Amsterdam's red-light district emerges from lockdown
AMSTERDAM It wasn't quite business as usual Wednesday as Amsterdam's red-light district emerged from coronavirus lockdown, but it was close. Sex work was the professions allowed back in business as of July 1 in the latest relaxation of virus-prevention measures in the Netherlands. Van der Berg said not all of the windows in the historic buildings of the red-light district were occupied on the first day of post-lockdown business. But according to van der Berg, it was bustling as sex workers welcomed clients again. The red-light district remains one of Amsterdam's major tourism magnets with its often seedy mix of bars, brothels, sex shows and coffee shops selling marijuana.
Gyms reopen, restaurant seating expands Monday in Florida
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Gyms and fitness centers were allowed to reopen Monday and restaurants can now seat more customers, as Gov. DeSantis announced Friday that restaurants on Monday could expand their indoor seating to accommodate 50% occupancy, after being limited to 25% occupancy since May 4. Under the guidelines laid out by the governor, gyms can reopen at up to 50% capacity with social distancing measures in place. The governor’s phase one plan for gyms includes encouraging people to make appointments or schedule the use of equipment. “They have to provide how they're going to do it, how they're going to accommodate the guests, how they're going to protect the staff, and then they need to have an endorsement from the relevant official in their locality.”Movie theaters and bars, meanwhile, will remain closed.
What to expect from the next step in DeSantis’ plan to reopen Florida
Ron DeSantis on Friday unveiled the next part of his plan to reopen the state as it recovers from the financial fallout of the pandemic. Below is a list of the changes we’ve compiled:RestaurantsIndoor seating at restaurants is going up to 50-percent capacity, an increase from 25-percent capacity. DeSantis gave his blessing for libraries and museums to reopen at 50-percent capacity, but he left the door open for local officials to decide when to reopen. GymsGyms can reopen at 50-percent capacity, but the governor urged people to practice social distancing and sanitize surfaces when they’re done. Professional sportsSports teams can resume training at their venues and the governor welcomed out-of-state teams to come to Florida as well.
Here’s what some Northeast Florida gyms are doing before reopening
Ron DeSantis was in Jacksonville on Friday, where he announced that gyms in Florida can reopen starting on Monday. Under the guidelines laid out by the governor, gyms can reopen at up to 50% capacity with social distancing measures in place. All members and staff will have temperatures monitored upon entry into Y facilities and are required to practice social distancing. New stringent cleaning and disinfecting protocols are also being implemented throughout all areas of Y facilities and program sites. During the first phase of reopening at YMCA facilities -- open gym, swim lessons and adult and/or youth sports will not be available.
Get pumped, Florida: Gyms reopening on Monday
Ron DeSantis announced Friday that gyms across Florida can reopen beginning on Monday as the state moves forward with the first phase of its recovery. “If you’re inside, make sure you’re doing the social distance and then sanitize machines and surfaces after us,” DeSantis said. I mean if you’re sweating on the dip bar, clean the dip bar when you’re done doing dips. “When you stop the economy, you had 100,000 people trying to access the system. So the system broke.”DeSantis said that the state could be close to surpassing in $2 billion in unemployment funds distributed to residents.
Gym owners in Florida demand clarity & timeline for reopening
Gym owners in Florida demand clarity & timeline for reopeningPublished: May 12, 2020, 6:04 pmGym owners across the state of Florida are becoming increasingly frustrated with a lack of clarity from Gov. Ron DeSantis regarding how and when they might be able to reopen.