The seven-day average of new deaths in the counties that house the most populous cities in the United States, tells a slightly different story — New York County, Los Angeles County, Cook County (Chicago), Harris County (Houston), Maricopa County (Phoenix), Philadelphia County, Bexar Country (San Antonio), San Diego County, Dallas County, and Santa Clara County (San Jose). … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Deaths in U.S. Plunge in Recent Weeks as New Cases Hit Record Levels
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Alabama Arkansas Arizona California Florida Georgia Iowa Idaho Louisiana Mississippi North Carolina Nevada South Carolina Tennessee Texas Utah “If an individual is traveling to New Jersey from one of these sixteen states, he or she should self-quarantine a period of 14 days,” Murphy said. “Our collective efforts to flatten the curve and beat the virus, in coordination with our neighbors in New York and Connecticut, have led to a steady decline in COVID-19 positive cases, hospitalizations, and rate of transmission. However, many states across the country are experiencing a significant uptick in this data and we must remain vigilant to continue our progress against the virus. I urge those who are arriving from a hot spot to get a COVID-19 test while they are here to ensure their health and safety, and that of those around them.” … [Read more...] about New Jersey Asking Travelers From 16 States To Self-Quarantine
It took even longer to secure full recognition of the holiday at the state level. As of 1986, when the federal MLK holiday took effect, only 17 states had done likewise. In addition to the usual efforts to dilute the holiday, it became popular in southern states to incongruously draft it onto commemorations of Confederate generals. Notably, Virginia combined the MLK holiday with recognition of both Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson until 2000. To this day Alabama and Mississippi honor Lee and King together. … [Read more...] about What Will It Take to Make Juneteenth a National Holiday?
“It's been a challenge, there's no question about it,” said Scott Bell, general manager of the Harbor Hotel, which has remained open during the pandemic. “We're seeing occupancy levels that can't even be explained. We don't create the demand, we support the demand, so to have the track open and car clubs coming in, there's a pulse back in the region, which is wonderful to see. … [Read more...] about Watkins Glen open again, optimistic for NASCAR weekend
“It really helps to calm you so you can get through that Zoom call without fussing at people,” she said. “And if you’re really feeling experimental, I love to turn the leaves into a body scrub or add it to my bath water, especially the cherry rose tea.” … [Read more...] about The Dig Callback: Finding Tranquility In Hard Times At Brooklyn Tea