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disneyland reopening
Julia Sachs
on March 5, 2021

California Releases Guidelines For Sports Arena, Disneyland Reopening

Health officials in California have said that certain theme parks and sports stadiums can re-open their doors starting April 1st with larger venues opening later in the month. The news comes after nearly an exact year of mass closures in California and throughout the country over the COVID-19 pandemic. A Disneyland reopening will represent a […]

red mercedes benz
Alex Manos
on February 24, 2021

Quarantining With Your Car

Since the start of the pandemic, people have been looking for any excuse to safely escape from their homes for a few hours. Walks in the park or around the neighborhood are an easy fix, but when everyone else has the same idea, it can become difficult to maintain the 6 feet of recommended distance. […]

epidemiologist
Julia Sachs
on February 9, 2021

We Talked To An Epidemiologist About Facebook’s COVID-19 Misinformation Crackdown

Facebook announced on Monday that it will implement a new approach to combating COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation. The company clarified in a blog post that it will pair a unilateral approach to disseminating factual information about the pandemic and the vaccine with an initiative to moderate as much misinformation as it can. The company will […]

annual passholder
Julia Sachs
on January 14, 2021

Disneyland Will Fold Its Annual Passholder Program

Disneyland, which has been closed for nearly a full year, announced on Thursday that it will begin issuing refunds as it begins to fold its annual passholder program entirely. The company announced in an email to annual passholders that the ongoing closure of the California parks played a role in this decision. “For nearly four […]

Colorado
Julia Sachs
on December 29, 2020

Colorado Confirms Positive Case Of U.K. COVID-19 Strain

A new, highly contagious strain of COVID-19 that was first detected in the United Kingdom and triggered a strict lockdown in the London area has made its way into the United States. Colorado health officials on Tuesday announced that the first confirmed case of the new virus variant has been detected in the state. The […]

Justin Shamlou
on December 28, 2020

Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants Say They’re Forced To Fly After COVID-19 Exposure

Jack*, a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines, was approaching the end of his work trip and was stopped at Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) when he got a phone call from his employer. After working several back-to-back flights, a representative for Southwest Airlines was calling to let him know that he’d been exposed to COVID-19 […]

horseracing
Julia Sachs
on December 22, 2020

What do horseracing, pirating, and the Dalai Lama have to do with the pandemic? They’re all part of the relief package.

The nearly 6,000 page stimulus bill that passed in the House on Monday represented the first major step toward an economic relief plan that Americans have had in months. After receiving a stimulus check earlier in the year, constituents across the United States have been united in the demand for another relief package to ease […]

fair food drive-thrus
Jori Ayers
on December 10, 2020

A New Era: Fair Food Drive-Thrus

Who would have thought that a fair drive-thru would ever become an actual thing? Neither did I, and I’m more excited about than I thought I would be. As we know, many things have been shut down or canceled due to COVID-19, but some events had other plans and are determined not to let it […]

Joseph Meuse
on November 20, 2020

Why Small Businesses Need Our Support Every Day

Small Business Saturday, established by American Express, celebrates the diversity of small businesses across the U.S. and recognizes the importance of supporting small businesses, the jobs they help create, and the culture they foster in local communities. The pandemic heightens the urgency and importance of supporting our local small businesses. This year, it is crucial […]

covid-19 advisory board
Julia Sachs
on November 9, 2020

President-Elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Advisory Board Will Focus On Marginalized Communities

President-elect Joe Biden got to work this morning by announcing a team of advisers that would consult on the pandemic once he takes office on January 20th. The COVID-19 advisory board consists of doctors and nurses with a lot of experience in epidemiology and epidemic response from around the nation. This announcement comes on the […]

covid-19 advisory board
Julia Sachs
on November 5, 2020

The Trump Administration Claimed COVID-19 Would ‘Disappear’ After Election Day – So Far, It Rages On

The United States saw record COVID-19 numbers this week as the Presidential election continues for its third straight day with no results. Hospitals are overwhelmed around the country, and the death toll currently sits at around 233,000 as of Thursday afternoon. But members of the Trump Administration, including President Trump’s own son, spent much of […]

Loralyn Mears PhD
on November 2, 2020

Monday Motivation: Working from Home with Daniel Hall

Monday motivation, we need it, stat! We’ve all been listening the news and there hasn’t been that much to be thrilled about. But we have a special guest today, Daniel Hall, to get us motivated, Monday motivation style – with a twist. His experience and new project are more important than ever as we’re all […]

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