N.J’s Largest City Shuts Down Again as Virus Cases Surge

Newark required nonessential businesses to close indoor operations beginning at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Salons may open by appointment only.

#baraka-ras, #bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #halloween, #ironbound-newark-nj, #new-jersey, #newark-nj, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #telecommuting, #university-hospital-newark-nj

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When Virtual School Means a Respite From Racism

When learning is virtual, Black parents can watch for unfair treatment.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #home-schooling, #race-and-ethnicity, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states

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Salt Lake City to Lose Its Two Daily Print Newspapers

The nearly 150-year-old Salt Lake Tribune and The Deseret News, founded in 1850, said this week that they would continue publishing online and move to weekly printed editions at the end of the year.

#advertising-and-marketing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deseret-news, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #newspapers, #salt-lake-city-utah, #salt-lake-tribune, #shutdowns-institutional

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Hospitals Are Reeling Under a 46 Percent Spike in Covid-19 Patients

The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus has climbed significantly from a month ago, straining cities that have fewer resources to weather the surges.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #el-paso-tex, #hospitals, #milwaukee-wis, #shutdowns-institutional

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Astor Place Cut Hair for Warhol and De Niro, but Won’t Survive the Pandemic

Astor Place Hairstylists has been a beacon of cool for decades, but the virus devastated its business.

#astor-place-manhattan-ny, #astor-place-hairstylists, #barbers-and-barbering, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #hair, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business

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Why the Best G.D.P. Report Ever Won’t Mean the Economy Has Healed

Government data on Thursday will show a record-setting rebound in economic output. But the numbers are misleading.

#commerce-department, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gross-domestic-product, #recession-and-depression, #shutdowns-institutional, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy

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Wall St. Alarm at Surge of Virus Sends Stocks and Oil Lower

Investors get “a reality check about what a renewed round of lockdowns will have on earnings.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #sap-ag, #shutdowns-institutional, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Strand Calls for Help, and Book Lovers Answer

“It’s awkward because the track record for the ownership here is not great,” one customer said. “But it’s also an institution. My parents shopped here.”

#book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #labor-and-jobs, #manhattan-nyc, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #strand-bookstore-manhattan-ny

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Why N.Y.C.’s Economic Recovery May Lag the Rest of the Country’s

More than one million residents are out of work, and the unemployment rate is nearly double the national average.

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Colleges Slash Budgets in the Pandemic, With ‘Nothing Off-Limits’

Liberal arts departments, graduate student aid and even tenured teaching positions are targets as the coronavirus causes shortfalls.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #shutdowns-institutional

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A ‘Final Fantasy’ Alliance Gets Real

Kate Armitage and Eric de Grandmont met online while playing a video game. During chats, they realized their connection ran deeper. Soon they were traveling between New Jersey and Canada and falling in love.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #weddings-and-engagements

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Relieved to Be Back at the Gym, but Is It Safe?

City gyms were allowed to reopen on Sept. 2, but lingering concerns about indoor workouts mean many may not endure.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #exercise, #george-mason-university, #health-clubs, #new-york-city, #planet-fitness, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shutdowns-institutional

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Iowa Never Locked Down. Its Economy Is Struggling Anyway.

President Trump has blamed Democratic officials’ rules for impeding the recovery. But even where restrictions are few, business is far from normal.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #iowa, #quarantines, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #shutdowns-institutional, #states-us, #united-states-economy

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Running Live Dance Drills at the Armory

Bill T. Jones and David Byrne are preparing to make use of the Armory’s vast space now. One hitch: Theaters still can’t open in New York State.

#afterwardness-dance, #bill-t-jones-arnie-zane-dance-co, #byrne-david, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #hoggett-steven, #jones-bill-t, #new-york-city, #park-avenue-armory-manhattan-ny, #quarantines, #robertson-rebecca, #shutdowns-institutional, #wong-janet

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They Loved N.Y.C. but Lived in Jersey. The Pandemic Changed That.

Hoboken and Jersey City, often nicknamed the “sixth boroughs” of New York City, have their residents back full time.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hoboken-nj, #jersey-city-nj, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #shutdowns-institutional, #suburbs

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Quibi, Short-Form Streaming Service, Quickly Shuts Down

The company started by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman had a high-profile launch and megawatt Hollywood stars involved but failed to find an audience.

#katzenberg-jeffrey, #mobile-applications, #quibi-holdings-llc, #shutdowns-institutional, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #web-original-programming, #whitman-margaret-c

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Is a Second Wave Starting? New Yorkers Are Steeling Themselves

As the number of virus cases rises, anxious residents are taking precautions and making sure they are prepared this time.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #stockpiling

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To Stop a Winter Coronavirus Surge, Pay Restaurants and Bars to Close

To stop the coronavirus, we have to stop super-spreader events.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

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‘It Has Hit Us With a Vengeance’: Coronavirus Surges Again Across the United States

Unlike earlier outbreaks concentrated in the Northeast and South, the virus is simmering at a worrisome level in most regions.

#ann-arbor-mich, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #illinois, #kansas, #kentucky, #michigan, #montana, #shutdowns-institutional, #south-dakota

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Line Holders Are Paid to Wait All Night Outside Motor Vehicle Offices

A huge backlog at the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission has spawned a new gig worker.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #new-jersey, #new-jersey-motor-vehicle-commission, #shutdowns-institutional

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When Start-Ups Go Into the Garage (or Sometimes the Living Room)

Labs closed in the pandemic, but innovation doesn’t stop. So while some workers have the home office, engineers have the garage.

#batteries, #cerebras-systems, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #engineering-and-engineers, #innovation, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #natron-energy, #relocation-of-business, #shutdowns-institutional, #silicon-valley-calif, #start-ups, #voyage

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A Viral Theory Cited by Health Officials Draws Fire From Scientists

A manifesto urging reliance on “herd immunity” without lockdowns was warmly received by administration officials. But the strategy cannot stem the pandemic, many experts say.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #elderly, #epidemics, #fauci-anthony-s, #medicine-and-health, #nabarro-david, #nursing-homes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #snow-john-w, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-science

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Herd Immunity? Or ‘Mass Murder’?

A proposal to let people with low risk of infection live without constraint could lead to a million or more preventable deaths.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #institute-for-health-metrics-and-evaluation, #medicine-and-health, #shutdowns-institutional, #sweden, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Bright Spot for N.Y.C.: In Schools, Only 18 Positives Out of 10,676 Tests

The absence of outbreaks, if it holds, suggests that the city’s efforts to return children to classrooms could serve as an influential model for the nation.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

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In NYC Schools, Only 18 Positive Coronavirus Tests Out of 10,676

The absence of outbreaks, if it holds, suggests that the city’s efforts to return children to classrooms could serve as an influential model for the nation.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Cuomo’s Virus Crackdown Angers Catholics, Who Say They’re Singled Out

Church leaders, who have clashed with the governor before, said that Catholics have followed mask and social-distancing rules.

#churches-buildings, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-city, #places-of-worship, #roman-catholic-church, #shutdowns-institutional

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‘Out of Control’: When Schools Opened in a Virus Hot Spot

In a suburban Salt Lake City district, coronavirus cases spiked as students returned to their classrooms.

#corner-canyon-high-school, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #salt-lake-city-utah, #shutdowns-institutional

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How Windows Have Caused Anxiety at Hunter College Schools During Pandemic

The building that is home to Manhattan’s Hunter College High temporarily closed after three students tested positive for the virus.

#city-university-of-new-york, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #hunter-college-campus-schools, #hunter-college-high-school, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Inside N.Y.C.’s Insanely Loud Car Culture

At gatherings in empty lots all over New York, loudness is the point. But how much are weary residents supposed to take?

#new-york-city, #noise, #shutdowns-institutional

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Will the Diamond District Survive?

The pandemic has given the famous stretch of Midtown, long a hub and destination for all things jewelry, its share of troubles.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diamond-district-manhattan-ny, #diamonds, #jewels-and-jewelry, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional

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What Happens When a Virus Crackdown Cuts Right Through a Neighborhood

New York is trying something novel for an American city in the pandemic: allowing reopenings in some areas while shutting down businesses and schools that are just blocks away.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #forest-hills-queens-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #queens-center-mall-queens-ny, #rego-center-queens-ny, #shutdowns-institutional

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As Coronavirus Surges and Brexit Deadline Nears, Boris Johnson Stalls

The prime minister’s delaying strategy carries severe risks if he misplays his hand, with the pandemic worsening and a Brexit deadline approaching.

#burnham-andrew-m-1970, #conservative-party-great-britain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #johnson-boris, #khan-sadiq, #labour-party-great-britain, #liverpool-england, #london-england, #manchester-england, #shutdowns-institutional, #starmer-keir

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Inspired by Trump, Hasidic Backlash Grows Over Virus Rules

Orthodox Jewish leaders have seen a growing, raucous faction of young men in the community, tired of pandemic guidelines and resentful of the secular authorities.

#borough-park-brooklyn-ny, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #tischler-heshy, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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This School Year Has Been Unlike Any Other

Some examples of how the world of education has responded to the pandemic.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Your Local Bookstore Wants You to Know That It’s Struggling

Independent booksellers are desperate for customers to return, and not just for an online reading.

#american-booksellers-assn, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional

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Europe, Which Thought It Had Coronavirus Tamed, Faces Second Wave

France imposed a curfew on Paris and other major cities, and other countries are taking similar steps as record caseloads fill hospitals and governments try to respond without lockdowns.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #catalonia-spain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #europe, #european-union, #france, #germany, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #netherlands, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #shutdowns-institutional

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Central Europe Suffers as Coronavirus Surges

The Czech Republic, with the highest transmission rate in Europe, closed schools, bars and restaurants. In some countries in Central Europe, there is a critical shortage of doctors and nurses.

#bucharest-romania, #budapest-hungary, #bulgaria, #central-europe, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #czech-republic, #disease-rates, #europe, #european-union, #gazeta-wyborcza, #gdansk-poland, #hospitals, #hungary, #kaczynski-jaroslaw, #orban-viktor, #oxford-university, #pew-research-center, #politics-and-government, #prague-czech-republic, #romania, #shutdowns-institutional

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Why Students Can’t Get Laptops

A surge in worldwide demand for low-cost laptops has created shipment delays and pitted desperate schools against one another.

#asian-americans, #bensonhurst-brooklyn-ny, #black-people, #borough-park-brooklyn-ny, #brooklyn-nyc, #chinese-americans, #colleges-and-universities, #columbus-dispatch, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #e-learning, #education, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #families-and-family-life, #football-college, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #generation-z, #hong-kong, #idaho, #immigration-and-emigration, #iowa, #jews-and-judaism, #laptop-computers, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-city, #new-yorker, #north-carolina, #ohio, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #southeast-asia, #tablet-computers, #uniforms, #university-of-florida, #wesleyan-university, #wichita-kan

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New York Philharmonic Cancels the Rest of Its Season

There is a growing sense that the resumption of large-scale performing arts in New York, and throughout much of the nation, is still almost a year away.

#borda-deborah, #classical-music, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-philharmonic, #shutdowns-institutional

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The News Cycle Is Crushing Seattle’s Vibrant Restaurant Scene

Among the first in the country to go into Covid-19 lockdown, the city has also experienced the effects of protests and wildfires. It has been vertiginous for a dining community shaped by prosperity.

#amazon-com-inc, #bars-and-nightclubs, #boeing-company, #canlis-restaurant-seattle-wa, #dillon-matt, #douglas-tom-chef, #inslee-jay, #jordan-edouardo, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #salare-seattle-wash-restaurant, #seattle-wash, #shutdowns-institutional, #stowell-ethan

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July Is the New January: More Companies Delay Return to the Office

From Ford to Microsoft, white-collar companies are increasingly extending working from home through next summer.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #summer-season, #telecommuting, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Using the Pandemic as an Opportunity to Lose Weight and Get in Shape

While many people gained weight during the lockdowns, others have used the change in routine to eat better and exercise more.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #food, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #weight

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How a Feud Between Cuomo and de Blasio Led to a Chaotic Virus Crackdown

The mayor pushed out a plan, only to have the governor override him, causing unnecessary confusion for thousands of business owners and school parents.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #shutdowns-institutional

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No Home, No Wi-Fi: Pandemic Adds to Strain on Poor College Students

Some low-income students have dropped out, and there are growing concerns about hunger and homelessness.

#california, #colleges-and-universities, #community-colleges, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #e-learning, #financial-aid-education, #shutdowns-institutional

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Britain’s New Measures to Control Virus Inflame North-South Tensions

Boris Johnson campaigned on a promise to “level up” struggling northern areas, but his three-tier plan threatens to keep them in economically debilitating lockdowns.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #johnson-boris, #liverpool-england, #london-england, #manchester-england, #scotland, #shutdowns-institutional

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How to Support Independent Restaurants

As the weather gets colder in many places, mom-and-pop establishments are under even more strain. You can take some simple steps to help them survive.

#content-type-service, #gift-cards-and-certificates, #gofundme, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business

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Guantánamo Bay Navy Base Raises Health Alert and Closes Facilities

Residents received little information about the source of the health scare that halted activities at the outpost in Cuba.

#detainees, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #international-committee-of-the-red-cross, #military-tribunals, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

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15% of Virus Tests Are Positive, and Few Wear Masks in One Orthodox Suburb

Several towns with large ultra-Orthodox Jewish populations are seeing coronavirus case rates that are among the highest in New York.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #hasidism, #jews-and-judaism, #kiryas-joel-ny, #lakewood-nj, #monsey-ny, #orange-county-ny, #prayers-and-prayer-books, #rockland-county-ny, #shutdowns-institutional, #sukkot-jewish-holiday, #vaccination-and-immunization

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As Virus Surges in Europe, Resistance to New Restrictions Also Grows

Public health officials say “pandemic fatigue” presents a real challenge to countries trying to enforce new measures meant to slow the virus while avoiding national lockdowns.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #europe, #medicine-and-health, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional

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‘If No Tourists Come, I Have No Business’: New York’s Tourism Crisis

International arrivals to New York are down as much as 93 percent, and the people and businesses of the city’s tourism industry are on the brink.

#broadway-league, #coronavirus-reopenings, #grand-central-terminal-manhattan-ny, #kennedy-international-airport-queens-ny, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mark-hotel-manhattan-ny-hotel, #nycco, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #taxi-and-limousine-commission, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #united-states-travel-assn

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