EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — After a year of missed holidays, birthdays and weddings, families were finally brought back together Friday at a special event in New Jersey . CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis was there for the emotional reunions. READ MORE: Road To Reopening: Junior's Cheesecake Reopens Times Square Restaurant, Offers Free Mini Cheesecakes To Customers With Proof Of COVID Vaccination It wasn’t the usual game day at MetLife Stadium . Instead, it was a day of families reuniting with loves ones after a long year apart. “Extremely excited to see them. It’s gonna be a really… I know we’re gonna cry,” said Florida resident Michele Wasserman. She and her sister Sue were waiting to reunite with family after an emotional year. They lost their 69-year-old brother Steve to COVID and the pandemic kept them from traveling to New Jersey to be with his wife and kids. (credit: CBS2) “We couldn’t come up for the funeral… It’s gonna be a happy and bittersweet … [Read more...] about Families Reunite With Loved Ones At MetLife Stadium After Long, Emotional Year Of COVID
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( CBS San Francisco ) — A possible fourth stimulus check remains a popular topic with the third round of economic relief payments almost concluded. About 164 million payments of up to $1,400 per person have been issued since the third stimulus package passed in mid-March. Another 1.1 million paper checks and EIP cards should go out this week. And plus-up payments, for those who didn’t receive what they were due, have also been going out. Together they add up to most of the $422 billion allotted in President Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. These relief payments are part of a broad effort to cushion COVID’s economic impact on households and support the economy while the pandemic recovery continues. The stimulus package also extends unemployment benefits, enhances the child tax credit, and much more. The recent round of checks follows the $1,200 CARES Act payments at the pandemic’s outset and the $600 payments from January. READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: Parents Will … [Read more...] about Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment In Your Future?
Business activities and travel remain highly restricted in many places after a harrowing year. People, businesses and social organizations are eager to get back to normal, so it’s no surprise that vaccine passports , sold as tickets to normality, are making news. COVID-19 vaccine passports would be novel health credentials that people carry and present — in the form of a QR code, perhaps — to access certain social activities. The least restrictive vaccine passports are intended for travel to countries in lieu of tests and quarantines, like the EU’s digital passport . More restrictive vaccine passports serve as tickets to any social activities authorities deem “nonessential,” like Denmark’s Coronapas or Israel’s Green Pass . In the United States no federal vaccine passport exists , but certain states are rolling them out. New York's Excelsior Pass restricts social activities like large sporting events and performances to those on … [Read more...] about Restricting the unvaccinated sets a dangerous precedent
(CBS San Francisco) — Raising a child costs money… lots of money. Government estimates put the number at over $230,000 per child , not including college. And that figure can be much higher based on the local cost of living. The Child Tax Credit was put in place over two decades ago to lessen the financial burden. Parents and guardians of the approximately 66 million children in qualifying households are about to receive some more help from Uncle Sam. The American Rescue Plan, signed into law in March, raises the amount of the credit and changes how it’s implemented. The $1.9 trillion COVID relief package increases the Child Tax Credit from $2,000 to up to $3,600, depending on the child’s age and the family’s income. Qualifying parents will no longer have to wait for their tax refunds to see that money either. Payments will be issued on a monthly basis starting this summer. READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment On The Way? How Will The Expanded Child … [Read more...] about Child Tax Credit: Parents Will Soon Get A Monthly Check, But For How Much?
Lia Maria Sepe, age 7, attends online classes from her front yard, as her mother, Raquel, looks on. Photo: Brian Snyder/REUTERS Women more often do two things at once, sociologist Arlie Hochschild found in 1989. They “write checks and return phone calls, vacuum and keep an eye on the 3-year-old, fold laundry and think out the shopping list,” she wrote in The Second Shift . The tasks add up, and so does the stress. As Hochschild pursued her research, she arrived at an unfortunate conclusion. Mothers typically worked the equivalent of two jobs: one in public and another in the private domestic sphere of the home. She warned the gender revolution was potentially stalled. Now the gender revolution may no longer be stalled — it may be in reverse. Blame some backward momentum on the pandemic . Nearly 3 million women left the workforce in 2020, and only 1.5 million had returned by late April of this year. Schools closed, which forced children home and increased burdens on … [Read more...] about The Sexist Backlash to Universal Day Care