Nashville, Kimberly Michael, Alabama discussed on Morning Edition

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PLN. All summer long. Kimberly Michael says she's been chasing waterfalls with a boyfriend. They've explored almost every trail within a short drive of their home in Huntsville, Alabama. But it's his birthday and they had to find a way to celebrate, if not with at least near some people, because home is work school. It's everything so just getting away for an hour up the street and staying in the hotel is like a vacation for real. It rolled into Nashville fashionably late, ready to responsibly party in the honky tonk masked up as required. She and the birthday boy, Marcus Robinson just needed to check into the hotel. But the bars while they've reopened, still have to close at 10 30 like we went in with full. Godric's come down like a go like some happened. Life has not returned to normal in time for the Labor Day weekend, But many local governments are lifting restrictions to resuscitate tourism activity in time for the tail end of summer. Nashville gave the green light to peddle taverns this week, allowing the human powered bars on wheels to take the streets again. Perhaps it's better than an enclosed space. But epidemiologist Melissa make feeders of Vanderbilt University, says loosening rules sends a broader signal. Sometimes as we start to lift restrictions, the impression that people get is, Oh, that must mean it's safe. We want to make sure that we don't give that impression because this disease is not gone anywhere, and there's a new X factor With this holiday. In many states, schools have resumed in person classes so families and friends meeting up for the long weekend are now more likely to potentially exposed As each other to the virus. And yet some epidemiologist say it's worth finding a way to get together safely OUTDOORS. Berta Hidalgo of the University of Alabama Birmingham says it could help with mental health. If you can do the safe things now before winter hits in that cold weather hits, then you'll be more resilient to get through any bad times that may come. Inside an unusually quiet Nashville honky talk. Most people are not wearing masks, but they're following the rule to stay in their seats. The band is live taking requests. They.

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