Mar 8, 2017

Where “A Day Without Women” is impacting schools and businesses

Today is International Women's Day, and women across the country are striking. "A Day Without Women" was planned by the organizers of the Women's March on Washington, which took place after Trump's inauguration. Here are some of the effects of the strike so far:

School closings:

  • The Chapel Hill school district in North Carolina
  • The Alexandria school district in Virginia, but 6 of the schools will still serve breakfast and lunch, according to Vox.
  • Prince George's county in Maryland, after 1,700 teachers and 30% of the transportation staff asked off, according to the Washington Post.
  • Center City Public Charter Schools in DC closed their 6 schools.
  • Maple Street preschool in Brooklyn, according to Huffington Post.

Businesses:

  • Violette Bakery and Belly Wine Bar in Boston, Pizzeria Paradiso in DC, and Brick House Art Gallery and Tres Hermanas Mexican Restaurant in Sacramento will all close or support the strike, according to Business Insider. Businesses around the country encouraged women to take off and prepared to be short of staff.
  • Netflix and NBC are giving their female workers a personal day off.
  • A radio station in Alabama will only play music by male artists.
  • MTV flipped their "M" to a "W"
MTV's Facebook profile photo.

Congress:

Democratic, female lawmakers are planning a walk out on the House floor for the strike.

How are you or the people in your area participating in "A Day Without Women"? Let me know.

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The wreckage of summer

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We usually think of Memorial Day as the start of the summer, with all of the fun and relaxation that goes with it — but this one is just going to remind us of all of the plans that have been ruined by the coronavirus.

Why it matters: If you thought it was stressful to be locked down during the spring, just wait until everyone realizes that all the traditional summer activities we've been looking forward to are largely off-limits this year.

Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 8 a.m. ET: 5,428,605 — Total deaths: 345,375 — Total recoveries — 2,179,408Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 8 a.m. ET: 1,643,499 — Total deaths: 97,722 — Total recoveries: 366,736 — Total tested: 14,163,915Map.
  3. World: White House announces travel restrictions on Brazil Over 100 cases in Germany tied to single day of church services.
  4. Public health: Officials are urging Americans to wear masks over Memorial Day.
  5. Economy: White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett says it's possible the unemployment rate could still be in double digits by November's election.
  6. Federal government: Trump attacks a Columbia University study that suggests earlier lockdown could have saved 36,000 American lives.
  7. What should I do? Hydroxychloroquine questions answeredTraveling, asthma, dishes, disinfectants and being contagiousMasks, lending books and self-isolatingExercise, laundry, what counts as soap — Pets, moving and personal healthAnswers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingHow to minimize your risk.
  8. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it, the right mask to wear.

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U.S. coronavirus updates

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios. This graphic includes "probable deaths" that New York City began reporting on April 14.

The CDC is warning of potentially "aggressive rodent behavior" amid a rise in reports of rat activity in several areas, as the animals search further for food while Americans stay home more during the coronavirus pandemic.

By the numbers: More than 97,700 people have died from COVID-19 and over 1.6 million have tested positive in the U.S. Over 366,700 Americans have recovered and more than 14.1 million tests have been conducted.