With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy:
Walt Disney World Resort theme parks are preparing for a phased reopening – with significant reduction in capacity – beginning July 11, with Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will follow July 15.
The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence, which declined to 34 in the first quarter of 2020, increased to a reading of 44 in the second quarter. (A reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses.) “Amid historic unemployment, business growth challenges, a weak economic environment, and a pandemic that persists, it comes as no surprise that CEOs feel grim about the current lay of the land,” said Lynn Franco, senior director of economic indicators at the Conference Board.
Plans to enjoy a picnic, barbeque, or meal under the summer sun? Remember to practice social distancing (stay 6 feet apart from others you don’t live with) and follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s safety precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, a respiratory illness that is spread from person-to-person, unlike foodborne viruses that can make people sick from contaminated food. Also remember to pack your picnic basket with food safety in mind, as foodborne bacteria that cause food poisoning (also known as foodborne illness) multiply faster in warm weather.
Rapidly Changing Behaviors in 2020 Are Accelerating Consumer Embrace of Digital, Health, and Sustainability Trends, Says PwC
The acceleration of consumer trends and behavior that was already underway prior to the COVID-19 outbreak has taken another leap forward and will spark consumer-facing companies and retailers to reinvent the way they do business, according to a new PwC report.
COVID-19 has elevated parent’s anxieties around health and finance, and led them to question the quality of education that students received this spring. Concerns that students have fallen behind is evident, with only one-half of K-12 parents satisfied with the education provided, and 25% citing that their children are not prepared for the next grade.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.