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Covid Testing Rule for Travel Ends, But Is It Good News for Everyone?

The United States, at the stroke of midnight early Sunday morning, dropped the requirement for travelers to that country to produce a negative test for the coronavirus, but that does not mean it’s safe to travel if you test positive and are planning to fly, literally anywhere.
The rule, which was put in place in January 2021, ended for United States-bound travelers beginning at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Sunday, June 12.
The …

Celebrate National Doughnut Day Today with Your Free Donut at Dunkin’ and Krispy Kreme

Today, June 3, is National Doughnut Day, and many doughnut shops are offering free deep-fried torus-shaped pieces of dough to their customers.
Also known as National Donut Day, it is celebrated in the United States and Canada and was established in 1938 to honor the “lassies” of the Salvation Army who served doughnuts to soldiers during the First World War. It takes place annually on the first Friday in June.
Doughnuts are …

Here’s What’s Open and What’s Closed on the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday

Thursday and Friday are bank holidays in Great Britain as part of the queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II marks the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II.  In the United Kingdom, the usual bank holiday that takes place at the end of May was moved to the start of June to create a four-day bank holiday weekend from June 2 through June 5.
Elizabeth ascended the …

Monday Is Memorial Day: Here’s What’s Open and What’s Closed

Monday is Memorial Day in the United States, a holiday that honors Americans who died while in military service. This Monday also marks the third time the holiday has taken place during the coronavirus pandemic.
Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day and marks the unofficial start of summer. Since 1970, it is a federal holiday observed on the last Monday in May.
The manner of observance stems from the ancient idea of …

The Lehman Trilogy Leads 2022 Outer Critics Circle Awards, Six Wins Best Musical

The Outer Critics Circle award winners for the 2021-2022 Broadway season were announced Tuesday morning. The awards encompass 27 categories and include both Broadway and Off-Broadway shows.
“Six” and “The Lehman Trilogy” were awarded Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Broadway Play, respectively, while “Take Me Out” and “Company” took home honors for Outstanding Revival of a Play and a Musical, respectively.
“Prayer for the French Republic” was recognized as Outstanding …

Some Broadway Theaters End Proof of Vaccination Requirement, But All Maintain Mask Mandates

Sunday marked the first day since the reopening of Broadway last summer that many theaters will not require theatergoers to present proof of vaccination to attend a show, although all Broadway houses will continue to mandate that they don face masks.
The change came as New York City raised its Covid alert from low to medium, amidst a high number of new cases clustered in Manhattan.
The Broadway League, the group that …

Should I Still Mask Even If No One Else Does?

While the federal mask mandate in the United States ended rather abruptly last month – some travelers were told mid-flight that they could unmask if desired, an announcement accompanied by much cheering in some cases – it has left responsible individuals wondering when they should don a face mask.
The court ruling that ended the federal came just as Covid cases in the country started to trend upwards.
The 7-day average of …