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CDC Adds Germany, Denmark to Highest Travel Warning Level As Europe’s COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

Berlin: An excursion boat sails on the Spree against the backdrop of Berlin Cathedral.

Berlin: An excursion boat sails on the Spree against the backdrop of Berlin Cathedral.

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A pair of popular European destinations were placed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s highest travel warning list, the latest European countries to be added to the advisory.

The agency is warning Americans to “avoid” traveling to Germany and Denmark amid rising coronavirus cases in the two countries. The CDC, which updates the list each week, classified both countries as “Level 4” destinations, indicating a “very high” level of COVID-19 transmission there.

The agency classifies destinations as “Level 4” if they are experiencing more than 500 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over the last 28 days.

The CDC has continually added countries from Europe to its highest warning level in recent weeks, including Iceland, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Croatia, and Norway.

Overall, the COVID-19 situation seems to

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Home tours continue Feb. 12-13 | Keys Homes

Every February, you can feel the love for preservation when Old Island Restoration Foundation presents its Key West Home Tours. The next installment in the 61st year for the annual fundraiser is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13, just in time to ready for Valentines’ loving feelings.

The organization of the tours is different this year, as guests for the previous two limited-edition tours have noted. In keeping with the CDC pandemic guidelines, OIRF is putting safety first. Each day from 1 to 5 p.m. the number of people touring is limited to 10 people in groups of eight. Careful distancing from others and face coverings are required to participate.

Also new this year, the 160 reserved tickets for the tours may be purchased only online at keywesthometours.com or at the Oldest House Museum gift store, 322 Duval St. In fact, the Oldest House is pivotal to the 2021

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Tours available of Topeka Woman’s Club building, as renovations continue

The new owners of the historic Woman’s Club of Topeka building are preparing to offer “bare bones” tours of the space, and ticket sales from the tours will benefit a local nonprofit.

According to a news release Tuesday from owners Shelby Brokaw and Courtney Stemler, tours of the building will be offered the third weekend in February.

Those who decide to embark on a tour can expect to see historic features of the building that have been uncovered during the renovation process, as the new owners transform the former Woman’s Club into a downtown event venue named “The Beacon.” Those touring the space will also hear about the owners’ upcoming plans.

Stemler said in an interview Tuesday with The Topeka Capital-Journal that she and her co-owners are nearing the end of phase one of the renovation process, which includes demolition in some areas and working with the project architect to

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Canadians continue to fly to Hawaii despite COVID-19 travel advisories

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – It seems B.C.’s snowbirds are continuing to fly out of country, despite warnings to avoid non-essential travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hawaii’s online COVID-19 stats show 1,260 people arrived from Vancouver International Airport through the month of January.

Of those travellers, 793 declared they were on vacation or travelling for pleasure, 125 were airline crew members, and 121 people were flying to the state to visit friends or family.

Hawaii’s COVID-19 portal shows more than 1,200 travellers flew from Vancouver International Airport to the state in January. (Courtesy State of Hawai’i)

With new travel mandates, it’s possible the number of travellers to Hawaii will go down.

In addition to showing a negative PCR test before boarding a flight for Canada, travellers will soon also be required to take a test upon arrival. The new requirements mean these arriving passengers will have to quarantine in

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