COVID Live Updates: Disney plans to reopen one of its water parks in 2021


NEW YORK (WABC) – Disney plans to reopen one of its water parks in 2021, and the company has not said which of its two parks will receive visitors first, but expects it could happen on March 7.The Walt Disney World Resort has two water parks – Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.

The federal government will first have to approve the reopening plan.

On Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that indoor swimming pools in New York City would reopen at the end of the month with capacity restrictions.

Indoor pools may reopen on September 30, subject to strict occupancy limits of 33% of capacity. Standard Department of Health and Mental Hygiene inspections will continue to promote compliance with all New York State regulations, and New Yorkers who notice clutter or other unsafe conditions in indoor pools. are asked to report to 311.

“As New York City continues its gradual reopening and economic recovery, we are proud to announce that we are ready to reopen indoor swimming pools,” said de Blasio. “Pools are a community anchor, an exercise center and an oasis in their neighborhoods, literally and figuratively. New Yorkers have been working hard to fight COVID-19. With transmission rates remaining low, we are proud to offer more ways to slowly get back to business as usual. ” What to know about the coronavirus:
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Here are some other headlines from today:

COVID-19 is New York’s biggest ‘mass death incident’
The number of deaths reported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York City more than doubled in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic gripped the country’s largest city, according to a new report from the mayor’s office . “COVID-19 tragically represents the largest mass death incident in modern New York history,” the report said. There were 65,712 deaths reported to OCME in 2020, up from 30,964 a year earlier.

Suffolk County warns of cuts to police, citing lack of federal relief against COVID-19
As an example of what local municipalities face across the country in the absence of any action from Congress, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone will warn of police budget cuts on Friday. going up to $ 20 million in “catastrophic budget cuts” to deal with the fiscal crisis caused by the coronavirus. Reductions could include canceling two police recruiting classes for 200 police officers to save $ 9 million, class suspension for 40 deputy sheriffs to save an additional $ 1.5 million, freeze on promotions police to save an additional $ 1 million. Its potential cuts would also take $ 5 million in county aid from the five East End police departments.

Pine-Sol now approved to kill coronavirus on surfaces: EPA
Clorox wipes are still scarce due to increased demand, with Americans continuing to clean frequently used surfaces to combat the spread of the coronavirus, but another household cleaner has been added to the list of effective products. Pine-Sol Original Multi-Surface Cleaner has received approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “for killing claims against SARS-Cov-2, the virus responsible for COVID- 19, on hard, non-porous surfaces, ”Clorox said in a press release about its cleaner.

Pet scams on the rise as adoptions skyrocket amid pandemic
A good way to pass the time in quarantine is to find a furry friend, and dogs and cats are in high demand and this gives rise to scammers. Animal scams aren’t new, but the pandemic is giving them new life. According to the Better Business Bureau, its scam tracker has received 2,166 reports of pet scams in the past few months, an increase from 700 for the same period last year and more than triple the number reported Last year. BBB claims that overall, pet scams account for 24% of reported online scams, with an average amount lost of $ 700.

Connecticut imposes masks for daycare students ages 3 and up
Connecticut will soon adopt a new mask mandate that expands mask requirements for children ages 3 and up. The new mandate comes into effect Monday and requires children 3 years and older to wear masks during childcare programs.

The first PPE store of its kind is now open in Herald Square
A one-of-a-kind New York store that sells COVID-related security products for homes and businesses is now open in Herald Square. CV-19 Essential sells everything from cell phone disinfectants and portable air purifiers to plexiglass dividers and UV lamps, and the public is encouraged to check out the store’s Safe Zone interactive experience center where they can try. gadgets.

LIST: 56 New York City schools with confirmed cases of COVID-19
The Department of Education has released a comprehensive list of the 56 schools in New York City where there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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