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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 …

Coronavirus Update: Over 6 Million Cases, Supreme Court Rejects Religious Challenge, India Lifts Some Restrictions

Coronavirus Update: Over 6 Million Cases, Supreme Court Rejects Religious Challenge, India Lifts Some Restrictions

Just as the number of coronavirus cases worldwide crossed the six million mark, the European Union said Saturday that it would continue to support the World Health Organization after the United States said it would pull out. “The W.H.O. needs to continue being able to lead the international response to pandemics, current and future,” said Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, and Josep Borrell, who serves …

Coronavirus Update: U.S. Economy Shrank 4.8%, New CDC Figures Reveal True Death Toll, Trump Wants Visitors to be Tested

Coronavirus Update: U.S. Economy Shrank 4.8%, New CDC Figures Reveal True Death Toll, Trump Wants Visitors to be Tested

IN BRIEF
The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus hit a somber milestone, having surpassed the number of Americans killed in the Vietnam War in the period 1955 to 1975.
The U.S. Commerce Department said that the U.S. economy shrank at a 4.8% annual rate in the first quarter. The decline was its biggest contraction since the 2008 financial crisis.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the number of …

East and West Coast Governors Form Councils to Reopen the Economy

East and West Coast Governors Form Councils to Reopen the Economy

The governors of six states – New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Delaware – said Monday that they plan to work together to reopen the region’s economy once the novel coronavirus outbreak starts to wane.
Announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at his daily televised briefing, the plan will bring health and economic development officials from the six states together to begin to develop strategies to …