Tag: COVID-19

New York City Is First to Mandate Proof of Vaccine 

New York City became the first in the United States to require customers and workers to prove at least one vaccine dose for indoor activities.

That mandate includes showing proof of one’s vaccination status to enjoy any indoor dining experiences.

Restaurants are not the only industry affected by this mandate. Gyms, Broadway performances, and other indoor entertainment venues must all comply with the order.

NYC implemented this requirement after similar requirements were issued in Italy and France in July. Enforcement began on September 13 after the rules took effect on August 16.

City Workers Face Weekly Testing in NYC

Mayor de Blasio has made aggressive moves to encourage more New Yorkers to get vaccinated. With concerns over the Delta variant spreading, city workers who don’t get their Covid shots face a weekly testing protocol.

The NYC mayor has also offered a $100 incentive to the public if they’re willing to get their vaccinations.

“If you want to participate in our society fully,” he said at an August press conference, “you’ve got to get vaccinated. It’s time.” 

These rules come as other states mandate vaccines for employees and contractors and reinstate indoor mask requirements. The school year is already rocky because of the Delta variant, with hundreds of students and teachers getting infected. In August, two teachers from the same Texas district died from the disease, forcing them to switch to online learning.

Before the Delta variant surge, the U.S. was averaging about 13,000 daily cases. That figured jumped to 86,000 per day, with almost all those figures coming from unvaccinated populations.

There is no timetable in place to remove the mandate for proof of vaccination, and it may be wise to monitor political dynamics as it relates to this issue. 

Places You Can Visit With Your Kids Without Going Outside

If staying indoors was a tough enough challenge for you, try staying inside with children. That’ll give you something to fret about. Children are the last ones to want to stay inside during this time of the year when spring has finally arrived. They want to go out and ride bikes with friends and hang around the park, but the current situation makes it difficult to do so safely. That means you’re stuck inside the house with children who are feeling bored and irritated for being forced to be inside the house, and on top of that, you can’t do anything about it.

When children can’t find anything to do, they’ll start quarreling among themselves, and that’s when you know that things can’t get any more destructive than they already are. The world may be facing a global crisis, but there’s a whole other level of crisis happening under your roof. 

So is there anything that you can do with your kids to get them to settle and to make them quiet? How about you take them for a tour? A virtual tour! Prepare your kids to visit these wonderful places without actually leaving the house and let your children enjoy being indoors for once. 

A Trip to Space With NASA 

Link: https://spacecenter.org/app/

Let your kids feel what it’s like to be in space. Visit this site, and you will learn all about NASA and its ongoing projects and life in space. 

Virtual Tour in the Dali’s Museum in Catalonia  

Link: https://www.salvador-dali.org/…/dali-theatr…/visita-virtual/

A physical layout of the museum is displayed on the link. You can virtually visit different areas of the museum when clicking on the specific pointers. 

A Tour of Monterey Bay Aquarium

Link: https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams/

This aquarium shows its viewers beautiful and wonderful sea creatures, including several live cameras. You can show your children playful otters or make them awe at the Moon Jellyfish, and many others on their live cam show.  

Day at the Zoo From Homes

Link: https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

San Diego Zoo is the country’s most visited zoo for citizens and tourists alike. But did you know that you can virtually visit the zoo and take a look at all the animals while sitting on your sofa?

You can catch the live show online along with your children by visiting the zoo’s website. 

If you are struggling to find something to do while stuck inside, get outside virtually and check out these live cams!