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Glens Falls to cancel summer programs, keep beach and pool closed

The City of Glens Falls has suspended all downtown block parties through June 30th, cancelled summer programs and have shuttered the East Field pool and Haviland Cove beach for the summer as measures to keep the city’s residents safe as a result of the coronavirus.

Stewart’s Offers Relief to Local Dairy Producers + Customers

Stewart’s Press Release The dairy industry has been struggling for many years and recently COVID-19 has added additional pressure, forcing many producers to dump milk. Stewart’s dairy producers aren’t dumping milk; in fact, they’re receiving increased premiums and decreased hauling costs from Stewart’s that goes beyond what they receive above the Federal Market Administrator cost.…

Glens Falls Hospital to resume outpatient surgeries

Glens Falls Hospital has been granted a waiver to resume what are known as elective outpatient surgeries and procedures. In order to qualify, the hospital had to show that it has a detailed plan in place to resume these surgeries and procedures, and that explicit measures have been taken to insure a potential surge in…

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All Florida school districts must reopen campuses next month, Dept. of Education says

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — All brick and mortar schools in Florida must reopen in August and provide “the full panoply of services,” the state’s Department of Education announced Monday.

An emergency order signed by Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran said that “upon reopening in August, all school boards and charter school governing boards must open brick and mortar schools at least five days per week for all students,” with advice from state and local health departments.

Corcoran and Gov. Ron DeSantis had previously unveiled the state’s plans and recommendations to reopen schools.

According to the order signed by Corcoran on Monday, school districts must have a monitoring system in place to make sure students are not falling behind in their studies and are making adequate progress, and that data must be shared regularly with Florida DOE.

The schools must also provide all services required by law “so that families who wish to educate their children in a brick and mortar school have the opportunity to do so.” Those services include in-person instruction, and specialized instruction and services for students with IEPs (individualized education program), along with English-language learners.

The news comes following the announcement that Hillsborough County schools have extended the deadline for parent responses to reopening plans.

The Department of Education states that the order is temporary and only for the fall semester.

Full emergency order:

The Department of Education has also put together a presentation that breaks down the information in the emergency order.

This story is developing and will be updated.

Coronavirus can float in the air, and the WHO should clearly tell people that, experts say

A group of health experts is warning that even tiny droplets of coronavirus from your mouth or nose can linger in the air and penetrate more deeply into your lungs.

An open letter published Monday by 239 scientists from around the world asks the World Health Organization (WHO) and other agencies to be more clear in explaining how the virus can transmit through the air.

The letter was published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Donald Milton, a professor of environmental health at the University of Maryland, and Lidia Morawska, a professor of environmental engineering and an expert in aerosol science at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, were lead authors on the letter.

“The airborne transmission word seems to be loaded,” Milton told CNN.

The group wants to demystify the word so that health agencies will be less fearful about using it. Its members believe that the current guidance that focuses on hand washing, social distancing and droplet precautions in healthcare settings is not enough.

“Most public health organizations, including the World Health Organization, do not recognize airborne transmission except for aerosol-generating procedures performed in healthcare settings. Hand washing and social distancing are appropriate, but in our view, insufficient to provide protection from virus-carrying respiratory microdroplets released into the air by infected people,” they wrote.

“They don’t want to talk about airborne transmission because that is going to make people afraid,” Milton told CNN. “There’s also an element of worry that if people think the virus is airborne, they’ll stop doing other things they need to do to prevent transmission, such as washing hands, staying apart and cleaning surfaces.

“The best vaccine against fear is knowledge and empowering people to take care of themselves,” Milton said. “I want them to understand to what extent washing their hands is important. Why wearing a mask is important is because it blocks the aerosols at their source, when it is easy to block them.”

The group gives practical advice to prevent airborne spread in its letter, per CNN:

• Provide sufficient and effective ventilation (supply clean outdoor air, minimize recirculating air) particularly in public buildings, workplace environments, schools, hospitals and nursing homes.

• Supplement general ventilation with airborne infection controls such as local exhaust, high efficiency air filtration, and germicidal ultraviolet lights. (These would be placed high up in the ceiling to avoid damage to people’s eyes and skin)

• Avoid overcrowding, particularly in public transport and public buildings.

In early April, a group of 36 experts on air quality and aerosols urged the WHO to consider the growing evidence on airborne transmission of the coronavirus, according to The New York Times. The WHO held a call with Morawska on airborne transmission but ultimately decided not to change the group’s guidelines.

Many experts told The New York Times that the WHO should embrace what some called a “precautionary principle” and others called “needs and values” — the idea that even without definitive evidence, the agency should assume the worst of the virus, apply common sense and recommend the best protection possible.


Colin Kaepernick signs multi-project deal with Disney

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Colin Kaepernick has signed a deal to produce an exclusive docuseries with Disney, ESPN announced Monday.

Kaepernick’s production company, RA Vision Media, said the deal involves multiple projects, including a documentary series on the last five years of the former NFL quarterback’s life.

The series for Disney would cover Kaepernick’s final season with the San Francisco 49ers.

Another project includes both scripted and unscripted stories exploring race, social injustice and the search for equity, according to ESPN.

In a statement, Kaepernick said he was looking forward to the partnership.

“I am excited to announce this historic partnership with Disney across all of its platforms to elevate Black and Brown directors, creators, storytellers, and producers, and to inspire the youth with compelling and authentic perspectives,” Kaepernick said in a statement. “I look forward to sharing the docuseries on my life story, in addition to many other culturally impactful projects we are developing.”

Last week, it was announced that filmmaker Ava DuVernay and Kaepernick were partnering with Netflix for a limited series based on his high school years.

Kaepernick, who will appear as himself, will also executive produce and narrate the series. An actor will be cast to play young Kaepernick.


Cuomo: No decision yet on reopening schools in the fall

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The fate of in-person learning is a big concern for parents as summer is underway, and Governor Cuomo said Monday that it’s not a sure thing that schools will reopen in September.

The Governor says it’s up to each of the 700 or so districts across the state to come up with their re-opening plans for fall. He says the state health department will provide guidance to districts to make those reopening plans.

At a briefing in May, however, the state said guidelines would be sent out to schools at the beginning of June. those plans were supposed to be due, reviewed, and approved by July.

Governor Cuomo previously announced the State, along with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would be working on a plan to “reimagine education,” focusing heavily on technology challenges faced by students, as well as how technology can be used to recreate classroom environments.

The New York State United Teachers union has been wary of that idea of reimagining education with technology, saying nothing can really replace the experience of learning in person.


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Hear Johnny Cash’s Tempting (and Unreleased) Track, “I Draw the Line”

One of the towering figures of American music, Johnny Cash went through a period of being overlooked by listeners, who were apparently more interested in the pop-country of the late ’80s and early ’90s. However, six albums from that era are getting a second chance with a new box set, The Complete Mercury Recordings 1986-1991….…