When is it safe to go mask-less?

FARMINGTON – With summer just around the corner, hot days are in sight and that means it’s time to play in the water, whether it be the sprinklers in the backyard, the city pool, one of the area’s lakes or the Animas River.

No matter where, however, the constant worry of COVID-19 looms. In anticipation of more people spending time around water, Laura Werbner, spokeswoman at San Juan Regional Medical Center, gave tips and clarified questions about masks around water.

In general, Werbner said when someone is outside away from others, it might not be necessary to wear a mask.

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COVID-19 and Outdoor Recreation: Exercising Is Safe & Good

A person runs through the annual cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C., March 29, 2021. (Leah Millis/Reuters)

Earlier this month, I wrote about one of the many perversities of coronavirus-lockdown logic: namely, how so much public-health messaging discouraged not just indoor exercise (an understandable step early on, when coronavirus mysteries still abounded) but also many forms of outdoor recreation, resulting in many people gaining weight. This, in turn, made them more susceptible to serious bouts of coronavirus, as being overweight has proved to be a powerful coronavirus comorbidity. I therefore called for people to start exercising again, as not only is

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With CDC saying it’s safe for those vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel again, eager Seattleites weigh the pros and cons

Iris Dimpsey and her mother Tanya are about to board an airplane for San Francisco. They’re carrying mixed emotions along with their baggage. 

Iris is a 17-year-old senior at Seattle Academy embarking on a tour of three colleges she’s considering attending next fall. It’s supposed to be one of life’s great experiences. But Iris isn’t fully vaccinated yet, and it’s just not as much fun as it should be.

“I am a little stressed,” she said. “But I’m going because I have to look at colleges and stuff. And I feel like that’s really necessary for me to be able

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Is it safe to stay in a hotel in a pandemic? Your guide

Editor’s Note — There are few no-risk activities during the Covid-19 pandemic, but there are ways to mitigate risks. Fully vaccinated people are, of course, at much lower risk of contracting and spreading coronavirus than people who haven’t been vaccinated. CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen advises approaching your activity decisions with that in mind.

(CNN) — After a long year or more of sticking close to home, escaping to a stunning destination and a fancy hotel room may rank high on your to-do list.

Staying in a hotel is very low-risk if you’re vaccinated, separated from other people, and
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Restrictions, Safe Travels, additional testing announcements expected this week

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Oahu’s seven-day case average stood at 59 on Sunday and state officials say there are discussions of moving back to Tier 2.

Oahu has been in Tier 3 for about five weeks, and the seven-day case average continues to rise.

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Under the current system, the case average has to be above 50 for two weeks to snap back to Tier2. Last week, Oahu was at 58.

Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi has been clear that he doesn’t want to have to move backwards when it

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COVID NY Update: Mandatory domestic travel quarantine ends Thursday, but is it safe to fly?

NEW YORK (WABC) — The number of air travelers has been increasing by the week, and now, there’s some good news for those coming into the Tri-state area — at least for those who were actually following the rules.

New York’s once-mandatory two-week quarantine for anyone traveling into the region from other states was lifted Thursday, but many are wondering if air travel is safe?

While no longer required, the state Department of Health still recommends quarantine after domestic travel as an added precaution.

But for many newly-vaccinated New Yorkers, travel is at the top of the list.

“I’m ready

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