Amid another Covid surge, schools and businesses find plans disrupted
John F. Kennedy International Airport passengers line up after the airlines announce that many flights have been canceled due to Omicron coronavirus. This virus was spread on Christmas Eve in Queens (New York), December 24, 2021.
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On a cruise from Lisbon, there was a Covid-19 epidemic. Numerous flights have been cancelled. Schools moving to the remotest places again.
This is a brand new year, but it’s also the beginning of a new decade. pandemicIt continues to disrupt American lives in the same way it did for nearly two years.
It is now the omicron strainIt is highly transmissible so it can be evaded vaccine protection. CNBC analysis from Johns Hopkins University data shows that the seven-day average number of cases has increased by doubling to 386,000 in the week ending September 13. The rates are expected to rise because of delays in reporting during the holidays as well as an increase in home testing, which may have kept cases from being reported to officials.
Businesses and schools are having a hard time resuming normal operations after the holiday season due to an increase in Covid-19 cases.
As cases increase, companies are pushing back the return to work dates. Chevron, Apple, GoogleAnd Uber.
Many colleges have made it clear that they will be moving students to online classes. Harvard University announced that they would move a lot of their work and learning online for at most the first three weeks.
Harvard officials say, “Please understand that we don’t take this step lightly.” wroteIn a letter addressed to students and staff. It was prompted by the sudden rise of COVID-19-related cases in the area and all across the country.
Others schools are also considering the move. The University of Chicago, George Washington UniversityAnd Columbia University. As breakthrough cases increase in frequency, many colleges will require students to have their booster vaccination.
As part of their ongoing review, local school districts are also reviewing their plans. Some schools are returning to hybrid or remote learning while others have adopted a modified class schedule that allows students to attend without lunch.
New York City is America’s biggest school district. However, there has been an increase in Covid cases. The school system will remain open on Monday. District officials are hoping to intensify testing to ensure instruction is still in-person.
People will likely return from holidays and visit their family members and friends. This virus can also disrupt travel.
According to the AP, a Covid-19-related outbreak in crew members caused a stoppage of a cruise ship that had more than 4,000 people on board. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saidOn Thursday, Americans should avoid cruises regardless of vaccination status.
Over 2,400 U.S.-bound flights were canceled by Saturday morning. accordingFlightAware is a tracking service. Many disruptions may also be caused by winter storms.
– This report was contributed by The Associated Press.