Day: May 18, 2020

A Trip to the Dentist

I went to the dentist today, the first day (I think) that Park Dental has been open at its Downtown Duluth location in the Medical Arts Building. There is a Park Dental location near my workplace, but I have an affection for running errands downtown, normally.

So much has changed — for starters, the waiting room has no coffee tables, no magazines, no children’s books. There used to be free coffee, no more. There was a sneeze guard, a plexiglass shield, separating me from the staff as I checked in, signing papers verifying my health and acknowledging the risks of COVID in dental work. I was given a mask (I had left mine in the car, because you can’t wear a mask to a tooth cleaning. But of course, the waiting room, the waiting room.

As I entered, I was asked to wash my hands. I was given a Dixie

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A New California: The future of 24 Hour Fitness clubs

We’re focused on fitness, specifically, 24 Hour Fitness. The chain that has almost 450 clubs, 22,000 employees, and some 3.5 million members have spent the last two months figuring out how to make the gym model work amidst the coronavirus crisis.  

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The club’s CEO, Tony Ueber, says they’re ready to reopen with modifications.           

“The most important is we’re going to open the clubs for an hour at a time; let people come in and workout, then we’ll close the club for 30 minutes in order to do a deep cleaning.  And then open it back up for another 60-minute segment,” says Ueber.

Ueber says the hour on, 30 minutes off will give cleaning

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