America is open again, with bars, restaurants, hotels, shops, salons, and other entertainment-oriented businesses back, well, in business.
The COVID-19 shutdown caused the country to stop to a halt like a speeding car that suddenly ran up on a red light. The state of New Jersey for example, that is known for its legal gambling, was ordered on March 16th by Gov. Phil Murphy to close down nine legal casinos in Atlantic City. Therefore, these casinos have lost a lot of money and most of their players started looking for legal online casino sites in NJ as an alternative. Although, now that New Jersey is advancing to Stage 2 Gov. Murphy’s goal is to re-open the land-based casinos by the weekend of July 4th. The entertainment industry is trying to rebuild itself and return to its normal activities as soon as possible. But what is considered normal nowadays?
People are wearing masks, sitting six feet apart in restaurants, not leaning against the bar but rather sitting while in the bars, and following the guidelines established by local and state government and health officials.
Travel destinations are making a comeback, too. Las Vegas, in particular, has opened many hotels and travelers are going to the casinos, bars, and even to the hotel pools. The well known Ceasers Palace Hotel & Casino has opened as well, and the players must wear masks while playing at the tables.
Sports are back as well, though some without fans.
Here’s a list of approved activities and what is open in most locations. Please note that every country is different so if you’re traveling and want to know more information, either ask your friends who live there, or your hotel when you check into it:
• Restaurants for sit-down dining. Note: Some cities are even allowing tables to be put on sidewalks and on the streets which are blocked off to traffic.
• Casinos (including Indian casinos)
ª Beaches, including boardwalks and piers
• Running and bike trails
• Shopping Malls
History buffs probably know that President Calvin Coolidge once said “the business of America IS business,” and that 1920s phase still applies today as America seeks to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic.