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Rinks ordered to close for new reservations for two weeks after outbreak

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Following the decision by the State of New Hampshire to close indoor skating facilities for two weeks, Governor Phil Scott today issued an executive order(link is external) prohibiting Vermont’s skating rinks from accepting new reservation for use of their facilities beginning today, October 16, at 5 pm, through midnight on October 30, 2020. Governor Scott said the directive is intended to prevent an influx of new users from high risk areas into Vermont’s ice rinks.“As of today, New Hampshire’s skating facilities were closed by their governor for two weeks in response to outbreaks that have resulted in 158 cases of COVID-19 among 23 different ice hockey teams,” Governor Scott said.  “In addition, there is an outbreak in central Vermont that may be connected to the outbreaks in New Hampshire. To reduce the risk to Vermonters, and to help sustain the progress we have made, rinks in Vermont may not take any additional reservations for the next two weeks.”Rinks may allow their currently scheduled operations over this two-week period, provided all other existing health and safety guidance is fully implemented. Governor Scott’s executive order also directs the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, in consultation with the Vermont Department of Health and the Agency of Natural Resources, to review current recreation guidance to determine if a more aggressive response is needed to prevent further spread of COVID-19 related to activities in indoor skating, hockey and other recreational facilities. Pop-up testing site will be open in Barre on SaturdayThe Vermont Department of Health on Tuesday first reported the outbreak of COVID-19 cases among members of youth and adult recreational hockey and Broomball teams in central Vermont. The outbreak is associated with people who practiced or played at the Central Vermont Memorial Civic Center in Montpelier earlier this month. Health officials said there has been no community spread of the virus beyond close contacts at this time.As of Friday, the Health Department has identified 18 confirmed cases among players and several close contacts.Most of the cases identified so far are among adults. The Health Department has informed schools if any cases were in attendance while they were infectious.The department’s contact tracing team has been reaching out to anyone who may have been affected, and is providing appropriate guidance and recommendations for isolation, quarantine and testing. Vermonters are asked to please answer the phone if called by the department. This is how you will learn of any risk to your health – and is the most effective way to contain outbreaks from spreading in the community.A pop-up test clinic will be held this Saturday, October 17, at the Barre Auditorium from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Testing is recommended for people with direct links to the teams, the Civic Center and their close contacts. Testing is not recommended for the wider Montpelier community in response to this situation. People can register for the pop-up clinic at healthvermont.gov/covid19-testing(link is external).The investigation began last week as part of the department’s standard outreach following receipt of positive COVID-19 laboratory test results.Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD expressed appreciation for the cooperation the department has received from the players, the leagues and officials at the Civic Center. Dr. Levine asked Vermonters to remember the core actions that help protect against exposure to the virus and to preventing its spread — wear a mask, keep a 6-foot distance from others, avoid crowded spaces, wash hands frequently and stay home when sick.For more information about COVID-19, including symptoms, testing and prevention, visit healthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external).Source: Montpelier, Vt. – Governor 10.16.2020last_img read more

Waste Management wants less frequent recycling pickup in Lenexa, but city officials express doubt

first_imgWaste Management, owner and operator of the Johnson County landfill in Shawnee, wants to offer every-other-week curbside recycling pickup services for Lenexa residents on top of the city’s required weekly option.Lenexa city leaders on Tuesday evening heard from John Blessing, public sector manager of Waste Management, who shared the company’s hopes to change the city code and offer both weekly and every-other-week curbside recycling pickup services for residents.Lenexa’s city code currently requires trash/recycling haulers to offer only weekly curbside pickup services for residents.No action was taken, but city leaders say they understand that if they move forward, Waste Management would continue offering both weekly and every-other-week options until the weekly service was eventually discontinued.Company looks to cut costsBlessing said weekly pickups are too costly and unsustainable. He also said weekly pickups may be too frequent, as many recycling bins from Lenexa homes are either not completely full or not put out for emptying. He said Waste Management may roll out the every-other-week option across its service area in the Kansas City metro.John Blessing with Waste Management said the company would prefer to switch all of its Lenexa customers’ schedules from weekly to exclusively every-other-week pickup. Waste Management has yet to make any final decisions, though.Offering every-other-week recycling pickup services for Lenexa residents will result in a cost savings for Waste Management by reallocating labor and transportation toward other needs, Blessing said. He said it would also result in a reduction in the company’s carbon footprint and truck traffic through residential neighborhoods.Blessing said Waste Management would prefer to switch all of its Lenexa customers’ schedules from weekly to exclusively every-other-week pickup, but the company has yet to make any final decisions.“If people still want weekly recycling, first of all, we’re not the only hauler out there that would provide services, but we’ll be responsive to what the market wants,” Blessing said. “But I think that once people see the weekly recycling costs that are out there, the every-other-week option certainly would have a financial advantage to that as well.”Concerns about every-other-week pickupsWhile city staff asked for additional information before making a recommendation to the city council, Community Standards Supervisor Angel Whitaker from the city’s community development department said staff is concerned that having fewer pickups could discourage residents from recycling. City staff may also have to deal with an influx of inquiries from frustrated and confused residents with any changes to the program.“We know that the county and the cities have worked really hard to encourage and go to the recycling over the last 10 years, and we feel like this may discourage it for some families because it is just too confusing for them to remember to put their recycle bin out every other week or store a much larger [bin],” Whitaker said.Some councilmembers also had concerns that a reduction in recycling pickup will become burdensome for avid recyclers whose bins already fill up each week.Waste Management said it would still allow unlimited recycling pickups, although residents would be required to put all recycling in containers — and residents may have to obtain additional containers to meet that requirement. Waste Management would provide more bins at no extra cost, Blessing told the council.Whitaker with the city shared an initial list of pros and cons if Lenexa were to switch over to every-other-week recycling pickup for residents.Pros:Less of a cost increase (presumed and undetermined) for Lenexa residents if every-other-week collection of recycling is allowedReduction in commercial vehicles on residential streetsConsistency with Olathe and Shawnee, which allow every-other-week curbside recyclingCons:Storage space for residents of larger 95-gallon polycarts and extra recycling containersA reduced amount able to be properly stored at a residence: 65 gallons weekly (120 gallons every other week) to 95 gallons every other weekConfusion for residents on schedule, especially on holiday weeks or when weather modifies the scheduleStrain on staff who will field calls from residents confused on schedule, code requirements, etc.The change may discourage recycling and its positive environmental benefitsPresumed cost increase remains with less service to residentsWaste Management has an informational webpage on proper recycling.The city council will consider this item at a future meeting.last_img read more

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Lewis Hamilton demands F1 do more to promote diversity and BLM message after drivers refuse to take knee again

first_imgLEWIS HAMILTON says F1, its teams and governing body need to do more to push their anti-racism message.The sport scored an own goal before last Sunday’s race in Austria where, unlike in football and cricket, some drivers did, and some didn’t, take a knee.Lewis Hamilton said it was the drivers who decided to take a knee before the Styrian GPCredit: EPASome stars were not even present for the moment at the start, showing a complete lack of unity behind their message.F1’s only black driver, Hamilton, has now called on the other nine teams to copy his Mercedes’ team’s stance after they painted their car black in support.While Hamilton singled out Ferrari, saying he had not heard a single message of support from the Italian team.He said: “Formula One, yes they have taken a step forward but ultimately there is more they can do. And the governing body, who dictate what these teams do.“I asked on a Zoom video call, ‘look, F1 has come forward in supporting end racism and it is amazing to see Mercedes doing the same thing.“But no other team has said a single thing. Whilst we have seen the Red Bull mechanics take a knee, which I think is great, but publicly, as businesses and teams…“If you look at Ferrari, who have thousands of people working with them, I have heard no word from Ferrari saying they hold themselves accountable and this is what they are going to do for their future.“We need the teams to do that. And F1 and the FIA to be the leaders in those scenarios and say ‘hey guys, everyone needs to pull together and fight for this so we can improve’.“A lot of people don’t know what the problem is. Some people deny there is a problem and that’s why I put this commission together.“Everyone has their opinion but I want to get to the bottom of it and so when we are putting money in to it, we know the cause and that is the root goal.” Hamilton admitted it was the DRIVERS who decided to take a knee before the Styrian GP, rather than the sport’s bosses.And said the chaotic scenes should not be repeated at this weekend’s Hungarian GP.However, he also revealed that not every one of the 20 drivers on the grid is willing to fully-back the message.He added: “Before the first race, I had been on several Zoom calls with the heads of Formula One and together we had come up with a plan that this is what we were going to do at the start of the first race.“There wasn’t a follow up and none of us were contacted, so there wasn’t a plan to do it again, for whatever reason.“So when the drivers did the briefing on a Zoom chat, we had this debate on whether we were going to do this again.“I said, ‘well guys I am going to continue to do it’. There were some who were like ‘well I already did it last week, I am not doing it again’.“There are some who continued to have the same approach as they had the first week and that’s why I tried to spend a bit of time with those who had chosen to stand, just to have a chat.Lewis Hamilton has showed his support for the Black Lives Matter campaignCredit: EPA“From a drivers’ point of view we are going to come closer during this period time, but I am not saying everyone will take a knee.“I would like to think that at some stage we will all be together understanding taking the knee.“Moving forward, we would try to do a better job if we are to do the same thing, but it is not my choice.”Lewis Hamilton and other F1 drivers ‘take a knee’ in support of BLM at Austrian opener Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Most awesome bullfighting festivalcenter_img 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Source: Motorsport – thesun.co.uk Animals are so funny that you can die of laughter Amazing movies best funny animalslast_img read more