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Minneapolis to resume worship, weddings and funerals
After consulting with faith leaders and new guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control, Gov. Tim Walz issued an order which allows places of worship, wedding and funerals to reopen from Wednesday. This executive order 20-62 permits the reopening with gatherings of not more than ten people with the following requirements:
- Maintaining a minimum of six feet distance between households is mandatory.
- Indoor gathering occupancy must not be over 25% of the overall capacity.
- Outdoor get-togethers must include a maximum of 250 people.
The governor urges Minnesotans to limit their in-person interactions and those at risk to stay at home. He also clarifies that the order does not permit receptions and communal sharing of food.
Archbishop Hebda stated that as told continuously by the bishops of Minnesota, pastors and parishes can resume public Mass. But they should only restart if they are confident of maintaining the sanitization and ensuring that the protocols such as following the changes in the liturgy, mainly related to the reception of Holy Communion.
In response to the tweet of President Donald Trump, where he regarded worship to be essential, many faith leaders came up to thank the decision. They pointed out that the religious groups were feeling left behind and that now, every leader will ensure safety.
Also, the battle for reopening restaurants and bars continues. And due to a recent COVID-19 in a graduation ceremony, the new order does not apply for these ceremonies.
Minneapolis to follow new mask rules
Similar to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, the Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frier puts out an order that people above the age of two years are entitled to wear masks or coverings which may include surgical, N95 or homemade. One should ensure that their nose and mouth are covered especially in most indoor places where people gather as a community. One of the Spokesperson for CDC’s COVID-19 response informed that due to high suffocation probability, children under two years do not re to wear masks. The indoor spaces include stores, recreation centres, schools, buildings, hotels. The company owners must ensure that their employees put on their masks in case of any public dealings. These new mask regulations will come into effect from May 26, and one should call 311 if they spot violations. The health department will look into complaints regarding food and lodging, the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development investigate issues in places selling tobacco and liquor. New additions rules will be out for indoor restaurant services. Other states have also imposed mask requirements.
Jack Dorsey donated $ 15 million to the Basic Unconditional Income Program in the USA
The Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI) pilot program of mayors of 30 American cities, which promotes the idea of introducing an unconditional basic income (BBI) in the United States, announced that the founder and head of the microblogging service Twitter, Jack Dorsey, donated $ 15 million from personal funds to the program. In the summer, Jack Dorsey donated $ 3 million to the program.
The MGI program was created in late June at the initiative of the Mayor of Stockton, California, Michael Tubbs. In his city, since last year, he has been running a program to provide 125 local residents with $ 500 a month, under the terms of the program, a person can spend money on anything. Analysis of spending shows that people prefer to spend it on food, transportation and utility bills. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program was extended.
Electric car maker Tesla has shown tests of the Semi truck for the first time
Trucks must be equipped with four independent engines. On a single charge, Semi should travel from 480 to 800 km, and without breakdowns - up to 1.6 million km.
The cost of the car is expected to range from $ 150,000 to $ 180,000. It is still unknown when the trucks will go on sale.
Adidas has partnered with Lego manufacturer to release original sneakers that can be decorated with bricks
a special feature is the original customized design, on the sides there are transparent plastic inserts three strips, which can be supplemented with Lego bricks.
This will allow you to create a custom design for your shoes.
The model is called the Adidas Ultraboost DNA X Lego Plates. According to the data on the Adidas website, it costs $ 200