JC Schools doesn’t recommend policy classifying teachers as essential workers

The Jefferson City School District decided Monday not to recommend a policy for consideration to the board that would have deemed school staff as essential workers. 

“We heard our staff and families — this is not something they are comfortable with at this time — and so the district did not recommend the policy for consideration by the board,” district spokeswoman Ryan Burns said. 

District officials reached out for input

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How consulting is trying to stay essential during Covid-19

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The Big Idea

Consultants are rebranding as pandemic-fighting experts as they try to stay essential amid a global recession. Here’s the TLDR to our field guide on consulting’s new challenges.

Here’s Why

1⃣ Covid-19 is adding to existing threats facing the consulting industry.

2⃣ It’s a bad time to be looking for a job in consulting.


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3⃣ But for many firms, the crisis is

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Singapore, Indonesia agree to resume ‘essential’ travel

Oct. 12 (UPI) — Singapore and Indonesia have agreed to resume travel for businesses and government officials on Oct. 26, even as Indonesia remains home to Asia’s second-worst COVID-19 outbreak.

Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said in a Facebook post Monday the decision to allow cross-border travel with Indonesia is part of the “gradual and calibrated steps to reopen our borders and support our economic recovery,” Singapore’s Straits Times reported.

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Singapore, Indonesia agree to launch green lane for essential business and official travel

SINGAPORE: Singapore and Indonesia have agreed to set up a reciprocal green lane (RGL) for essential business and official travel between both countries.

Applications for the RGL will open on Oct 26 and travel will start soon after, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Monday (Oct 12).

The agreement comes less than two months after MFA said on Aug 25 that Singapore and Indonesia planned to

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Indonesia creates essential business, diplomatic travel corridor with Singapore – SE Asia

Indonesia has completed negotiations to establish a travel corridor with Singapore to facilitate urgent diplomatic missions and essential business trips between the two countries amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said at a press conference on Monday that the arrangement, dubbed the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL), would come into effect on Oct. 26.

“Trips [via the corridor] may be available within several days in accordance with Indonesia’s

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6 essential SEO tips for tourism businesses

Whether you run a guest house, a game farm, an eatery, an adventure attraction or a transport service, the national lockdown has probably been hard on your tourism or travel business. As the country’s lockdown restrictions ease to level 1, you are no doubt looking forward to being able to welcome guests back to your destination.

Just ask one of our customers, Vinolia Masera, founder of travel and leisure portal,
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Airline workers are essential. Will Congress keep them flying?

It is often said in aviation circles that an airline is made up of people’s lives. This has been on my mind through these difficult months, as airlines and policymakers have fought to protect the livelihoods of airline workers and preserve the connections they make for travelers. 

Recently, airline cabins and social media have resonated with further evidence of this simple truth, as workers issued tearful farewells, affirming their

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Ige says Oct. 15 opening of trans-Pacific travel is essential for state’s economy

Gov. David Ige remained insistent Wednesday that the state is committed to opening up trans-Pacific travel on Oct. 15 without requiring quarantines for arriving passengers who tested negative for COVID-19 by using a “trusted partner” of the state within 72 hours prior to departure.

The trusted partners announced as of Wednesday include AFC Urgent Care, Carbon Health, CityHealth Urgent Care, Color, CVS Health, Hawaiian Airlines, Kaiser Permanente (for members only),

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From dabbawalas to consulates staff, WR releases list of essential staff who can take Mumbai local trains

The suburban trains in operation now are only for frontline staff and essential service workers as laid down by the state government, and a QR code-empowered ticketing mechanism is in place for those who need to board.

The local trains were suspended for the general public since the lockdown began on March 22. The Western Railway and Central Railway resumed their Mumbai suburban services over mainline and Harbour line on

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Sabah borders to close, only essential travel allowed

Editor’s note: A correction was issued by Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s office at 5pm. Amendments have been made to paragraphs 2 and 3.

COVID-19 | Sabah has closed its borders to non-Sabahans except for those providing essential services, students and civil servants to stop the spread of Covid-19.

In addition, anyone currently in Sabah will not be allowed to leave the state unless for emergencies or official duties and this too

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Essential services staff can travel in workmen special suburban trains in Chennai from Oct 5 | Chennai News

CHENNAI: In response to the request from the Tamil Nadu government, Southern Railway has decided to permit essential services staff authorised by the state government to travel in limited number of suburban trains — run as workmen specials by the Chennai division of Southern Railway — from October 5.
Details of these train services would be displayed at the stations, an official release said.
The state government has nominated an
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Special trains for essential staff in Chennai; Charminar open to visitors

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Tamil Nadu Andhra Pradesh Telangana Coronavirus News Live Updates: The Southern Railway on Friday announced that Suburban trains, run as Workmen specials by the Chennai Division of the Southern Railway for essential services staff authorised by the Tamil Nadu government will be operational from October 5 in Chennai.

According to a circular issued by the Southern Railway, a nodal officer nominated by the government

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TN govt ‘essential service staff’ can ride trains to suburbs

Chennai, Oct 2 (PTI) The Southern Railway on Friday said the Tamil Nadu government employees authorised as essential services staff would be allowed to board its ‘Workmen Specials’ running on the city’s suburban routes from October 5.

Southern Railway is presently operating the specials for its own workmen.

The services would be out of bounds for the general public.

‘In response to the request of the government of Tamil Nadu,

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Essential Service Staff to Board Suburban Trains in Tamil Nadu from October 5

The Southern Railway on Friday said the Tamil Nadu government employees authorised as essential services staff would be allowed to board its “Workmen Specials” running on the city’s suburban routes from October 5. Southern Railway is presently operating the specials for its own workmen.

The services would be out of bounds for the general public. “In response to the request of the government of Tamil Nadu, it is decided to

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Coronavirus India lockdown Day 190 updates | TN govt. ‘essential service staff’ can travel in suburban trains from October 5

In the eight months since the first case of coronavirus infection was detected on January 30, September alone recorded 26,21,418 infections, accounting for 41.53% of the over 63 lakh COVID-19 cases reported in the country so far.

The past month also saw 33,390 deaths due to the disease, which is around 33.84% of the total 98,678 deaths recorded so far.

You can track coronavirus cases, deaths and testing rates at

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Travel: Essential advice for travellers concerned about coronavirus

Unless you’ve been living under a rock – or a 10-tonne pallet of toilet roll for that matter, COVID-19 will now be a household term. With the world avidly awaiting daily updates, many of us have been struck by inertia, not wanting to move for fear of being sneezed, coughed or spluttered upon by potential germ carriers. The idea of self-isolation is beginning to sound as appealing as a five-star … Read More

Real-Time, Contactless Feedback Is Essential To Adapt To The New Normal

Feedback – and especially real-time feedback at the moment of experience – is going to be more important than ever in a time when new customer needs, emotions and behaviors are changing and evolving day by day.  

As customers start to travel, shop and visit high-traffic locations once again, there is undoubtedly an increased focus on expectations around customer experience. Indeed, Covid-19 has dramatically shaken up the customer-facing industry, with

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Camping during the pandemic: An expert’s essential tips for first-time campers

If we get the green light to travel this summer, many vacation plans may no longer be viable as a result of the pandemic. Canceled flights, mandatory quarantine periods, plus a seemingly endless list of closed businesses and rescheduled events have made some trips impossible — inspiring travelers to seek new opportunities.

While a trip to Italy is probably not happening, a camping adventure might be feasible in 2020. According

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Singapore, Sichuan Discuss Possibility of Essential Travel

Essential travel to Sichuan province in China may soon be possible. According to the Second Minister for Trade and Industry, Tan See Leng, Singapore will discuss ways to reinstate business and official travel to Chengdu.

Chengdu is Sichuan’s provincial capital and also a major transport hub in the region.

This decision comes after the 21st Singapore-Sichuan Trade and Investment Committee Meeting, where both countries expressed their interest to resume essential

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Japan Opening Travel From Singapore For Essential Business Purposes – Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Japan Opening Travel From Singapore For Essential Business Purposes

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In a joint press statement with the Indonesian
government, starting September 18 the Japanese government will
begin accepting requests for travel for essential business purposes
and official travel to and from Singapore.

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