What Can Reopen in the Red Tier?

Wednesday: The answer to that, and other questions you may have about California’s reopening. Also: A deadly crash near the border.

#california, #coronavirus-reopenings

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Texas Drops Its Virus Restrictions as a Wave of Reopenings Takes Hold

As coronavirus cases fall, states are rescinding mask mandates and reopening businesses and schools, prompting people to emerge after months of isolation despite uncertainty about the pandemic’s future.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle

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Texas and Other States Reopen as Covid Cases Fall

As coronavirus cases fall, states are rescinding mask mandates and reopening businesses and schools, prompting people to emerge after months of isolation despite uncertainty about the pandemic’s future.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle

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What to Know About California’s Plan to Reopen Schools

Tuesday: Lawmakers unveiled a long-negotiated deal for reopening schools, but not everyone is on board.

#california, #coronavirus-reopenings

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Colleges That Require Virus-Screening Tech Struggle to Say Whether It Works

Many schools that use fever scanners and symptom checkers have not rigorously studied if the technology has slowed the spread of Covid-19 on campuses.

#campusclear, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #health-screening, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #science-and-technology, #software, #symptom-checker, #university-of-idaho, #university-of-missouri, #wearable-computing

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Trump 2.0 Looks an Awful Lot Like Trump 2020

Are we really going to do this again?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-reopenings, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #third-party-politics-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Cuomo in Crisis, Republicans Emerging: Updates From New York’s Mayoral Race

Several major candidates called for an investigation into Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, as two Republicans vied for key endorsements.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #endorsements, #mateo-fernando, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #sexual-harassment, #sliwa-curtis, #yang-andrew-1975

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As School Closures Near First Anniversary, a Diverse Parent Movement Demands Action

Frustrated with remote learning, parents in the Philadelphia area are running for office, suing, relocating and retreating to private school.

#bucks-county-pa, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #norristown-pa, #parenting, #philadelphia-pa, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Broadway is Dark. London is Quiet. But in Australia, It’s Showtime.

Temperature-taking robots, scanning codes for contact tracing, and generous refund policies are helping shows like “Frozen,” “Come From Away” and “Hamilton” get back onstage.

#actors-and-actresses, #australia, #come-from-away-play, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #frozen-play, #hamilton-play, #harry-potter-and-the-cursed-child-play, #moulin-rouge-the-musical-play, #theater

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Assessing Claims in the Coronavirus Stimulus Debate

Lawmakers have made an array of misleading claims about “Pelosi’s subway,” unauthorized immigrants receiving checks, school funding and the minimum wage as they debate the $1.9 trillion relief bill.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #federal-budget-us, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #minimum-wage, #scalise-steve, #stimulus-economic

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Positive Virus Tests Decline in N.Y., but Variants Loom

The number of people testing positive is dropping slowly, but new variants and a relatively slow vaccination rate threaten progress.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #el-sadr-wafaa, #museums, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Why Common Colds Might Spike When Kids Return to School

Hong Kong schools reported a surge in colds when students resumed in-person learning. Here’s what it means for kids in the U.S., and what parents can do to prepare.

#colds, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #immune-system, #parenting, #shutdowns-institutional, #viruses

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The Coronavirus Is Plotting a Comeback. Here’s Our Chance to Stop It for Good.

Many scientists are expecting another rise in infections. But this time the surge will be blunted by vaccines and, hopefully, widespread caution. By summer, Americans may be looking at a return to normal life.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #shutdowns-institutional, #states-us, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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‘Everything Seems So Tenuous’: Variants Threaten N.Y.C.’s Progress on Virus

Cases have fallen more slowly in New York City than nationwide, and highly contagious variants are causing concern.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #new-york-city, #new-york-state

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New York City’s Arts and Recreation Employment Down 66%, Report Says

The New York State comptroller’s office details the effects of the pandemic’s devastation and says a full recovery would be made only with government assistance.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #culture-arts, #dancing, #dinapoli-thomas-p, #finances, #labor-and-jobs, #museums, #music, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #wages-and-salaries

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San Francisco Pauses School Renamings to Focus on Returning Students to Classrooms

A plan to rename schools that honored people like Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson was put on hold after criticism of the plan and, particularly, its timing amid the pandemic.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #feinstein-dianne, #jefferson-thomas, #lincoln-abraham, #lincoln-abraham-high-school, #lopez-gabriela, #names-organizational, #san-francisco-calif, #slavery-historical, #washington-george-1732-99

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Where Biden’s Virus Plan Stands

The president visits a vaccine plant as he faces thorny questions on fulfilling his promises.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Johnson Lays Out a Cautious Path for Ending the U.K.’s Covid Lockdown

Having confused and angered Britons in the early stages of the pandemic, he is determined to make the step-by-step plan “irreversible.”

#conservative-party-great-britain, #coronavirus-reopenings, #england, #johnson-boris

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Oakley School Board Resigns After Mocking Parents on Livestream

Unaware their conversation was public, district trustees in Oakley, Calif., suggested that parents eager for schools to reopen merely wanted “their babysitters back.”

#coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #oakland-calif, #parenting

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Germany, Once a Model, Is Swamped Like Everyone Else by Pandemic’s Second Wave

After winning widespread recognition for its handling of the coronavirus last year, Germany now finds itself struggling with its sluggish vaccine rollout and a frustrated population.

#biontech-se, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #germany, #merkel-angela, #politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Hurt by Lockdowns, California’s Small Businesses Push to Recall Newsom

The pain for such enterprises been particularly acute in the state, leading some to back an effort to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #los-angeles-calif, #newsom-gavin, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business

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Biden Says He’s Pro-Science. Why Is His Schools Plan Based on Fear?

The administration’s guidance for sending kids back to the classroom is far too restrictive.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Kamala Harris: Women Leaving Work Force During Pandemic Is a ‘National Emergency’

“In one year,” Vice President Kamala Harris said, “the pandemic has put decades of the progress we have collectively made for women workers at risk.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #delauro-rosa-l, #harris-kamala-d, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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No Parties. No Sports. How Oberlin College Is Surviving the Pandemic.

Colleges across the country are figuring out how Covid has changed the college experience, while parents are struggling to understand why schools haven’t changed their price tag.

#cancel-culture, #carmen-twillie-ambar, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #oberlin-college, #united-states

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Oregon Is Vaccinating Teachers. It Might Not Be Enough to Reopen Schools.

Oregon is a case study in how Pacific Coast cities are lagging the country in resuming in-person teaching.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brown-kate-1960, #california, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #oregon, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-state, #western-states-us, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on What She Learned From Battling the Teachers’ Union

In an interview, Ms. Lightfoot talked about how she hoped to rebuild trust in the system and eventually reopen high schools.

#chicago-ill, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #lightfoot-lori, #mayors, #organized-labor, #teachers-and-school-employees

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New York Was the 1st Big School District to Reopen. Here’s What Happened.

Elementary schools have been open for months. As the city prepares to reopen middle schools, problems remain, but there is also cause for optimism.

#chicago-ill, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #elementary-school, #new-york-city, #parenting, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Inside a Nursing Home After the Covid-19 Vaccine: Joy, Relief and Game Night

A nursing home where vaccinations have finished offers a glimpse at what the other side of the pandemic might look like.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #elder-care, #nursing-homes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wheeling-w-va

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Schools Must Reopen to All Children This Fall. Here’s How.

The new C.D.C. guidance for bringing children back to class is a good first step, but it’ll take more to safely teach every student in person, every day.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12

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CDC Draws Up a Blueprint for Reopening Schools

Amid an acrid national controversy, the agency proposed detailed criteria for returning students to classrooms.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #organized-labor, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #ventilation, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-science

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Republicans Seize on Shuttered Schools as a Political Rallying Cry

As President Biden struggles to keep his pledge to reopen schools in 100 days, Republicans in Congress are hammering at the issue as a way to win back alienated women and suburban voters.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blunt-roy-d, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #republican-party, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Americans Must Ensure Masks Fit Snugly or Double Up, C.D.C Says

With the vaccine rollout moving slowly and contagious coronavirus variants spreading, the agency said masks still offered powerful protection — if worn correctly.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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What You Need to Know About the CDC’s New School Guidelines

The federal government’s new guidance for reopening classrooms does not require teachers to be vaccinated first.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #teachers-and-school-employees, #vaccination-and-immunization

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French Mayor Opens Museums, Defying Coronavirus Orders

Cultural institutions in France have been clamoring to reopen for months. They found an unlikely champion in a far-right civic official in Perpignan.

#aliot-louis, #art, #bachelot-roselyne, #coronavirus-reopenings, #france, #hyacinthe-rigaud-perpignan-france-museum, #louvre-museum, #museums, #national-rally-france, #paris-france, #perpignan-france, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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We Asked 175 Pediatric Disease Experts if It Was Safe Enough to Open School

In many places, the debates over reopening are fraught. But in a survey, experts broadly agreed that elementary schools didn’t need vaccines to open safely.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #masks, #shutdowns-institutional

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Indoor Dining Resumes in N.Y.C.

In the coming weeks, New Yorkers will also be able to return to sports arenas and attend larger weddings across the state.

#barclays-center-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #lunar-new-year, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #stadiums-and-arenas, #weddings-and-engagements

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Biden Trims Ambitions on School Reopening Pledge

As the White House struggles to flesh out President Biden’s promise to reopen schools within 100 days, aides have found themselves steadily lowering expectations.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #law-and-legislation, #stimulus-economic, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What Will It Take to Reopen Schools?

The Biden administration is determined to restart in-person learning quickly. But there are some major hurdles.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-states

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What Can We Learn From Where the Schools Stayed Open?

As districts across the country wrestle with when to return to in-person instruction, the story of Providence, R.I., offers a lesson in what it takes to do so.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #quarantines, #raimondo-gina-m, #rhode-island, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Mark Cuban Says He Told Mavericks to Stop Playing Anthem

The N.B.A. has long required the playing of the national anthem before games, but the league gave teams permission to skip the ritual this season.

#american-airlines-center, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuban-mark, #dallas-mavericks, #national-anthems, #national-basketball-assn, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016

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How Dentistry Adapted to Covid-19: Less Drilling, Less Germ Spray

The pandemic has forced dentists and hygienists to change some of the methods for maintaining good oral hygiene, to protect patients as well as themselves.

#american-dental-assn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #teeth-and-dentistry, #your-feed-healthcare

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‘She Just Lost It’: Chicago School Fight Leaves Families in Limbo

If approved Tuesday by educators, a deal between the city and its teachers’ union could send a first wave of students back to classrooms this week — for the second time.

#chicago-ill, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12

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New York City Takes Another Step Toward Fully Reopening

Tens of thousands of middle school students will be able to return to classrooms later this month for at least part of the week.

#adda-indian-canteen-queens-ny-restaurant, #carranza-richard-a, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #indian-food-cuisine, #indian-americans, #lower-east-side-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #pandya-chintan

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Colleges Vowed a Safer Spring. Then Students, and Variants, Arrived.

Many universities instituted new testing protocols, hoping to avoid the problems of the fall. But coronavirus variants and uncooperative students have already driven outbreaks.

#american-college-health-assn, #ann-arbor-mich, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #interscholastic-athletics, #university-of-michigan

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N.Y.C. to Reopen Middle Schools, but Most Students Will Still Learn From Home

The decision will put about 62,000 more students back in classrooms, meaning that a quarter of the city’s 1 million public school students will be learning in person by March.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-federation-of-teachers, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Union Leader Who Says She Can Get Teachers Back in Schools

In cities and suburbs where schools remain closed, teachers unions are often saying: not yet. Can Randi Weingarten change that?

#american-federation-of-teachers, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #organized-labor, #teachers-and-school-employees, #weingarten-randi

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Chicago Teachers Tentatively Agree to Return to Classrooms

If approved, the deal would avert a strike and allow some students to receive in-person instruction starting this week.

#chicago-ill, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #lightfoot-lori, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Summer School Is a Hot Idea Right Now. Could It Work?

Numerous obstacles make extending the school year a tough proposition, but the Biden administration wants to put billions behind it as a way of offsetting pandemic-era learning losses.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #northam-ralph-s, #summer-school, #virginia

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Take a Visual Tour Through California as It Reopens

Friday: Californians hope it’ll be their last time easing restrictions. See how it’s been going. Also: Capitol riot arrests; and SAG Award nominees.

#california, #coronavirus-reopenings

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Is Seeing That Renoir Essential? In the Pandemic, Cities Differ

Arizona has allowed its museums to remain open despite a deadly outbreak, while in cities and states with far fewer cases, the doors have been closed.

#about-time-fashion-and-duration-exhibit, #american-alliance-of-museums, #art, #art-institute-of-chicago, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #costume-institute, #los-angeles-county-museum-of-art, #lott-laura-l, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museum-of-fine-arts-boston, #museums, #philadelphia-museum-of-art, #phoenix-art-museum, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rodgers-timothy-r, #rub-timothy, #smithsonian-institution, #weiss-daniel-h

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