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Essential workers face additional rules to limit spread of disease

first_imgBridey Brownhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bridey-brown/ Twitter Facebook High school seniors reflect on missed traditions printEssential workers are finding that working during a pandemic comes with a whole new set of regulations from employers and families. Anthony Watson, a police officer for Dallas Area Rapid Transit, said even though officers have hand sanitizer at the ready and are required to wear gloves and masks, DART also implemented some more unique rules. DART operates in Dallas and Tarrant counties, which have reported 6,717 confirmed cases of COVID-19 combined. Although DART has not reported any cases involving passengers, it has implemented an agency-wide safety and cleaning protocol. “They give us alcohol wipes that we have to use to sanitize our whole patrol cars before we go out,” Watson said. He also said they’re only allowed to have one officer in each patrol car. Additionally, Watson said that when there was a shortage of hand sanitizer at the beginning of the pandemic, his department head used aloe and alcohol to make hand sanitizer for the officers. Lainney Obenshain’s job now requires her to hold drinks with plastic wrap as she hands them to customers. (Photo courtesy of Shannon Ralls.)America’s workforce has been reduced to only “essential workers” since March 16, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. And this doesn’t just include healthcare professionals or public safety officials.Lainney Obenshain, a barista at Scooter’s Coffee in Kansas City, Missouri, said her workplace also adopted some interesting ways to limit the spread of COVID-19.“One thing that’s changed is that the headset and window person can now only handle money and answer the headsets,” Obenshain said. “They can’t help make drinks or food or anything like that.”The headset and window person must also touch the products with plastic wrap as they’re giving it to the customer, she said. “The goal is that the plastic wrap blocks cross-contamination as much as possible,” Obenshain said. Despite all of the new rules, both Watson and Obenshain said they aren’t especially worried about working during the pandemic. “It’s a concern, but for law enforcement and firefighters, bringing home diseases is a concern like every day, too,” Watson said. However, he did jokingly add that his family makes him change his clothes before he goes inside after a day of work. Obenshain agreed with Watson’s point about being a little worried about becoming infected with the disease. “It is a little bit scary because I don’t know who I’m going to come in contact with and who they’ve come in contact with,” Obenshain said. “But if we’re as careful as we can be, then what else can we do?” ReddIt + posts Bridey Brownhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bridey-brown/ Bridey Brownhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bridey-brown/ Previous articleHigh school seniors reflect on missed traditionsNext articleBaseball players hope to compete during summer Bridey Brown RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bridey Brown ReddIt College students face challenges with distance learning King Hall flood caused by damaged bolt in water line World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Disney parks were alive with magic days before shutting down Welcome TCU Class of 2025 TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Linkedin Bridey Brown is a sophomore biology major and journalism minor from Flower Mound, Texas. She plans on pursuing a master’s and Ph.D. in biology in hopes of becoming a biology professor. When she’s not in lab, she enjoys playing music, drawing, and spending time with friends. Twitter Bridey Brownhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bridey-brown/ Facebook Members of First Baptist Church in Roanoke give out lunches to first responders in the church parking lot on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 thank the essential workers and show their appreciation during the COVID-19 pandemic. James Chaustre gives lunches to Firefighter/Paramedic Brandon Winesett from Station 4/7. The lunches included hot dogs which members of the congregation cooked fresh on the grill, chips, a cookie and a soda. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP)last_img read more

Ukrainian journalist dies of head injuries sustained in attack

first_imgNews RSF_en March 26, 2021 Find out more Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority Facebook Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV June 20, 2019 Ukrainian journalist dies of head injuries sustained in attack Follow the news on Ukraine Help by sharing this information September 7, 2020 Find out more Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media Organisation Receive email alerts News February 26, 2021 Find out more News UkraineEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeImpunityCitizen-journalistsViolence to go further UkraineEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeImpunityCitizen-journalistsViolence Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is shocked to learn that Ukrainian journalist Vadym Komarov died today from the head injuries he sustained in a still unpunished attack on 4 May in the central city of Cherkasy. Combatting impunity for violence against journalists should be a matter of the utmost urgency for the Ukrainian authorities, RSF said.Komarov was well known for his investigative reporting on corruption in Cherkasy and had been the target of several murder attempts in recent years. An investigation was opened into the brutal attack – now a murder – in the city centre on 4 May but it remains unpunished.Komarov’s death comes less than two weeks after cameraman Vadym Makaryuk was attacked and badly beaten while filming a violent clash between traders, war veterans and far-right activists in a market in the northeastern city of Kharkov on 7 June, with the result that he was hospitalized in a critical condition with cerebral haemorrhaging. His life is no longer in danger but he has amnesia and his right hand is paralysed.“Vadym Komarov’s murder highlights the alarming level of violence that journalists face in Ukraine and the urgent need to combat impunity for this violence,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “It is time to get to grips with this problem in order to prevent a climate of intimidation from taking hold. We call on the authorities to do everything possible to ensure that this murder and the other attacks against journalists do not remain unpunished.”After falling for several years, cases of violence against journalists in Ukraine began to rise again in 2018. According to the Institute of Mass Information (IMI), an RSF partner organization, at least six journalists were beaten or injured during the first five months of 2019, 12 were threatened and 48 were subjected to various forms of obstruction including assault, smashing of equipment and denial of access. Most of these attacks went unpunished, as did well-known journalist Pavel Sheremet’s shocking murder in Kiev in 2016.Ukraine is ranked 102nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Newslast_img read more