11 04, 2021

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

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

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 [...]

28 03, 2021

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

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

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 [...]

14 03, 2021

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

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

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 [...]

7 03, 2021

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

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

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 [...]

23 02, 2021

Massachusetts wants all elementary students back to school by April

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

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 [...]

17 02, 2021

Another snow storm is coming — here are a few activities to keep you entertained

2021-02-17T17:10:11+00:00February 17th, 2021|

The Boston area is expected to get hit with yet another snowstorm this Thursday and should see at least 4 inches of snow, which means we’ll all be hunkered down inside. While being stuck inside isn’t anything new these days, instead of spending the day doing laundry, here are a few fun ways to spend your snow day instead. If you’re home with friends, family, and roommates, hide and seek is [...]

7 02, 2021

Ready for Super Bowl Sunday? Here are some last minute tips

2021-02-07T18:16:02+00:00February 7th, 2021|

America’s most famous sporting event is here again! The 55th annual Super Bowl kicks off in just a few hours. Even if you’re not the world’s biggest football fan, we’ve pulled together some of the best tips for making it a great one — from commercial break games to easy recipes. Arguably the most important part of any event is the food, right? Super Bowl Sunday is no exception. Think: nachos, wings, [...]

26 01, 2021

These Massachusetts COVID-19 restrictions were relaxed as of Monday

2021-01-26T21:04:37+00:00January 26th, 2021|

Massachusetts relaxed several COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, after promising COVID-19 data was released. The latest data showed a 10% drop in hospitalizations and an average positivity test rate drop of 33% since early January. However, the full set of rollbacks won’t yet take place in Boston.  Businesses such as restaurants, movie theaters, and health clubs may now stay open past 9:30pm. Premises that sell alcohol, including liquor stores, may also remain [...]

22 01, 2021

Tired of video calls? Here are 3 virtual games you may not have tried yet

2021-01-22T08:51:36+00:00January 22nd, 2021|

As we’re nearing a full year of lockdown, many of us are pretty sick of video calls. Zoom, Google Hangouts, House Party… most of us would probably be happy to never have to hit “accept” on a digital call invitation ever again. While the pandemic is far from over, and the wintry weather in most areas of the world make it difficult to meet up outside at a safe distance, there [...]

13 01, 2021

Massachusetts hits “severe outbreak” status — refresh yourself on COVID-19 guidelines here

2021-01-13T17:26:24+00:00January 13th, 2021|

For the first time during the pandemic, the national coronavirus data tracker has moved Massachusetts to “severe outbreak” status. With over 90,000 current active infections and rising hospitalizations, now is a great time to refresh yourself on the latest state guidelines regarding indoor and outdoor socializing, restaurants, and more. The “Phase 2, Step 2” of Boston’s reopening, which was announced in December, has since been renewed with further modifications. This means [...]

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