Nov 05, 2020
AP – In a recent travel update, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention makes it clear: Staying home is the best way to protect yourself against the coronavirus.
If you do travel, the CDC says, sharing a rental home with people from your own household is safer than staying with friends or family who aren't from your household or staying at a hotel where you would encounter more people.
Oct 31, 2020
New York Daily News – Travelers arriving in New York from non-neighboring states will have to quarantine and undergo mandatory coronavirus testing as cases spike across the country, Gov. Cuomo announced Saturday.
The governor said New York will require inbound travelers to show a negative COVID-19 test from three days or less before they arrive or be subject to a 14-day self quarantine.
With a negative test, they would still be expected to quarantine...
"Thirteen Australian women were taken to an ambulance on the tarmac and told to remove their underwear before being examined."
Qatar Airways Faces Protest Over Examination of Australian Women
October 27, 2020
Bloomberg – Qatar Airways faces an effective grounding of its planes in Sydney as workers consider striking over the treatment earlier this month of some female Australian passengers in Doha.
The union representing Sydney airport workers is considering refusing to service, clean or refuel Qatar Airways...
Don't bet on the U.S.-Canadian border reopening anytime soon |
Oct 15, 2020
USA TODAY – In an interview Wednesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his country is committed to keeping the border closed until the United States gets control of COVID-19.
"The U.S. is not in a place where we would feel comfortable reopening those borders," he told the hosts of "Smart Start," which airs on Canada's Global Television Network. “We will continue to make...
CDC suggests your family have a "virtual dinner" this Thanksgiving |
Fox News – Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday that people will have to make “their individual choice” when it comes to how to go about celebrating Thanksgiving and seeing family.
He told Yahoo News on Thursday during a live Q&A.
“I think we need to realize things might be different this year, particularly if you want to have people who are going to be flying in...
"Even with infected passengers aboard, the odds of catching COVID-19 are relatively small."
Aug 18, 2020
HealthDay – Just how safe is it to fly during the pandemic?
The story of one international flight in March – before the advent of mask and glove protocols – suggests that even with infected passengers aboard, the odds of catching COVID-19 are relatively small.
Reporting Aug. 18 in the journal JAMA Network Open, German researchers recount the health outcomes for 102...
North Carolina State Fair CANCELED |
Is Carolina Country Music Festival next?
July 28, 2020 |
Myrtle Beach, SC (WBTW) – City Council will meet this week to talk about the challenges around having the Carolina Country Music Festival.
The festival was originally set for June 4th, but due to health concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak it was postponed to September 17th.
City council will not vote on whether to reschedule or cancel the festival altogether.
An announcement on their decision...
"As a slew of recent scandals and scuffles has demonstrated that not even Nashville can maintain the status quo anymore."
"Country music can no longer hide its problems" – The Atlantic
| Opinion by Spence Kornhaber, July 15, 2020
The Atlantic – The No. 1 song on country radio at the moment is about the joy of tequila, Jimmy Buffett, and crowds.
“One Margarita,” by the 43-year-old Georgia-born superstar Luke Bryan, gives a detailed plan for losing one’s...
No racism cries as Mexicans block road from US over virus fears
July 5, 2020
Associated Press, MEXICO CITY — Residents of the town of Sonoyta, across from Lukeville, Arizona, briefly blocked the main road leading south from the U.S. border over the weekend over fears of coronavirus outbreaks.
Arizona has seen a major upsurge in infections and there were worries about intensified contagion during the July 4 weekend.
Sonoyta Mayor José Ramos Arzate issued a statement Saturday "inviting U.S....
A string of country shows — some flouting social distancing and masks — were held in recent days
June 30, 2020
Rolling Stone – Last Saturday (Juen 27), Chase Rice played a concert in Petros, Tennessee, for nearly 1,000 smiling fans.
You could tell they were smiling because virtually none of them were wearing masks.
Photos and videos of the gig showing concertgoers packed in tight by the stage — some of them shared by Rice himself...
“I don’t want to die and I want the airline to stop putting people at risk.”
Airlines want us to feel safe, but a mashup of COVID rules leads to chaos and confusion
June 25, 2020
Kaiser Health News – Tony Scott boarded an American Airlines flight May 25 from Los Angeles to Dallas. It was a trip he felt he had to take despite concerns about the coronavirus. His son, who lives in Texas, was...
"I love country music... It's healing music. "
Country music reckons with race and its future
Jun 26, 2020 |
By KRISTIN M. HALL, AP Entertainment Writer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When country singer Rissi Palmer was working on her debut album, she wanted a song like Gretchen Wilson's "Redneck Woman," a song that would introduce her and tell her story to fans.
On her 2007 debut single, "Country Girl," she celebrated her country roots while explaining that she...
"Foul balls hit into the seating bowl will be cleaned by staff with disinfectant wipes"
Take me out to the ballgame ... or not
High fives, t-shirt tosses, and cash purchases are all out of the question as America's pastime returns
June 25, 2020
Headline Health – Baseball is returning and the new rules may take some getting used to by players, fans, and stadium staff alike.
Amateur baseball at historic Holman Stadium in Nashua, New Hampshire – once...
"We thought it might be counterproductive if we forced mask-wearing on those people who believe strongly that it is not necessary."
AMC theater chain backpedals, will require face masks after all
June 19, 2020
This week, AMC theaters announced plans for reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic — and one aspect immediately raised concerns.
The company's "AMC Safe & Clean" plan outlines enhanced cleaning protocols and details for social distancing, but a certain preventative measure was missing from the...
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