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PGA Tour modifies guidelines for positive coronavirus tests

The PGA Tour enters its eighth week of its return to golf with another modification to its guidelines for positive coronavirus tests and a gradual broadening of who gets to attend tournaments.

The updates on the test protocols means the end of grouping players who have recovered from the coronavirus – or having them play alone – and excluding them from PCR testing, which detects whether a person is actively infected, for three months from when they first experienced symptoms.

The tour originally said three weeks ago, based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that players

New rules of camping in the West in the time of coronavirus

Jo Manganello is keeping a close eye on the number of reservations at a campground in the San Bernardino Mountains she hopes to visit with her husband and young son. “Right now, it’s less than 50% capacity,” she said.

The 39-year-old from Glendale has a medical condition that puts her at higher risk of getting COVID-19. Though her doctor signed off on the trip, she’s being extra careful. She changed her vacation plans to visit midweek when campgrounds typically are less busy. And she picked a venue where campsites are spaced “farther apart than I am from my neighbors at

Tourism hot-spot Italy is now struggling to contain coronavirus: What to know about travel

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Italian health officials are trying to contain an outbreak that now amounts to 200 confirmed new coronavirus cases and five people dead. So what does that mean for North American tourists?

The World Economic Forum ranked Italy as the eighth-most attractive country for tourists in 2019. It was the fifth-most visited country in the world, right behind China in 2018, according to the World Tourism Organization.

Now the outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus in northern Italy, where schools are closed, the Venice Carnival celebration was canceled and major soccer events were postponed, is the hardest-hit country first outside

In Pacific Northwest, camping on rise amid coronavirus

Regardless, groups should include no more than five people from outside the household, which is the largest gathering allowed in the second of the state’s four-phase reopening plan, where Clark County remains.

At this point, we’re all well aware of the need to frequently wash hands or use hand sanitizer, and it’s no different while camping, experts say. And public bathrooms? If you can’t avoid them, be sure to wear a face covering, since research shows that the virus may linger in the air. Avoid touching any surfaces.

You could bring a portable restroom (that is, a bucket), such as