The San Antonio Museum of Art is glad it kept mask requirements

Jun 29, 2020
As cases surge across Texas, the museums's co-interim director reflects on reopening and the safety precautions taken.
Visitors in the galleries of the San Antonio Art Museum.
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What is it like to reopen a restaurant right now?

May 20, 2020
The restaurant industry faces a huge challenge: not just how to reopen safely, but how to make customers feel safe.
A restaurant reopens its in-person service in Brookhaven, Georgia, on April 27.
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Is it safe to visit gyms, cafes, and stores? Here's what the data says.

May 20, 2020
Researchers analyzed the risks and rewards of opening different businesses right now.
MIT researchers say we need to "ration our social contact" during these times. But how best to do that?
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Libraries have spent years reinventing themselves. Will they have to do it again?

May 14, 2020
Just when libraries had figured out how to be a community space, they might have to change again.
Jennifer Pearson, director of the Marshall County Library in Tennessee, with a bag of books for curbside pickup.
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Cities may reopen, but will customers' wallets?

May 4, 2020
When it comes to companies that bank on large gatherings, analysts think COVID-19's impact will be long-lasting.
People stand outside the gates of Disneyland in March.
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5 other things reopening now

Oct 17, 2013
The government shutdown is finally over, but it wasn't the only thing reopening today.