His role, Balmes insisted, was limited to making an introduction that he thought would open up an important line of communication: “Elon Musk wanted to reopen Tesla and Dr. Craner wanted to talk through with Dr. Pan what he was planning in terms of worker protection. I agreed to cyberintroduce Dr. Craner to Dr. Pan.” … [Read more...] about COVID Expert Denies Lobbying for Tesla in California Reopening Fight
• Hotel vs. home rental? UCSF infectious disease expert George Rutherford said big high-rise hotels can be riskier with many shared spaces and high-use elevators. But also know that hotels generally have stepped up cleaning and safeguards to avoid virus spread. Whichever you choose, ask about safety precautions and COVID-19 guidelines before you book and again before you arrive. … [Read more...] about Road trip checklist: How to prep for California car travel in the coronavirus pandemic
Hotels in many counties — San Diego, Napa and El Dorado, to name a few — are gearing up to open to outside visitors June 12 after having been limited to lodging essential workers. But the threat of COVID-19 has cast a shadow over the travel and hospitality industry, which thrive on serving visitors in high volume. … [Read more...] about California hotels are starting to open up, but is it safe to stay in one during coronavirus?
Small businesses around the state have been hit hard during shelter-in-place orders and some have closed permanently. Others are easing back into operation. Many retail establishments that have reopened are operating on limited hours and requiring customers to wear masks. Some are setting quotas on the number of people allowed inside at once or setting time limits on customer visits. … [Read more...] about Here’s everything you need to know about road tripping in California this summer
Back at Redwood National Park, near Crescent City in Del Norte County, maintenance crews have begun building plastic shields at visitor centers in preparation for their reopening. The new barriers are intended to better protect the public and park rangers as they begin to interact again. So will limits on how many people enter the visitor centers and partitions to guide their movements. … [Read more...] about California’s national parks are reopening, but expect big inconveniences this summer