What Does Riding N.Y.C.’s Subway Look Like In a Pandemic?

We talked to New Yorkers at stations in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Their experiences riding the subway hint at the barriers to drawing back those who are not.

#commuting, #corona-queens-ny, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #financial-district-manhattan-ny, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny, #transit-systems

How France’s Economy Is Surviving the Covid Pandemic

“Socialism” seems to be working pretty well.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #france, #internal-sub-only-nl, #international-trade-and-world-market, #socialism-theory-and-philosophy

What Does Living With Omicron, and the Next Covid Variants, Truly Mean?

With Covid here to stay, some public health experts say we need to adapt to a “new normal.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #debatable

Why Coronavirus Testing Is Falling Short in Many Schools Across the U.S.

As millions of American students head back to their desks, the virus testing that was supposed to help keep classrooms open safely is itself being tested.

#coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #tests-medical

Despite Omicron, Los Angeles Students Are Returning to Class

All staff members and students, vaccinated or not, must be tested for the coronavirus before returning to public school campuses.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-unified-school-district, #tests-medical

Chris Hayes on How Biden Can Have a Better 2022

The political journalist discusses the Biden administration’s successes and failures with the economy, pandemic response and climate change.

#audio-neutral-informative, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #democratic-party, #hayes-chris-1979, #inflation-economics, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Randi Weingarten Still Wants Schools Open

Even with Omicron, the teachers’ union leader isn’t calling for shutdowns.

#american-federation-of-teachers, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #democratic-party, #education, #education-k-12, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees, #weingarten-randi

Eric Adams’s First Days: Battling Omicron, Then a Deadly Fire

During his first week in office, the mayor focused on keeping schools open. Then on Sunday, he was faced with devastating loss of life in the Bronx.

#adams-eric-l, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #banks-philip-iii, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #mayors, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government

Uganda Reopens Schools After World’s Longest Covid Shutdown

Many countries have closed classrooms on and off, but Uganda had kept more than 10 million students at home since March 2020. Critics say it took a heavy toll.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #kampala-uganda, #museveni-yoweri, #shutdowns-institutional, #uganda

London Schools Are Determined to Stay Open. Staff Illnesses Make It Hard.

Schools across England are grappling with what it looks like to live with the pandemic as it enters its third year. Sound familiar?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #england, #london-england, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

New Yorkers Reflect on a Stressful Week Back at School Amid Omicron Wave

Two dozen interviews with parents, educators and students revealed a range of opinions about whether schools should remain open. But most said the return to classrooms had been bumpy.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #teachers-and-school-employees, #vaccination-and-immunization

How TV Shows Are Moving Past the Coronavirus Pandemic

Remember the coronavirus pandemic? Some shows, faced with an unpredictable reality, prefer to put it safely in the past.

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With No School in Sight, Chicago Families Grit Their Teeth

While city officials clash with the teachers’ union over how to return to classrooms amid Omicron, families around Chicago reflect on the pandemic’s effects on their children.

#chicago-ill, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

Chicagoans Adjust to Closed Schools During Union Dispute

Teachers voted to stop going to school amid a standoff between Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Teachers Union, which called for more virus safeguards.

#chicago-ill, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #lightfoot-lori, #strikes

Is Covid Causing Decision Fatigue? Share Your Story.

We want to hear from you.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hospitals, #internal-open-access, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Chicago Public Schools and the Teachers’ Union Clash

Two days after winter break, union members were preparing to vote on whether they would refuse to report to school buildings.

#american-federation-of-teachers, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #lightfoot-lori, #mayors, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #weingarten-randi

Parents Grapple With Omicron as Open vs Remote Schools Debate Continues

Some want classrooms to stay open through the surge; others are desperate for a remote option. For nearly all, it’s an agonizing situation.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

Office Attire That Makes a Statement: ‘OK, Let’s Hug’

Employers are desperate to figure out a way to safely get employees back to their desks. Enter the humble wristband.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #workplace-environment

Meisha Porter Had 3 Goals as N.Y.C. Schools Chief: ‘Open. Open. Open.’

The departing New York City schools chancellor pulled off a big task in a short period of time: reopening the nation’s largest school district during a pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #porter-meisha-r

‘Doubling Down on New York’: A Manhattan Neighborhood Bounces Back

The Omicron variant is keeping Manhattan’s offices empty. But an influx of residents and a housing boom in neighborhoods like Chelsea hint at a better future.

#chelsea-manhattan-ny, #compass-real-estate, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #miller-samuel-inc, #new-york-city, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #wylde-kathryn-s, #zandi-mark

NYC Schools Will Reopen with More Covid-19 Testing to Limit Closures

Instead of delaying the start of in-person school and pivoting to remote learning, New York City will aim to detect more infections to mitigate disruptions.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #hochul-kathleen-c, #new-york-city

As Traffic Roars Back, Neighborhoods Outside Manhattan Feel the Pain

With transit use lagging and truck deliveries and car ownership rising, congestion across New York City is likely to be worse after the pandemic than it was before.

#adams-eric-l, #congestion-pricing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #inrix-inc, #new-york-city, #riders-alliance, #roads-and-traffic, #schwartz-samuel-i, #trucks-and-trucking

NYC Traffic: How Neighborhoods Outside of Manhattan Are Feeling the Pain

With transit use lagging and truck deliveries and car ownership rising, congestion across New York City is likely to be worse after the pandemic than it was before.

#adams-eric-l, #congestion-pricing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #inrix-inc, #new-york-city, #riders-alliance, #roads-and-traffic, #schwartz-samuel-i, #trucks-and-trucking

Sardi’s Is Back After 648 Days, Its Fortunes Tied to Broadway

The caricatures are back up. But many shows are canceling performances just as Sardi’s reopens, a hurdle for a restaurant catering to the theater crowd.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #klimavicius-max, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #restoration-and-renovation, #sardi-vincent-sr, #sardis-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #schumacher-thomas, #shubert-organization, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #wankel-robert-e

The Students Returned, but the Fallout From a Long Disruption Remained

“They’re like, ‘The world’s out of control, why should I be in control?’” the principal of Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Pa., said of some of his struggling students.

#anxiety-and-stress, #bailey-iii-harrison, #bethlehem-pa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #liberty-high-school, #mental-health-and-disorders, #principals-school, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #school-discipline-students, #teachers-and-school-employees, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

‘It Felt So New York’: One Year on the Subway

The city has begun to recover from the pandemic in fits and starts. Throughout, the world underneath the streets has mirrored the suffering, and joys, of the city above.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #transit-systems

Eric Adams’s First Big Task as Mayor: Reopening Schools in the New Year

New York City’s school system experienced by far the most chaotic and disrupted days of the fall semester this week, as virus cases rose across the city.

#adams-eric-l, #banks-david-c-1962, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional

Adams Cancels Inauguration Gala in Latest Sign of Omicron Surge

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his successor, Eric Adams, are weighing difficult decisions as the city faces another troubling wave of coronavirus cases.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #de-blasio-bill, #disease-rates, #inaugurations, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #vaccination-and-immunization

Covid-19 and Schools: Are They Ready for the Next Big Surge?

Districts say they don’t want to close classrooms again. But the latest wave in Covid-19 cases could challenge the rickety infrastructure that has kept schools running this year.

#chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #northeastern-states-us

Are Schools Ready for the Next Big Surge?

Districts say they don’t want to close classrooms again. But the latest wave in Covid-19 cases could challenge the rickety infrastructure that has kept schools running this year.

#chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #northeastern-states-us

NYC’s $1 Pizza Slice Becomes Inflation’s Latest Victim

Dollar-slice businesses, a staple of New York City’s dining scene, face an existential crisis as food prices rise at their fastest pace in decades.

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Do Not Close the Schools Again

The Omicron surge is scary. But schools must stay open.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #shutdowns-institutional

How Accurate Are At-Home Covid Tests? Here’s a Quick Guide

When used correctly, many rapid antigen tests are good at detecting people carrying high levels of the virus.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #tests-medical, #your-feed-healthcare

Can Randi Weingarten Save Public Schools?

Amid the pandemic, the union leader is stuck between outraged parents and burnt-out teachers.

#charter-schools, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #critical-race-theory, #education-k-12, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #teachers-and-school-employees

Offices Close and Holiday Parties Fade as Omicron Brings New Concerns

Employers mandate boosters, postpone return dates and brace for an Omicron surge.

#coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #workplace-environment

As Virus Cases Surge, New Yorkers Feel a Familiar Anxiety

Vaccinated residents who had embraced a return to some normalcy are unsettled: “It’s scary — it feels like we’ve been here before.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #vaccination-and-immunization

For This Theater Leader, a Mission That Goes Beyond the Stage

Sarasota’s Westcoast Black Theater Troupe is getting back to live shows and community outreach after multiple shutdowns.

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Broadway Is Canceling Shows Due to Positive Covid Tests

Broadway, where cancellations were once vanishingly rare, has seen a raft of them as positive coronavirus tests among cast and crew members have upended productions.

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L.A. Schools Postpone Vaccine Mandate for Students Until Fall 2022

The mandate would have required students 12 and over to be fully vaccinated by Jan. 10 or switch to online learning. Now, unvaccinated students will have to be tested frequently starring in January.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-unified-school-district, #vaccination-and-immunization

The Welcome Return of the Run-In

Running into acquaintances used to be a routine annoyance. Now, it’s an unholy rush.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #dating-and-relationships, #friendship

Why New York City’s Jobless Rate Is Double the Rest of the Country’s

The city has regained fewer than 6 of every 10 jobs it lost since the pandemic began, while the nation as a whole has regained more than 90 percent of lost jobs.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-nys, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-city, #unemployment

New Leader Pushes Teachers’ Union to Take On Social Justice Role

Becky Pringle, the country’s top Black labor leader, has plunged the National Education Association into the reckoning unfolding in public schools.

#becky-pringle, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #national-education-assn, #organized-labor, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #weingarten-randi

What Is the Perfect Date to Bring Workers Back to the Office?

More and more companies are saying: We’ll get back to you.

#charity-water, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #docusign-inc, #express-employment-professionals, #labor-and-jobs, #monday-com, #qualtrics, #workplace-environment

Rethinking U.S. Rules on International Travel

Readers discuss testing requirements and suggest a quarantine. Also: Outdoor dining; universal pre-K; Roe v. Wade; machines and morality; Gil Hodges.

#abortion, #artificial-intelligence, #baseball, #coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #halls-of-fame, #hodges-gil, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vermont

New Virus Restrictions in Britain Worry Businesses

“None of it’s going to be good,” an economist warns as people are likely to retreat from some aspects of social life as Covid measures tighten.

#bank-of-england, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #great-britain, #london-england, #pret-a-manger, #restaurants

Chinese Tourists Aren’t Coming Back Any Time Soon

Even before Omicron’s arrival, China was discouraging its citizens from traveling abroad. That has had a huge impact on global tourism.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #europe, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #paris-france, #rome-italy, #travel-and-vacations

The New Rules for Hosting That Holiday Party

If the 2020 holiday season was the year to cancel everything, 2021 is about figuring out how to get our groove back.

#christmas, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hanukkah, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Jack Dorsey Steps Down and Other Silicon Valley Transitions

Twitter’s new boss needs to boost the company’s value, or someone else will.

#blockchain-technology, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-reopenings, #dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #return-to-office, #square-inc, #tungsten, #twitter, #workplace-environment

Germany Announces Restrictions on Unvaccinated People

The country is trying to fight a monthlong surge in infections that has been breaking daily case records.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #germany, #scholz-olaf-1958, #vaccination-and-immunization

How Is the Pandemic Reshaping New York City’s Cultural Landscape?

Join playwright Lynn Nottage, artist Laurie Anderson and writer Sarah Schulman in a virtual event on Dec. 9 to explore the current recovery through the lens of previous eras of cultural resurrection.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #internal-paywall-exempt, #new-york-city