A school photographer told a first-grader he could shed his mask. He politely declined: ‘My mommy told me not to’
The photographer suggested the 6-year-old boy could take his mask off for two seconds while she quickly snapped a picture. He replied: “No, I always listen to my mommy.”washingtonpost.com
How to tell if a mask is counterfeit and what type of mask is best
How to tell if a mask is counterfeit and what type of mask is best President Joe Biden's federal mask mandate goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. Monday, requiring everyone to wear a mask when riding trains, planes and other forms of public transportation. Ahead of that mandate, CBS MoneyWatch Reporter Megan Cerullo spoke with Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers on CBSN about which masks provide the most protection and how to track down the best masks to keep you healthy when you're out in public.cbsnews.com
Cook County’s plan to resume jury trials uncertain as coronavirus concerns persist
“I would show up because I would be planning to wear my mask, I would be planning to be conscientious about spacing myself out from others. And those are big factors that I have control over,” he said. “There’s only so much magic to the virus. A lot of it is just understood principles. If you’re too far away, it can’t come get you.”chicagotribune.com
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“So, when I asked you to wear a mask. When I asked you to take care of your community, it’s not because I think it’s fun to ask. It’s because I’ve heard directly from those who have lost someone that they love - those families whose normal is never coming back - vaccine, or not. It’s because I don’t want any more people to experience that horrible scolding pain of life lost too soon, a pain made all the more unbearable when the world turns its back on ways to help,” Pritzker said, saying all that grief is “what makes me cry.”chicagotribune.com
Indiana numbers show Lake County seeing large jump in new COVID-19 cases
“Wearing a mask and getting a flu shot is going to be our best weapon,” he said. “It’s important not to get fatigued. This is not a time for large parties, to congregate in nightclubs and bars, not a time to have a concert.”chicagotribune.com
Hair loss. Memory problems. Strange rashes. COVID-19 patients report a litany of symptoms outside official criteria, some persisting for months.
“Please be safe,” she said. Please wear the mask. Listen to those of us who have COVID and are still having symptoms. Is not wearing a mask really worth it? We all don’t know what this virus truly is.”chicagotribune.com
Heat playoff celebrations are different this year. Show us your photos.
MIAMI – The last time the Miami Heat made it to the NBA Finals, eager crowds with pots and pans and homemade signs gathered in the streets near downtown Miami, Westchester, and Hialeah. Some fans have said they plan to stay at home with family and bang their cookware in the privacy of their own house. Brian Nunez, a Heat fan originally from New York, said he knows sports bars and parties are out of the question. “Exclusive VIP,” he joked, “because the Miami Heat is the best team right now.”Miami Heat fans prepare to celebrate on FridayHow will you be celebrating the Heat’s victory against the Celtics? Send us your Miami Heat fan pictures at Share@Local10.com.
11 pop culture face masks that would be fun to wear in public
Whether you like it or not, wearing a face mask in public has become the new norm when it comes to protecting yourself and others from COVID-19. Disposable face masks work great, but with no design whatsoever. (Whiskey and Zen/Etsy)Who wouldn’t love a face mask from the Rose Apothecary in Schitt’s Creek? This face mask hopefully will give people at the grocery store a chuckle. Wear a face mask around your friends and family to protect them from COVID-19, plus make some people smile with this “Golden Girls” tribute.
How you can make wearing a mask fashionable and fun
Wearing a mask out in public to help stop the spread of COVID-19 is just another sign of the times these days, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it. StyleWise style editor Jon Jordan thinks this is a perfect time to up your fashion game and get creative when it comes to wearing a face covering, and most importantly, to make it easy when making your own face mask. Jordan suggest glamming up plain old black or white masks with something a little bit more exciting. As for a black mask, try embellishing it with a few rhinestones or jewels. Don’t go overboard with them, but a few could really make a black mask pop in the light.
This letter brought a Publix employee to tears -- the happy kind
“I told him smiling is a part of our uniform and I want to make my customers happy in these hard times. And we have deaf customers. “All other customers are so happy to see my smile and (they’re) giving so many compliments.”Now, back to the letter. As happy as Knowles felt being able to better communicate with customers, it had nothing on what Tavers wrote on her behalf to Publix management. Asli texted, ‘I like to smile and I think this pandemic is making everyone upset and I want to make customers happy with my smile.
American booking full flights next week; Big Lots still busy
Travelers wear mask as they wait at the American Airlines ticket counter in Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in Chicago. Beginning June 16 at American Airlines and June 18 at United Airlines, all passengers and crew members will be required to wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Coronavirus DIY: Local artist Soir shares instructions on how to make face masks
She was at the West Boca Medical Center when nurses told her her husband wasn’t allowed inside. A pediatric nurse named Brenda calmed her down, and she told her about the lack of face masks. The pandemic also forced Bugatchi, an Italian made clothing company with a corporate office in Boca Raton, to close. As soon as her daughter was discharged from the hospital, the New World School of the Arts graduate got to work. Here is what they found:Tea Towel: 72.4%Cotton Mix: 70.2%Antimicrobial pillowcase: 68.9%Linen: 61.6%Pillowcase: 57%Silk: 54.3%100% Cotton T-shirt: 50.8%Scarf: 48.8%