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Coronavirus News: August 1 – California First State with 500,000 Cases, Infections Rise in Germany

Coronavirus News: August 1 – California First State with 500,000 Cases, Infections Rise in Germany

California becomes first state to surpass 500,000 cases in troubling milestone as it broke the previous record for daily Covid-19 deaths.
In Germany, the number of new daily coronavirus cases topped 800 after remaining below 500 for weeks, the Robert Koch Institut said earlier in the week.
Meanwhile, the Canadian government is cracking down on those individuals who are traveling through the country to reach the state of Alaska.  Americans and visitors …

Coronavirus News: July 27 – National Security Advisor Tests Positive, Virus Cancels Baseball, Birx Urges States to Close Bars

Coronavirus News: July 27 – National Security Advisor Tests Positive, Virus Cancels Baseball, Birx Urges States to Close Bars

Officials recorded over 1,000 deaths in the United States for four days in a row, prompting a group of 150 prominent medical experts to sign a letter sent to members of Congress, state governors, and the Trump administration. “Right now, we are on a path to lose more than 200,000 American lives by November 1st. Yet, in many states people can drink in bars, get a haircut, eat inside a …

Coronavirus News: July 23 – California Sets Single Day Record for Cases, More States Mandate Masks

Coronavirus News: July 23 – California Sets Single Day Record for Cases, More States Mandate Masks

Officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance for individuals who are recovering from Covid-19.  In general, patients would be judged to have recovered if ten days have passed since they first felt ill provided they no longer have any symptoms. In addition, those who test positive for the virus but remain asymptomatic may exit self-isolation ten days after their first positive test.
The State of California …

Why Indoor Dining is So Risky in the Age of Coronavirus

Over the past several days, we’ve seen state officials focus on one aspect of the reopening more so than any other that is causing the number of new coronavirus cases to spike: Indoor dining.
Restaurants face great challenges when they try to reopen their dining rooms. Ventilation systems can create complex patterns of airflow and keep viruses aloft.  As a result, simply spacing tables six feet apart, in line with current …

California Mandates Masks in Public to Slow Spread of Covid-19

California Mandates Masks in Public to Slow Spread of Covid-19

Trying to slow the rise in coronavirus cases as the state’s economy reopens, Governor Gavin Newsom of California made it mandatory for Californians to wear masks in most indoor settings as well as outdoors when public distancing isn’t feasible.
“Science shows that face coverings and masks work,” the governor said in a statement concerning the new order. “They are critical to keeping those who are around you safe, keeping businesses open …

JetBlue to Offer Mint Service From Newark Airport to San Francisco and Los Angeles

JetBlue to Offer Mint Service From Newark Airport to San Francisco and Los Angeles

JetBlue Airways said it plans to offer daily Mint non-stop transcon service linking Newark Liberty International Airport with both San Francisco International and Los Angeles International airports come July.
Mint is the airline’s business-class offering.  It offers passengers a premium cabin with fully lie-flat seats on JetBlue’s Airbus A321s.  Four seats in the cabin are private suites with doors.  The seats in the private suites are 22” wide and extend into …

‘Welcome to the Hotel California’: Hotels in the Golden State Begin to Reopen Friday

‘Welcome  to the Hotel California’: Hotels in the Golden State Begin to Reopen Friday

It’s not quite what the Eagles had in mind with their song, but hotels throughout the state of California will begin to open their doors to guests Friday after several months of paused operations amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
All but seven of the state’s 58 counties will be allowed to host guests, under current California Department of Public Health guidelines.  The list of counties where hotels may reopen does not include …