1. Santa Clara Now In Least Restrictive Tier
So after an eternity of social distancing, virtual meetings, and going back and forth about the safety guidelines, the COVID situation appears to finally be getting better. Vaccines have been made readily available, businesses have started opening back up, and the idea of sitting down for dinner in a restaurant no longer seems terrifying.
Memorial Day has returned, which allows the American people to remember and honor all the men and women who died in service to their country.
While vaccine access has greatly improved in the last months, questions remain about what Bay Area transit will look like when the crowds come back.
So, first the good news: if you’re just cleaning your living space, spring cleaning during COVID remains the same as regular spring cleaning. That is, no temperature checks, no rapid testing swabs, and no wearing a mask indoors (though it’s not a bad idea when using high strength cleaning chemicals).
The Earth Day Network announced the theme of “Restore the Earth” as the official plan for 2021. That’s an especially fitting theme after 2020, which seemed to go on for five years and left most of us exhausted, stressed, and overwhelmed.
Aside from the dusting, the sweeping, and the mopping, Spring Cleaning tends to involve the trashing. As in, yanking all those old boxes out of the closets and attics and dropping them into the nearest garbage can.
March 20, 2021. The first day of spring, the start of the final semester of the school year, and the advent of so many hopes for the new year.
Fun fact: St. Valentine’s Day started out as a pagan festival until the Pope changed it to honor a saint. This is the only explanation we have as to why a holiday known for romantic gestures takes place in winter.