Political Incompetence Can Be as Deadly as Covid-19

Spaniards did their part, staying home and wearing masks. But politicians quarreled among themselves and repeated the mistakes of the first wave of the virus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #popular-party-spain, #spain

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At Cal, Every Sport but Football Feels Like Second String

As the Pac-12 tries to formulate a plan for its most prominent sport, dozens of other sports are awaiting news on their seasons. But how do you prepare for a schedule that doesn’t exist?

#athletics-and-sports, #coronavirus-reopenings, #football-college, #pacific-12-conference, #track-and-field, #university-of-california-berkeley, #volleyball

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87% of N.Y.C. Bars and Restaurants Fell Short on Rent

Despite a plethora of outdoor dining and the plans to allow some indoor dining by next week, the outlook for the food service industry is grim.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #weld-george

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At the Manifesta Biennial, a French City’s Tough Realities Go on Show

The roving international art exhibition is carrying on despite the pandemic. This edition, in Marseille, could be a model for biennials in a changed world.

#art, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #manifesta-exhibit, #marseille-france, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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N.Y.C. Schools Reopen for a First Day Unlike Any Other

Up to 90,000 in pre-K as well as students with advanced disabilities streamed into about 700 school buildings for in-person classes.

#barr-william-p, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #watches-and-clocks

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Supreme Court, Europe Lockdowns, Electric Cars: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings

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Finally, Some Students Will Return to New York City’s Classrooms

Up to 90,000 children in pre-K and students with advanced disabilities can go back to in-person school on Monday.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Mikaela Shiffrin, Staggered by 2020, Wants to Enjoy Ski Racing Again

Her father’s death, pandemic-caused cancellations and a wildfire evacuation gave the World Cup champion a new view on competing: “I want to enjoy it, the way I have enjoyed it in the past.”

#alpine-skiing, #coronavirus-reopenings, #olympic-games-2022, #shiffrin-mikaela, #skiing, #world-cup-skiing

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Pandemic Puts N.Y.C. Hotels on the Brink: ‘A Complete Washout’

Several big hotels in the city have announced that they are closed for good, and some experts say that more shutdowns are coming.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #hilton-times-square-hotel-manhattan-ny-hotel, #hotel-association-of-new-york, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #hyatt-hotels-corp, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #marriott-international-inc, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #unemployment

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How One District Got Its Students Back Into Classrooms

Cajon Valley in California is doing something that many lower-income districts have postponed: offering in-person instruction.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #san-diego-calif, #teachers-and-school-employees

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How N.Y.C.’s Mayor Ignored Warnings and Mishandled Reopening Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio delayed the start of school for a second time, leading to an uproar among parents.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #teachers-and-school-employees

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A Messy Return to School in New York

As the United States’ largest public school system vows to let students return to the classroom, the run-up to the first day of school through the eyes of one teacher illustrates what these plans involve.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #washington-heights-manhattan-ny

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Ready for School to Start? For Most Students, Not So Fast.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement of a phased start to in-person classes left many parents with little time to make alternative arrangements. 

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teachers-and-school-employees

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With Football Returning, Big Ten Cities Brace for More Outbreaks

Although the games will be played without spectators in the stadiums, some officials are concerned they will lead to more off-campus gatherings that could spread the virus.

#athletics-and-sports, #big-ten-conference, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #football-college, #ingham-county-mich, #madison-wis, #michigan-state-university, #minneapolis-minn, #university-of-minnesota

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What Is It With Trump and Face Masks?

It’s not about freedom or culture. It’s cynical politics.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #masks, #presidential-election-of-2020, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Unable to Pay Rent, Small Businesses Hope for a Deal With Their Landlord

Months of pandemic-related closures have left many business owners too deeply in debt to survive without concessions or deferrals.

#abs-partners-real-estate, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #credit-and-debt, #garrett-harker, #ken-giddon, #landlords, #orangetheory-fitness, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #schenker-gregg-l, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business

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A ‘Textbook Example’ of a College Outbreak in N.Y.

Students, parents and staff members at SUNY Oneonta say a problem of lax screening was made worse by risky off-campus gatherings.

#art, #assn-of-art-museum-directors, #brooklyn-museum, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #museums, #new-york-city, #oneonta-ny, #state-university-of-new-york

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A College Football Conference Can Choose Players Over Profits for a Change

The Big Ten’s reversal on playing college football this fall puts young players at risk for our entertainment. The Pac-12 should resist pressure and continue to stand down.

#athletics-and-sports, #big-ten-conference, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #fauci-anthony-s, #football-college, #pacific-12-conference, #scott-larry-1964, #trump-donald-j

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Tiger Woods Would Like to Remind You That He Dominated the U.S. Open 20 Years Ago

On the 20th anniversary of his first U.S. Open win — by the largest margin in history — Woods looked back at his memorable finishes and playing Winged Foot in 2006 after losing his father, Earl.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #golf, #united-states-open-golf, #winged-foot-golf-club, #woodland-gary, #woods-tiger

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Big Ten Will Play Football in 2020, Reversing Decision

Leaders of Big Ten universities have faced pressure from coaches, players, parents and fans since announcing on Aug. 11 that the conference would not compete until 2021.

#big-ten-conference, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #day-ryan-1979, #football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #warren-kevin-1963

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Quarantine on a College Campus

Higher education institutions have become the latest coronavirus hot spots in the United States. One student’s story illustrates the issues with reopening.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #quarantines, #singer-natasha, #tiktok-bytedance, #university-of-alabama

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Schools Are Nearly Back. Here’s What to Know.

New safety measures are in place, and many parents are relieved at the thought of having their children out of the house and occupied.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #presidential-election-of-2020, #strikes, #working-families-party

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Let’s See: Outdoor Theater Is Welcome, but Sightlines Are Vital

It might seem churlish to criticize productions improvising through a pandemic. But for audiences taking the chance, design makes a difference.

#beast-visit-play, #berkshire-theater-group, #cairns-play, #coronavirus-reopenings, #design, #drunkards-wife, #godspell-play, #hauck-rachel, #holiday-billie-theater-brooklyn-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater

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‘Tenet’ Didn’t Bring Audiences Back to Movie Theaters. Now What?

People aren’t going to the movies at anywhere close to the numbers that Hollywood hoped, prompting studios to postpone more big releases. Marvel’s “Black Widow” could be the next to retreat.

#amc-entertainment-holding-inc, #cinemark-holdings-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #movies, #regal-cinemas, #tenet-movie, #warner-brothers

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New York City Museums Offer Back to School Discounts

Many museums and zoos are offering free and discounted admission for students and caregivers in the next few weeks.

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #bronx-zoo-wildlife-conservation-park, #coronavirus-reopenings, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #morgan-librarymuseum, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #national-september-11-memorial-and-museum, #new-york-city, #nycco, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

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Stop Expecting Life to Go Back to Normal Next Year

Americans will need to take pandemic precautions well into 2021 — yes, even after a vaccine arrives.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #influenza, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How Can Executives Reach the Mayor? Try a Strong Letter.

Business leaders wrote Bill de Blasio asking for help bringing their employees back to the office. He asked for their help in return.

#brooklyn-nyc, #condominiums, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #high-net-worth-individuals, #jetblue-airways-corporation, #morgan-stanley, #new-york-city, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #warby-parker

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Cynthia Nixon: The Coronavirus Has Laid Bare New York’s Public School Inequities

My TV show is a very safe place to work. My son’s school — well, it might check air circulation with a yardstick and toilet paper.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Climate Change, Wildfires, Life on Venus: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings

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In Berlin, the Art World Spreads Out to Stay Safe

The first major international art event since the lockdown started took place at smaller venues around the city, rather than under a single roof.

#art, #berlin-germany, #berlin-art-week, #berlin-bienniale, #collectors-and-collections, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #gallery-weekend-berlin, #petzel-gallery, #positions-berlin, #spruth-magers-berlin-germany-gallery

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How China Brought Almost 200 Million Students Back

We’re also rounding up thought-provoking ideas about Covid-era education, and bringing you the latest local updates for K-12 and college.

#atlantic-the-magazine, #axios-media-inc, #boston-mass, #boston-college, #california, #california-state-university, #children-and-childhood, #china, #colleges-and-universities, #communist-party-of-china, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #e-learning, #education, #education-k-12, #florida-state-university, #football-college, #georgia, #los-angeles-calif, #maine, #massachusetts, #michigan-state-university, #new-york-city, #oregon, #rochester-ny, #shutdowns-institutional, #university-of-kansas, #university-of-michigan, #university-of-texas-at-austin, #washington-state, #wuhan-china, #yglesias-matthew

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When You Love — and Loathe — Watching the N.F.L.

The return of professional football to a nation living on a raw and perilous edge, struggling to confront a lethal virus and trying to heal its deep racial wounds, offered fans a tense and unlikely paradox.

#carroll-pete, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #houston-texans, #kansas-city-chiefs, #national-football-league

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These Families Feel Forgotten as N.Y.C. Pushes to Open Schools

Months of remote learning have taken a harsh toll on New York City’s roughly 114,000 homeless students and their families.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #homeless-persons

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West End Shows Announce a Return, Even as U.K. Coronavirus Cases Rise

“Six,” the hit musical, will start an 11-week run in November, with other shows including “The Mousetrap” also slated to resume soon.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #london-england, #lyric-theater, #nimax, #six-play, #theater

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As Fires Disrupt Schools, ‘the Pandemic Has Actually Helped’

After wildfires consumed an entire town, students and teachers who had planned for remote classes found some comfort in staying connected amid the chaos.

#butte-county-calif, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #darling-hammond-linda, #disasters-and-emergencies, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #paradise-calif, #sonoma-county-calif, #wildfires

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Fauci Says It Could Be a Year Before Theater Without Masks Feels Normal

Dr. Anthony Fauci said a vaccine would need to exist for nearly a year before people might feel comfortable returning to theaters unmasked, which he said would likely be mid- to late 2021.

#broadway-league, #coronavirus-reopenings, #fauci-anthony-s, #garner-jennifer, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #theater, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Enrique Oliu, Rays’ Blind Broadcaster, Navigates a Year Without Fans

Enrique Oliu, a blind radio broadcaster for the Tampa Bay Rays, relies on crowd noise and on-field sounds to do his job. This season, he’s had to adjust more than anyone.

#baseball, #blindness, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #ears-and-hearing, #oliu-enrique, #radio, #tampa-bay-rays

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Building Public Places for a Covid World

What are architects and urban planners foreseeing as people cautiously gather? Streets “curated” for various uses and dynamic cityscapes that both advance wellness and knit communities together.

#architecture, #area-planning-and-renewal, #coronavirus-reopenings, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #urban-areas

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Inside the Clash Between Powerful Business Leaders and N.Y.C.’s Mayor

The tensions burst into the open when 163 executives joined to criticize Bill de Blasio’s leadership. Others think their portrait of the city is overly bleak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #de-blasio-bill, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #high-net-worth-individuals, #new-york-city, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #wylde-kathryn-s

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Prepare Kids for Back-to-School During the Pandemic

Face mask? Check. Hand sanitizer? Got it. Here’s how you can help kids ease back into school this fall.

#anxiety-and-stress, #child-mind-institute, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #lighter-jennifer, #medicine-and-health, #new-york-university-langone-medical-center, #parenting, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #yale-school-of-medicine

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Trump and Biden Make Politics Out of College Football Shutdowns

College sports leaders aren’t thrilled to see football assume a role in the presidential campaign, but they’re not surprised.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #big-12-conference, #big-ten-conference, #college-athletics, #coronavirus-reopenings, #emmert-mark, #football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ohio-state-university, #pacific-12-conference, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #warren-kevin-1963

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How China Brought Nearly 200 Million Students Back to School

China says the reopening of classrooms proves that its top-down system is superior. To overwhelmed teachers and students stuck on campuses, its restrictions can feel like overkill.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #politics-and-government

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How Campuses Became the New Covid-19 Hotspots

Like meatpacking plants and nursing homes early in the pandemic, campuses across the country are experiencing outbreaks.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #miami-university, #university-of-alabama, #university-of-dayton, #university-of-missouri, #university-of-nebraska

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N.Y.C. Remembers 9/11 Amid a Pandemic

The solemn rituals that mark a tragedy that brought New York and the nation to its knees will be altered under the burden of another crisis.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #national-september-11-memorial-and-museum, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #september-11-2001, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

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Coronavirus in NY: 150 Big Businesses Warn De Blasio of ‘Widespread Anxiety’ Over City’s Future

Leaders of companies like Goldman Sachs and JetBlue implored Mayor Bill de Blasio to take more decisive action to halt the city’s decline.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #new-york-city, #partnership-for-new-york-city

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Des Moines Schools Defy Governor’s Reopening Order Amid Coronavirus

In one of the nation’s sharpest clashes over school reopening, officials in Des Moines say Iowa’s Republican governor is pushing them to risk public safety.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #des-moines-iowa, #disease-rates, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #iowa, #republican-party, #reynolds-kimberly-1959, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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What if We Have to Wait Years for a Coronavirus Vaccine?

A silver-bullet vaccine is far from guaranteed. But it’s also not the only way out of the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #debatable, #epidemics, #fauci-anthony-s, #immune-system, #tuberculosis, #viruses

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150 Big Businesses Warn Mayor of ‘Widespread Anxiety’ Over N.Y.C.’s Future

Leaders of companies like Goldman Sachs and JetBlue implored Mayor Bill de Blasio to take more decisive action to halt the city’s decline.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #new-york-city, #partnership-for-new-york-city

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A University Had a Great Coronavirus Plan, but Students Partied On

An unexpected upswing in positive tests at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign showed how even the most comprehensive approaches to limiting the virus’s spread can break down.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #fraternities-and-sororities, #parties-social, #physics, #tests-medical, #university-of-illinois-urbana-champaign, #xkcd

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How the N.F.L. Started Football Season on Time in the Pandemic

The league stuck to plans to open its season Thursday with the Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Houston Texans, even as pandemic spikes, player opt-outs and racial unrest forced alterations.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #coronavirus-reopenings, #dallas-cowboys, #elliott-ezekiel-1995, #football, #jones-jerry, #kansas-city-chiefs, #lift-every-voice-and-sing-song, #national-football-league, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #thomas-michael-1993, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016

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