• Camping Holiday

    School holiday camping trip becomes COVID nightmare

    Five Kyabram families and almost 30 people have been forced to isolate after a weekend camping trip in Moama turned into a COVID-19 disaster. The families stayed on separate camp sites at the Merool Holiday Park in Moama on Friday and Saturday night, September 24 and 25, and were not made aware of the positive case until the following Thursday. One member of the camping trip, who works at Goulburn Valley Health, was informed they were COVID positive, which threw the entire group into a spin. The group members were not informed of the positive test until four days after  

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    Twin Falls District Reports 308 Covid Cases This School Year

    As a parent with a kindergartener currently enrolled in the Twin Falls School District, we had to make the decision a few weeks ago on whether or not to home school, or put our child in a classroom while Covid-19 cases were again spiking. Just prior to the start of the 2021-2022 school year back in mid-August, we attended the open house for our son at a local elementary school. We fully intended on having him in the classroom, and interacting with his fellow peers. That option changed when we were informed the school was making masks optional, so we  

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  • Family Trip

    Australian PM defends family trip during COVID lockdown | News | DW

    Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison hit back at criticism over his decision travel to Sydney on Father’s Day during a COVID lockdown. In an interview with Sky News Australia aired Tuesday, Morrison said there was a lot of “misinformation” doing the rounds and that there was no exemption required for him to travel to Sydney.  “I can understand people’s frustration, but I do think there has been a lot of misinformation about this,” Morrison said. “I live in Sydney. I often have to be here [in Canberra] for work, there was no requirement to get an exemption to go to  

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  • Best Travel

    The Best Masks For Travel, Comfort And Safety In The COVID Pandemic

    If you plan on traveling any time in the foreseeable future, plan on wearing a mask. getty Masks are back, like it or not, while for travelers they never went away. All flights, and in most places any public transport, requires them, and so do many destinations both domestically and abroad, especially indoors. Even where they are not required, they are a very good idea even for those vaccinated, with increasing numbers of so called “breakthrough” infections, along with the social responsibility to protect the young and immunocompromised. For those who are unvaccinated and putting themselves and others at high  

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  • Camping Holiday

    Camp Covid? Sea of tents at Reading Festival as thousands prepare to party over Bank Holiday weekend

    These aerial photos show a sea of tents at Reading Festival today as thousands of fans prepare to party over the sun-baked Bank Holiday weekend amid fears the event will cause a surge in coronavirus infections. Although not a single note had been played, tens of thousands of people queued for over three hours and crammed onto the banks of the River Thames to attend the event in Berkshire, which was cancelled last year.  With more than 90,000 people scheduled to arrive, the festival will be the biggest since the easing of Covid restrictions on July 19. Technicians could be  

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  • Family Trip

    ‘We let our guard down’ | New mother’s lungs collapse after catching COVID on family vacation

    LAFAYETTE, La. — The youngest patient in the ICU at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette is also one of the sickest. Keighlie Reaux was eight months pregnant when she and her family members went on a trip. Her mother Amie spoke to CBS’s David Begnaud, a Lafayette native covering the pandemic in Louisiana and elsewhere. “We let our guard down. We started venturing out. We booked a family vacation,” Amie told Begnaud. “We thought, like the rest of the world: ‘This isn’t that real of a virus, it didn’t attack our family.’” But it did.  

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    Freedom band families out $100K after Hawaii trip canceled amid COVID worries

    The cancellation of a Freedom High School band trip to Hawaii’s left students heartbroken and families out more than $100,000. About 10 parents and students attended Monday night’s Bethlehem Area School Board meeting to urge the school district to reconsider the decision to cancel a December trip to Pearl Harbor amid coronavirus concerns. The pandemic already led the trip to be postponed once. Parents are asking the district to reimburse them the cost of their lost deposit if the district won’t revisit the cancellation. Speakers emphasized Hawaii’s strict COVID-19 mitigation protocols for travelers, the trip’s largely outdoor itinerary and the  

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