Poor air quality has become the latest complication due to wildfires
As wildfires continue to spread in the Pacific Northwest, the air quality in the area has started to reach “hazardous” and “unhealthy” levels, according to the Washington Post.
Officials in Oregon encouraged people with respiratory deficiencies to stay home.
More than 30 people have died as a result of the fires, including 24 people in California, 10 in Oregon and 1 in Washington.
The coronavirus will affect a longstanding Thanksgiving tradition
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will not be a live event this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to FOX News.
The parade will also not follow its normal route, as the floats will be placed on Midtown Manhattan’s Herald Square instead of beginning at Central Park.
Taking health precautions into consideration, the event will be prerecorded, and the amount of people participating will be down 75% compared to last year. All participants will be required to wear masks.
The three-hour parade will be aired at its regular scheduled time on Nov. 26 at 9 a.m. E.T. on NBC.
Trump rally in Nevada sparks controversy
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak criticized President Donald Trump for holding an indoor rally Sunday that disregarded state health and safety guidelines, according to NBC News.
Despite having preventive measures like hand sanitizers and temperature checks at the entrance, the majority of the people at the rally were not wearing a face covering or social distancing.
“As usual, he doesn’t believe the rules apply to him,” said Sisolak. In response, Trump justified his decision by claiming that Sisolak had made it “impossible” for him to hold his rally outdoors.
Nevada policy prohibits gatherings of more than 50 people.