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3 of New England’s most beautiful weekend trips

As international summer getaways hang in the balance for many, it’s good to remind yourselves that there are plenty of beautiful spots right in your own backyard — and New England is certainly no different. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, look no further — we have a list of the very best. Newport, Rhode Island, is continually cited as one of New England’s most picturesque getaways, and is beautiful no [...]

2021-06-08T21:12:48+00:00June 8th, 2021|

Covid-19 vaccination passports: What you should know

Many countries and airlines are testing and offering vaccine passports — but what are they?  Vaccine passports are digital platforms containing passenger health information, and can prove if a person has been vaccinated or tested negative for Covid-19. For countries that are hoping to open, or already in the process of opening, their borders, vaccine passports could be the key to reinstating safe travel. Several countries, including Italy, Iceland, Greece and [...]

2021-05-22T20:42:22+00:00May 22nd, 2021|

Here are the latest mask guidelines in the USA

As of Thursday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced fully vaccinated Americans can stop wearing masks and social distancing. "Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance," the CDC now says. This reversal is a big shift from the CDC’s previous guidelines, which [...]

2021-05-16T14:34:48+00:00May 16th, 2021|

Here’s where Americans can travel to right now

While travel is still strongly discouraged in general, several countries have recently eased restrictions. This means for many Americans, a European summer vacation isn’t as far away as it seems. Anyone who travels back to the USA, regardless of destination, will be required to show a negative test result before boarding a flight home. Many airlines and airports have started to offer on-site rapid Covid-19 tests, so do check beforehand and [...]

2021-05-11T20:15:24+00:00May 11th, 2021|

Struggling to get a vaccine appointment in Mass? Here are 5 tips

As of Monday, adults 16 years and older in Massachusetts now qualify for the Covid-19 vaccine. More than 3 million Massachusetts residents have already received their first shot, but many are finding it difficult to sign up for an appointment. Here are some tips for those who qualify. Make sure you’re pre-registered on Mass.gov. You should receive an email from the state to book your appointment after registering.  There are vaccine [...]

2021-04-22T21:03:10+00:00April 22nd, 2021|

Will a US/UK travel corridor be a reality this summer?

A couple weeks back, CNBC reported that the Biden administration was rumored to be considering relaxing travel restrictions as soon as mid-May. This would affect travel between the US and Mexico, Canada, and inbound travel from the UK, Europe, and Brazil.  In March 2020, the US banned all non-essential travelers from the UK — a rule which as of now still remains in place. There's no reverse ban on US travelers entering [...]

2021-04-11T20:12:57+00:00April 11th, 2021|

Here’s how how to celebrate Easter, Passover, and Ramadan safely with family

The spring holidays are fast approaching; East is this Sunday, Ramadan follows the week after on the 12th, and Passover is already in swing. As more people getting vaccinated, many are wondering if they can gather with family, friends, and loved ones during the holidays. Thanks to new, looser guidelines from the CDC, the spring holidays could look a little less lonely than Christmas and Thanksgiving — but we’re not out of [...]

2021-03-28T19:02:55+00:00March 28th, 2021|

Massachusetts has launched a new system for booking Covid-19 vaccinations

Massachusetts has a new pre-registration system for Covid-19 vaccinations, as of Friday, March 12. This means all Massachusetts residents eligible for their Covid-19 vaccination can now pre-register and book an appointment at their nearest vaccination site online. This online portal is now the only way to book an appointment at one of Massachusetts’ seven mass vaccine sites. Once you register in the portal, you will be placed in an online queue [...]

2021-03-14T17:36:22+00:00March 14th, 2021|

Massachusetts ends mandatory quarantine for 2 more states under COVID-19 travel order

Missouri, Oregon and Washington state have joined Massachusetts’ list of ‘low-risk’ states for travel, health officials announced on Friday. The only other locations on this list previously were Puerto Rico and Hawaii. What this means is that travelers from these states no longer need to quarantine when they arrive in Massachusetts as of Saturday, March 6th.  The criteria for states to be added to the ‘low-risk’ list are that the location [...]

2021-03-07T18:35:39+00:00March 7th, 2021|

Massachusetts wants all elementary students back to school by April

Earlier today, Elementary and Secondary Commissioner Jeff Riley announced that efforts were being put in place to get more students back into classrooms soon. The announcement came in light of news that health metrics were improving and mitigation measures were being put in place across the state. Riley joined Governor Charlie Baker and James Peyser, the state’s Education Secretary, in a press conference and said that he plans to take a [...]

2021-02-23T22:11:17+00:00February 23rd, 2021|
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