The pandemic hit us unexpectedly, and it hit us hard. Dealing with the 'new normal' and 'social distancing' has been tough for everyone. There's been a disruption in schedules, and a sense of routine is lost. There are also feelings of fear and angst we haven't experienced before. COVID-19 is all new emotional territory. With entire families spending most of their time at home, the stress and anxiety of our newfound “togetherness” may have thrown your plans of eating healthy completely off … [Read more...] about The COVID +15 – How to Refocus on Eating Healthy
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The thought of sleeping in a hotel room — where countless people have stayed before you — may hold little appeal right now. But take heart: Whether you need to travel for essential reasons or are starting to plan for upcoming adventures, there are steps you can take — and questions you can ask — to help ensure the safe and enjoyable hotel stays. While packing a heavy set of bed sheets in your suitcase might seem a bit extreme, some travelers do bring their linens with them when they travel. … [Read more...] about Is it Safe to Sleep on Hotel Sheets and Pillows?
Airlines are flying to domestic locations and we’ve been housebound for too long. Most of us would go just about anywhere just to go. But some people may still be concerned about getting on a flight with social distancing orders still in place. Airlines and airports around the world are doing everything they can to instill confidence that it is safe to fly again, despite the pandemic. (Boeing, 2020) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines they say that people may be less … [Read more...] about Should I Fly During A Pandemic?
Las Vegas’s signature “Champagne showers” and VIP parties add to the normally vibrant summers. This year the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) compels us to use caution around crowds and public spaces. As a result, a Vegas day club or pool will look uncharacteristically empty. Marquee music acts and dance floors have been swapped for hand sanitizer stations, local DJs, and social distancing. Additionally, there are stringent cleaning protocols. Most resort pools are currently restricted to hotel … [Read more...] about Beautiful Las Vegas Pools and Oasis Adventures
Chips and paper money are being circulated among hundreds of hands on the casino floor. People who like to gamble witness the live-large vibe of Las Vegas being ferried in bags bulging with currency. Las Vegas’ casino industry has been a stronghold of cash in the ever-growing cashless world. It’s an everyday phenomenon at Las Vegas casinos to see massive stacks of dollars being secured into vaults. Nevada, especially Las Vegas, doesn’t allow digital payments on casino floors. But that could … [Read more...] about Is Money Sanitary in Las Vegas?
It almost feels that life never existed in Las Vegas as the uninvited pandemic shut the city down. We no longer hear the slot machines chime and the activity of busy pedestrians traversing the Strip. While we are in a phase of re-opening to the public, there are rules. Slot machines at the casinos have been removed and the remaining machines are now farther apart. Tape on the floor at the Craps tables shows players where to stand to meet social-distancing requirements. (Creswell … [Read more...] about Social Distancing While in Las Vegas
An estimated 75 percent of Americans are now living under stay-at-home orders to flatten the coronavirus curve which is one of the biggest reasons people are opting to deliver meals and groceries. Thousands of restaurants across the country have shuttered for business. But, most of us like eating out occasionally, and having food delivered is the only available option in the current situation. Understandably, many of us have questions about the safety of our food due to the pandemic. COVID-19 … [Read more...] about Food Delivery Safety During Coronavirus
The COVID-19 has made people rethink their choices on commingling with others — how often they go to the grocery store, parks, schools – and public spaces. However, one thing COVID19 shouldn’t do is seeking medical care in a healthcare emergency and making a visit to the ER. Having said that, we understand many have unsettling feelings about ER visits. Every medical emergency is stressful, still one during a pandemic can bring even more concern. Will the ER staff be available to treat me? … [Read more...] about Emergency Room Visits During COVID-19
About 8 in 10 people who get COVID-19, the disease caused by a coronavirus will have only mild illness and the reality is that the vast majority of people who come down with COVID-19 will survive it. Just as the number of cases grows, so does another number, those who have recovered. In mid-March 2020, the number of patients in the U.S. who had officially recovered from the virus was close to zero but now it's in thousands and is climbing every day. Recovering from COVID-19 is more … [Read more...] about Recovering from Coronavirus: What to expect