel, a good thing considering most hotels in the city remain closed to tourists due to the pandemic, except those housing essential workers and some homeless.Kelly Powers from the Hotel Council...
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- A group of parents held a demonstration in Santa Ana to demand that local elementary schools apply for waivers that would allow them to reopen for in-person learning.The demonstrators gathered outside of the Educators' Association officials Tuesday evening and chanted "no school, no pay."Organizers said the lack of in-person schooling disproportionately hurts low-income and minority families who are less able to support distance learning and work from home.They also claim children face less risk from COVID-19 than adults.The union says Gov. Gavin Newsom made the decision to close schools, not the union, and that their priority is the safety of staff and students.IE school district ready to reopen classrooms if granted waiver despite county not meeting requirementsEMBED More News Videos District officials in Lucerne Valley say they feel they're ready to reopen, but whether the state grants them an exception is still up in the...
    LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. (KABC) -- At Lucerne Valley Elementary School in the High Desert, classes are scheduled to begin online this week, although district officials say they feel they're ready to start bringing students back into the classroom twice a week if the state grants them a waiver."We would expect about eight to 10 kids in a classroom, that's it, two days a week," said Peter Livingston, Lucerne Valley Unified School District superintendent. "Then they would be doing their instruction from home on other days."Under certain circumstances, California schools may be able to get a waiver to bring kids back into the classroom. Schools in counties on the state's COVID-19 watch list can apply for waivers that would allow them to conduct in-person learning if they meet certain health requirements to limit the spread of COVID-19.RELATED: Elementary schools in watch list counties can seek waivers to reopen, California health officials...
    PLEASANTON, Calif. (KGO) -- There is growing frustration and anxiety in an industry hard hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Across California and the Bay Area, hairstylists and salon owners are struggling and want to reopen their businesses. In the East Bay, a growing group of stylists are prepared to defy a county order and open anyway.RELATED: Everything to know about California's confusing coronavirus reopening plan, summer shutdown and what comes next"I can't feed my family, we need to open," said stylist Miranda Hankins.Hairstylists and salon owners in the Tri-Valley say they've held on long enough."Our county will not allow us to do anything, not even outdoors," said Pleasanton salon owner Renae Earl.Salons in Alameda County have not been allowed to reopen since the shelter in place order began in March."I can get a boob job for crying out loud, but I can't cut hair," said Hankins.WATCH:'This is not going...
    Union officers are ready to combat again in the event that they assume the reopening of Large Apple faculties is being executed unsafely, union boss Michael Mulgrew stated Tuesday. “All I’m going to say on this name is that I’m getting ready for what to do in the event that they do this,” the UFT chief stated throughout a day city corridor Tuesday by cellphone, in response to a Division of Schooling supply who heard the remarks. They’re ready to take court docket motion, protest and different organizing actions however aren’t at the moment discussing a strike, union sources advised The Put up Wednesday. Already 4% of lecturers, 3,000 complete, have filed for medical lodging in order that they don’t should return to class however that quantity is anticipated to get a lot greater, Mulgrew stated. “It is going to be many extra,” he advised union members, including no...
    KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The mayor of Hawaii County has said the state will not be ready to reopen to tourists Sept. 1 or accept university students from outside the state by Aug. 24. Mayor Harry Kim criticized plans to use a combination of preflight testing and 14-day quarantines for travelers who are not tested or who test positive before arriving in Hawaii, West Hawaii Today reported Sunday. The system is not feasible without methods of effectively separating the two groups and properly monitoring those who need to be quarantined, he said. The state was not ready for those measures when it set Aug. 1 as the first proposed date for reopening and will not be ready to reopen Sept. 1, Kim said. Democratic Gov. David Ige announced July 13 he would wait until Sept. 1 to waive the 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers who test negative for COVID-19....
    ORLANDO -- Walt Disney World is set to reopen Saturday for the first time since coronavirus-related closures in March, and the park is undergoing some major changes to make sure the happiest place on Earth is safe.The iconic Orlando destination slated to open Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom Jully 11. The resort's two other theme parks, Epcot and Hollywood Studios, are opening four days later."We're really focused on having a thoughtful and methodical reopening strategy that's phased on various attendance levels, that allow us to launch, learn and adjust," said Jim MacPhee, the park's senior vice president of operations."Good Morning America" has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Disney World's health and safety measures put in place for guests and employees.The reimagined experience, inspired by Disney resort reopenings around the world, begins the moment visitors arrive for their stay.For example, Disney Hotels now offer mobile check ins. Using the My Disney...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Friday was supposed to be the day when restaurants in Philadelphia and New Jersey were allowed to offer indoor dining, but because of the coronavirus, those plans were put on hold. But some restaurant owners are still putting systems in place to ensure customers feel safe when they can once again have them inside. “We are ready. We’ve been ready,” Bill Proud, owner of Jerry’s Bar, said. Restaurants are chomping at the bit to open up their dining rooms. At Jerry’s Bar in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood, they’ve spaced out tables and installed glass partitions. “Listen, we want our customers to be comfortable, we want the staff to be comfortable,” Proud said. REOPENING GUIDE: Current COVID-19 Guidelines for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware The glass partitions are also installed in the sidewalk cafe, and the tables in their so-called streetery are distanced as well. They’re also sanitized regularly....
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The White Sox are getting Guaranteed Rate field ready for baseball.There are lots of changes to keep people safe. Players and staff will be screened as they arrive.The dugout has a designated area for social distancing and the bullpen and locker room areas have been changed to allow for more spacing.When the Cubs take the field later this summer. fans will be able to watch from the Wrigleyville rooftops.A spokesperson for Murphy's said the city will allow the rooftops to open at 25-percent capacity for regular season games and concerts.CARDS REPLACE YANKEES IN FIELD OF DREAMS GAME AGAINST WHITE SOXThe St. Louis Cardinals have replaced the New York Yankees as the opponent for the Chicago White Sox in the Field of Dreams game on Aug. 13 at Dyersville, Iowa.The schedule change caused by the new coronavirus pandemic meant the White Sox no longer play the Yankees this...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- On the eve of Illinois' move to Phase 4 of reopening, Gov. JB Pritzker was asked if he was ready for the "risk" in allowing larger gatherings and having people going into restaurants and bars.Gov. Pritzker said he watches the numbers every day and roots for them to go in the right direction. Still, there is some concern that reopening more of businesses could lead to a surge in cases as seen in other states right now.WATCH: Illinois touts progress in COVID-19 fight EMBED More News Videos Illinois continues to report progress as half of the states in the U.S. see increases in cases and hospitalizations. Downtown Chicago is getting busier and it's likely to become even more crowded as Illinois moves to Phase 4, which worries some people, while others are more hopeful.But epidemiologist Dr. Gary Slutkin does have a big concern. His experience includes working...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- As Illinois makes progress reducing the number of new COVID-19 cases, businesses are ready to move into Phase 4 Friday.Health clubs, movie theaters, restaurants and attractions are getting ready to welcome back visitors with limits.Restore Illinois: 5-phase reopening plan by Governor Pritzker splits IL into 4 regionsThe Brookfield Zoo will open to members on July 1 and to the general public on July 8. The Lincoln Park Zoo opens Friday to members and Monday for the general public.The Shedd Aquarium will open for members on July 1 and the general public will be allowed back on July 3.Tyler Gorski normally goes to the gym five times a week. In quarantine, however, the gym is his basement. He's anxious to get back to the real gym."At the gym there's more to do. There are more weights and better quality machines," said Gorski.When Gorski and everyone else get back...
    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — In New Jersey, residents are just two days away from a long-awaited haircut as the state moves into the next stage of reopening. At Tapestry Hairdressing Salon in Ridgewood, owner Sandy Del Aguila remembers vividly the day she was forced to close as the coronavirus pandemic was exploding in New Jersey. “It was March 17, and it was a really dark day,” she told CBS2’s Nick Caloway. The salon will finally reopen on Monday after three months. Del Aguila owns the salon with her husband, Marcos. “It’s almost like a brand new reopening. We are starting from scratch again, especially because of the regulations,” he said. Those regulations include lots of social distancing. RELATED STORY: Salons, Barber Shops And More Poised To Open In New Jersey; Visitation To Long-Term Care Facilities Will Also Resume Chairs are six feet apart. The waiting room is gone; instead, customers...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The Belmont Stakes are ready to run as live sports returns in New York.The 152nd running usually has crowds of up to 100,000 spectators, but on Saturday, there will be 10 horses on the track and zero fans in the stands.The Belmont Stakes is usually the last leg of the Triple Crown, but it will run first this year. The Kentucky Derby has shifted to September and the Preakness Stakes in October.Having always been a true test of stamina in a mile-and-a-half race, the Belmont Stakes has changed the distance to a mile-and-an-eighth.The race will be at 5:30 p.m.'Tiz the Law' is the favorite in Saturday's race. Should that horse win, it will be the first New York-bred horse to win the Belmont Stakes in 138 years.MORE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 COVERAGEabc7NY Phase Tracker: COVID-19 Help, Information. Stimulus and Business UpdatesUPDATES New York CityNew JerseyLong IslandWestchester and Hudson...
    As Northern Virginia enters Phase Two of the state’s reopening plan on Friday, gyms in the region are preparing to open their doors once again. “We’re excited to be able to get people back in the gym,” said Justin Case, owner of Underground Athlete in Fairfax County. He said the stay-at-home orders were a big hit to business, though online workout sessions allowed him to keep paying his staff. As the gym sat empty, Case said he has been preparing it for the day it could reopen. With the gym on the smaller side, and only catering to training sessions made by appointment, he said the changes he has made have not been that difficult to implement. REOPENING PLANS AROUND THE REGION Northam: Northern Va. to enter Phase Two on Friday Most of Md. to resume indoor dining with restrictions on Friday Prince George’s Co. to enter Phase Two on Monday...
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