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CDC COVID-19 advice tells schools to wash hands, wear masks, don’t touch. But not when to close

School districts across California continue to debate how and when to reopen — if they should at all.
School districts across California continue to debate how and when to reopen — if they should at all.

Parent check-list for back-to-school: Label your child’s face mask with permanent marker. Have them practice putting on and taking off their mask without touching the cloth. Make a labeled, resealable plastic bag to store their mask during lunch time. 

Those are among the suggestions the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has for school administrators and parents as families prepare for school to resume in the fall.

Students should wear masks, wash their hands frequently and socially distance to protect against COVID-19 as schools reopen this fall, CDC urged in new guidance documents for administrators published Thursday.

“It is critically important for our public health to open schools this fall,” said CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield in a release.

“I know this has been a difficult time for our Nation’s families. School

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Some GOP elected officials accuse Newsom of issuing ‘confusing orders’ and don’t appreciate being sidelined

A man wearing a facemask checks his phone near a sign urging people not to gather, while he walks on the beach in Long Beach, Calif. on July 14, 2020. California's Governor Gavin Newsom announced a significant rollback of the state's reopening plan on July 13, 2020 as coronavirus cases soared across America's richest and most populous state.
A man wearing a facemask checks his phone near a sign urging people not to gather, while he walks on the beach in Long Beach, Calif. on July 14, 2020. California’s Governor Gavin Newsom announced a significant rollback of the state’s reopening plan on July 13, 2020 as coronavirus cases soared across America’s richest and most populous state.

The state sets tiers for who gets priority when it comes to COVID-19 testing. And all this authority-ing by Gov. Gavin Newsom isn’t sitting well with some Republican elected officials, who say shutting things down isn’t working. Plus: More on that L.A.-based moldy jam.

It’s Arlene with news for Tuesday. 

But first, foie gras can be sold again in the Golden State so … enjoy?

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‘I love the Americans, I don’t want them up here,’ Ford says, vaccine may not be available until 2021

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

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July 14

2:00 p.m.: ‘I don’t want them up here right now’

At a press conference on Tuesday, Ontario Premier Doug

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The Boots Made For Men Who Don’t Like Boots

Photo credit: A-Cold-Wall x Dr Martens
Photo credit: A-Cold-Wall x Dr Martens

From Esquire

Let’s get one thing straight: boots are good. I am in no way critical or contemptuous of the good men that choose to wear them. For they are robust, and weatherproof, and make us feel like we’re in the misleadingly cheerful conscription adverts of WWII with our smiling faces and shiny, shiny leather shitkickers. But that whole sect of menswear– the classic, olde worlde “oi mista, that’s farv’ shillins” thing – just isn’t my thing. I’d rather be in the Eighties. Or Blade Runner. Or dressed for a suspiciously lucrative property sale in downtown Miami (cash only, of course).

That means my boot options are lacking. Laced-up beauties, with their intricate broguing, don’t sit so well with my other Nice Things. I looked weird in Chelsea boots. And often, options on the left-field are just a bit, well, much. I’m all for

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People are selling ‘breathable’ masks that don’t protect against COVID-19 on Etsy

One Etsy shop is offering five mesh masks at the time of writing.
One Etsy shop is offering five mesh masks at the time of writing.

ProcraftinatingCassy/Etsy

  • Breathable masks made from mesh and other porous materials are being sold on websites like Etsy.

  • Many of the designs were created as anti-masks, or face coverings that technically comply with public health guidelines, despite not actually protecting the wearer or those around them from COVID-19. 

  • Other designs say they were created for events like raves, but appear to have been purchased by those who do not agree with mask mandates that are now common throughout the US.

  • In a statement sent to Insider, a representative for Etsy said mask listings are “not allowed to include medical or health claims,” and that the company is working to “actively review and remove items that violate” its policies.

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

People are finding ways to work around mask mandates recently imposed by some businesses

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New to running? Don’t make these painful mistakes

Chasing a runner’s high? You’re not alone. With limited access to gyms, many Americans have turned to running as their new primary form of exercise. Running is a great way to get fit, release endorphins and enjoy the outdoors. However, if you’re looking to start running regularly, it’s important to be smart about it. Nick Kafker, a healthy running expert and co-founder of Recover Athletics, estimates that 70% of all runners experience some type of injury each year. Whether you are new to the sport or training for a marathon, get off on the right foot by avoiding these five common running mistakes.

Mistake #1: Running too much

There is nothing quite like the feeling of going for a run on a beautiful day. That feeling can quickly become addictive — leading many people incorporate long runs into their daily routines. While this may work for some, it could be

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6 ways to motivate and inspire your employees that don’t involve a pay rise

Modern companies offer a lot of perks for employees: healthy breakfasts and fruits, medical insurance, massage right in the office, a gym with personal fitness coaches, and much more. Due to recent quarantine guidelines, most companies had to stop all office activities and move some of them online, such as training and fitness classes.

Even if you have a budget for perks, tangible and intangible methods of motivation should work together. People need to know that their work matters. Perks are great for attracting people, but they have a lesser effect on retaining them.

It’s critical to understand one fundamental thing though: benefits will not replace salary. A person works for money, having all the rest is good but secondary.

However, if pay cuts are needed due to the crisis, there are ways to retain and motivate your employees, as well as preserve high efficiency. Based on my experience of

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Dogs and Fireworks Don’t Mix: Check NJ Shelters

NEW JERSEY — Charlie, Lucy and all the other family dogs making your lives richer are more likely to run away on July 4-5 than at any other time of the year as they flee in terror from the booming fireworks displays commemorating Independence Day.

This year, many New Jersey townships, boroughs and cities have canceled a slew of Fourth of July fireworks displays to discourage large crowds where the coronavirus can easily spread. Charlie and Lucy probably haven’t noticed.

In the past, dog owners have had more control over when or if their pets are exposed to loud fireworks. Now, several cities have reported spikes in the number of people shooting off illegal fireworks since the pandemic began.

In Hartford, Connecticut, illegal fireworks have been popping off for months. The police chief there said dispatchers field about 200 noise complaints a day about bottle rockets, Roman candles, M-80s, cherry

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If schools don’t reopen, will parents have to choose between jobs and kids?

With as little as a month before school starts in some areas and COVID-19 diagnoses spiking in some of those same places, parents are wondering whether they have to chose between their jobs and their kids.

“This situation isn’t just untenable, it’s impossible.”

After word reached parents in New York City that the department of education was considering a hybrid plan for reopening schools that would allow students at school for part of the week, Smitten Kitchen founder Deb Perelman tweeted what she later called the “primal scream that we — and countless other parents for whom this situation isn’t just untenable, it’s impossible — have been feeling since March.”

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Perelman said a hybrid reopening plan would leave working parents “ground up in the gears” between reopened cities and closed or partially closed schools.

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“I wish someone would just say the quiet part out loud,” Perelman tweeted. “In

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Your favorite apps might be sharing too much about you. Here’s how to make sure they don’t.

Yes, it's possible everyone knows exactly how many times you've listened to the same sad song on a loop since you broke up with your ex.
Yes, it’s possible everyone knows exactly how many times you’ve listened to the same sad song on a loop since you broke up with your ex.
Yes, it’s possible everyone knows exactly how many times you’ve listened to the same sad song on a loop since you broke up with your ex. (Oleg Magni/Unsplash/)

In our modern age, you can’t be too careful when it comes to protecting your privacy online. That means knowing exactly what you’re sharing on the web, and with whom.

Even if you think you know what you’ve put out there and what you haven’t, it’s important to check once in a while. You might be posting out personal information without even realizing it.

And this information takes all sorts of forms—not just your idle thoughts on Twitter and Facebook, but also your Spotify playlists, YouTube uploads, fitness data, and more.

Your music playlists

Sharing a

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