Jewel Box Series postpones last two shows of season
The El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre has postponed the final two shows of its sixth season out of an abundance of caution concerning the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Eden Enterprises’ Classic Campesino was scheduled for April 19 in the Philanthropy Theatre in the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre.
The Southwest Songwriter Series was set for May 10 in the Philanthropy Theatre.
Both shows will be rescheduled for the Jewel Box Series’ 2020-2021 season.
Classic Campesino was to feature two classic one-acts by playwright Luis Valdez.
The Southwest Songwriter Series was to showcase singer-songwriters Doug Adamz, Teresa Tudury and Gene Keller.
Individual ticket refunds are available at the point of purchase. Ticket holders also may keep their tickets for use at the rescheduled performances.
Season ticket holders should call or email Kathrin Berg at 915-533-4020 or email@example.com for more information.
The Jewel Box Series is produced in partnership with El Paso Live. The 191-seat Philanthropy Theatre is located above the Plaza Theatre box office on the second floor of the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre annex.
Submissions for the Jewel Box Series’ 2020-2021 season should be available this summer.
Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue closing all stores because of coronavirus
Department stores Macy’s, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue are closing all stores because of the coronavirus. However, all say they are keeping their online stores open.
Macy’s said it would close all stores, including Bloomingdale’s locations, through March 31.
“The health and safety of our customers, colleagues and communities is our utmost priority. As a result of the recent COVID-19 developments, we have decided to temporarily close our stores,” Jeff Gennette, Macy’s Inc. chairman and CEO, said in a news release. “We will work with government and health officials to assess when we will reopen our stores and safely bring our colleagues back to work.”
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Macy’s says it “will provide benefits and compensation to its impacted workforce.”
As of Macy’s fourth quarter, the company said it had 775 stores, which include Bloomingdale’s stores and Bluemercury beauty stores.
Nordstrom also announced that its stores, including its Nordstrom Rack locations, would close for two weeks starting Tuesday.
“The health and safety of our customers and employees remain our top priority as we continue to make decisions during this rapidly evolving situation,” said Erik Nordstrom, chief executive officer, Nordstrom, in a news release. “We’re taking decisive actions across the business to help protect employees, customers and others in the communities we serve.”
Nordstrom says it operates 380 stores in 40 states, including 116 full-line stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico and 248 Nordstrom Rack stores.
Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks OFF 5TH are expected to “remain closed for two weeks, unless otherwise instructed by government or public health officials, and we will reassess operations at that time,” Hudson’s Bay Company, the company’s parent company, said in news releases Tuesday.
Meanwhile, J.C. Penney and Kohl’s currently say they are reducing store hours.
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Coronavirus closings: Nordstrom, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s close stores
FINALIZA LBE FASE REGULAR; PLAYOFFS COMENZARÍAN EN ABRIL
Chihuahua, Chih. – La Liga de Básquetbol Estatal (LBE), anunció por concluida la fase regular del torneo 2020.
Con ello la tabla de posiciones quedó definida hasta la Jornada 16, a pesar de que dos equipos registran un partido más que los demás conjuntos.
Se indicó que los primeros seis lugares clasifican a playoffs, comenzado tentativamente el 24 de abril.
La determinación se dio a conocer después de la reunión con la presencia de ocho representantes de los equipos, en donde cuatro estuvieron a favor, tres en contra e Industriales de La Laguna no ejerció su voto. Cabe mencionar que personal de Petroleros de Camargo no se presentó.
Los seis clasificados son:
1.- Pioneros de Delicias
2.- Soles de Ojinaga
3.- Cerveceros de Meoqui
4.- Dorados Capital
5.- Vaqueros de Saucillo
6.- Centauros de Chihuahua
El primer puesto enfrentará al sexto de la clasificación, el segundo lugar al quinto sitio, mientras que el tercero y cuarto de la tabla chocarán en la ronda inicial. Cabe mencionar que el ganador de su serie aunado al mejor perdedor avanzará a semifinales.
Asimismo, el formato en primera ronda será al mejor de tres en cinco posibles duelos, mientras que para semifinales y final se disputará al vencedor de cuatro en siete cotejos.
En este sentido, Dorados Capital enfrentaría a Cerveceros, iniciando serie en Meoqui.
EMERGENCY ORDINANCE INSTITUTING EMERGENCY MEASURES DUE TO A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY; PENALTY AS PROVIDED HEREIN
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL PASO:
THAT an emergency exists; and
WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the Governor of the State of Texas declared a state of
disaster and the President of the United States of America declared a national emergency in relation
to COVID-1 9; and
WHEREAS, by proclamation issued on March 13, 2020, the Mayor declared a local state
of disaster for the City of El Paso resulting from a public health emergency; and
WHEREAS, City Charter Section 3 .10 allows for the City Council to adopt an emergency
ordinance to meet a public emergency affecting, life, health, property or the public peace; and
WHEREAS, said state of disaster requires that certain emergency measures be taken
pursuant to the Executive Order of the Governor Relating to Emergency Management; therefore,
the following regulations shall take effect immediately upon issuance, and shall remain in effect
until the state of disaster is terminated:
AND BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF EL PASO, TEXAS:
That the following is hereby in effect:
1. STA TE AND FEDERAL GUIDANCE
The City authorizes the Emergency Management Director or designee to update, restrict
and promulgate regulations necessary to comply with Federal, State, and Local authorities’
guidance in relation to COVID- 19.
2. CITY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
a) Unless required by State law, all City boards and commission meetings are
suspended while this ordinance is in effect.
b) Any boards and commissions that must meet pursuant to State law, should meet
pursuant to the means allowed by the Texas Attorney General and institute best
practices with regards to social distancing.
3. PRICE CONTROLS
A person shall not sell any of the fo llowing goods or services for more than the price the
person charged for the goods or services on March 13, 2020:
a) groceries, beverages, toiletry articles, ice;
b) construction and building materials and supplies, and earthmoving equipment and
c) electrical and gas generating and transmission equipment, parts and accessories;
d) charcoal briquettes, matches, candles, lamp illumination and heat unit carbides,
dry batteries, light bulbs, flashlights, and hand lanterns;
e) hand tools (manual and power), hardware and household supplies, and equipment
f) automotive parts, supplies, and accessories;
g) plumbing and electrical tools and supplies;
h) apartment, duplex, multi-family dwelling, rooming house, hotel and motel rental;
i) gasoline, diesel oil, motor oil, kerosene, grease, and automotive lubricants;
j) restaurant, cafeteria, and boarding-house meals;
k) services of roofing and building contractors, plumbers, electricians, mechanics,
tree surgeons, and automobile wrecker companies;
1) medicine, pharmaceutical, and medical equipment and supplies;
m) blankets, quilts, bedspreads, bed linens, mattresses, bedsprings, bedsteads, towels,
toilet paper; and
n) furniture and clothing.
4. SUSPENSION AND MODIDFICATION OF ORDINANCES
a) The following ordinances are hereby suspended or modified as indicated:
i. Any ordinance or regulation that imposes an obligation upon the City to
deliver in less than five (5) business days any non-essential good, or
service, as determined by the Mayor, is hereby suspended.
ii. Ordinance number 016736 is hereby modified to read as fo llows:
Ordinance granting the authority to the City Manager to enter into and sign
certain contracts on behalf of the City is hereby amended to authorize the
City Manager to negotiate and enter into contracts, including the issuance
of purchase orders, on behalf of the City and sign and bind the City for
contracts for the acquisition of goods and sen 1ices in an amount that
exceeds $50,000 per annum, in order to take immediate action to relieve the
emergency necessity of the municipality’s residents, to preserve the
property of the municipality, and to protect the health, safety, and welfare
of the municipality ‘s residents.
b) The suspension or modifications of the ordinances and regulations listed in
Subsection (a) shall remain in effect for 30 days, unless re-enacted in accordance
with City Charter 3 .10 or until the state of disaster is terminated, whichever is
5. MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE AND OCCUPANCY OF PREMISES
a) Individuals shall limit the size of public or private gatherings to no more than fifty
(50) people in a single space.
For purposes of clarity, a gathering does not include the following spaces:
(i) Spaces where persons may be in transit or waiting for transit such as
airports and bus terminals;
(ii) Office space or residential buildings;
(iii) Grocery stores, hotels, or other retail establishments where large
numbers of people are present, but it is unusual for them to be within
ann’s length of one another for extended periods; and
(iv) Hospitals and medical facilities.
b) Bars, lounges, taverns, arcades and private clubs shall close.
c) Restaurants may remain open pursuant to the following:
a. Restaurants shall limit the amount of people on their premises at one time
to half of their designated seating maximum occupancy and ensure that
tables are at least 6 feet apart from each other.
b. Restaurants shall disinfect and sanitize commonly touched surfaces and
non-food contact surfaces at least once every hour.
c. Restaurants shall not allow parties of more than 6 people at one table.
d. Restaurants must adopt and implement a screening policy for food handlers
and all employees, and establish protocols for employees exclusion if they
develop the following symptoms:
i. Fever greater than 100°F
ii. Cough and shortness of breath
e. Make available and visible COVID-19 prevent print materials within the
6. TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE
The City urges all businesses to provide two weeks of paid sick leave to employees that
succumb to COVID-19, are caring for someone with COVID-19, or are subject to
quarantine. The City further urges businesses to apply for any available federal funding for
the provision of paid sick leave.
7. UTILITIES & RESIDENCE
c) No local utility shall discontinue the provision of cable, internet, water, gas, waste
removal and electric utility services to a local resident for lack of payment while
this ordinance is in effect.
d) To the extent allowed by law, no landlord shall evict a tenant for lack of payment
while this ordinance is in effect.
a) These regulations shall have the effect of ordinances when duly filed with the City
b) A person who violates any provision of these regulations, upon conviction, is guilty
of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars
This emergency ordinance shall take effect immediately upon its adoption and publication
and it is accordingly so ordained. This ordinance shall remain in effect for 30 days, unless
re-enacted in accordance with City Charter section 3. IO or until the state of disaster is
terminated, whichever is sooner.
10. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE
It is hereby declared to be the intention of the City Council that the phrases, sentences,
paragraphs and sections of this ordinance are severable. If any part of this ordinance shall
be declared unconstitutional by the valid judgment or decree of any court of competent
j urisdiction, such unconstitutionality shall not affect the remaining phrases, sentences,
paragraphs and sections.
PASSED AND ADOPTED, this 17th day of March, 2020.
THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS
Mayor of the City of El Paso
Laura D. Prine
CINEMARK~ Each of our theatres will be closed beginning Wednesday, March 18
Dear Valued Guest,
I cannot thank you enough for your loyal support of Cinemark Theatres. The entire Cinemark team cares deeply about our guests, employees and communities, and we have made the incredibly difficult decision to close our U.S. theatres to ensure we are playing our part to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Each of our theatres will be closed beginning Wednesday, March 18, until we believe it is safe to once again welcome moviegoers to our auditoriums.
We appreciate your many concerns during these truly unprecedented times, and we want to relieve any uncertainties that you may have about your loyalty membership with Cinemark. To do this, we have increased the flexibility of our Cinemark Movie Rewards programs by:
~ Extending the expiration date for all Cinemark Movie Rewards points to June 30, 2020, providing you the opportunity to redeem the rewards you earned; and
~ Pausing your Movie Club membership while our theatres are closed. During this challenging time, we are looking out for you and will not bill you your monthly fee. Don’t worry, active members will never lose unused movie credits, even while your membership is paused.
We will, of course, refund all tickets that were purchased in advance. Online purchases will be automatically refunded in five to seven business days. Tickets purchased at a Cinemark box office can be refunded by filling out a request at www.cinemark.com/contact-us.
Cinemark will continue to follow guidance from local and national governmental health organizations, and we will continue to share updates as we have them at www.cinemark.com.
We also understand the profound impact the closure of our theatres has on our employees, and it is not a decision we made lightly. We will continue to support our employees to the best of our abilities as we navigate through this most turbulent time. I am thankful for the unwavering dedication of our Cinemark employees, as well as your trust and support. We greatly look forward to inviting you to once again enjoy the immersive experience of watching movies at Cinemark.
Chief Executive Officer
Valued Dunkin’ Guests
Valued Dunkin’ Guests,
We have a saying here at Dunkin’ about how we treat each other: We’ve got your back.
As we navigate through the challenges of COVID-19, I want to reinforce our ongoing actions to ensure the health and safety of our guests, franchisees, employees and the communities we serve.
“We’ve got your back” means:
• For the Restaurants … Our restaurants in the U.S. will have reduced hours and will be limited to drive-thru and/or carry-out-only service. We have removed access to seating and tables from the dining and patio area. We have increased standards on the frequency of handwashing and cleaning procedures, including disinfecting high-use surfaces and high-traffic areas.
• For the Restaurant Employees … Our franchisees are taking care of their crew and managers, and are committed to providing a clean and healthy work environment for all employees. To keep everyone safe, we are stressing the importance of social distancing in our restaurants. The reduced operating hours will allow our restaurant employees to focus on their families as well.
• For Our Guests … We’re focused on making your experience as frictionless as possible, whether through our 5,300+ drive-thru locations, On-the-Go ordering and curbside pickup through the Dunkin’ App, or delivery through GrubHub and other providers. Rest assured, we are committed to providing a safe, secure experience at Dunkin’ — offering you something familiar and welcoming amid so much change.
For more than 70 years, Dunkin’ has been at the heart of the communities we serve, keeping America running and taking care of our guests. We are grateful for the dedication of our franchisees and crew members, who make our brand stand tall every day. We’re continuing our legacy of being there when people need us most by taking these additional steps to be your place of comfort during all of this uncertainty.
As always, here at Dunkin’, we’ve got your back!
CEO, Dunkin’ Brands
TEXAS DAIRY QUEEN (TDQ) POSTPONES FREE CONE DAY~ Stores Remain Open to Serve Communities Across Texas
Stores Remain Open to Serve Communities Across Texas
BEDFORD, Texas (March 17, 2020) – In accordance with the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation to avoid large gatherings for the next eight weeks, Texas Dairy Queen (TDQ) is postponing the March 19th Free Cone Day at all stores across Texas.
TDQ stores remain open and our top priority is to provide a clean, safe place for our fans to enjoy their favorite eats and treats. We are following cleaning and sanitation practices that exceed local, state and government standards.
According to Restaurant Business Magazine, President Trump is looking to turn drive-thrus into a bigger source of the nation’s food supply during the coronavirus outbreak.
TDQ has implemented updated safety procedures that include increasing the frequency of employee handwashing and cleaning of high-contact areas in our restaurants including door handles, pin pads for transactions, condiment and beverage stations, countertops and fan seating areas.
Of course, TDQ is monitoring updates from the CDC and other health organizations, and will reschedule our popular Free Cone Day at a later date.
There are few brands as iconic as the DQ® brand. Innovative DQ treats and eats, along with the unique DQ restaurant concepts, have positioned Texas Dairy Queen as a leader in the quick service restaurant industry. Texas Dairy Queen is comprised of 154 franchisees with 600 locations across Texas.
For more information, visit dqtexas.com or follow TDQ on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.
Sonoma Ranch Golf Course is still open!
Listed below is an updated list of events at our facility. Events that have either been canceled or postponed are now shown crossed out. The Sonoma Golf Leagues will remain operating until further notice.
For Tee Times, Call 575-521-1818
Updated List of March Tournaments & Leagues
March 23rd– La Liga: Primavera, 5:00pm SG
March 24th– Vegas League: Diamond Season, 5:00pm SG
March 30th– La Liga: Primavera, 5:00pm SG
March 31st– Vegas League: Diamond Season, 5:00pm SG
Call 575 521-1818 for more information or email Eli at firstname.lastname@example.org
VISIT US ONLINE AT www.sonomaranchgolf.com
Workforce Solutions Borderplex Shares Updated Job Center Information
(El Paso, TX) March 16, 2020 – In response to concerns of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) has provided an update to accessibility to its job centers effective March 16th.
WSB has established a system for remote assistance to its clients. They are working with state officials to minimize impact for existing program participants and benefits recipients requires to make in-office visits as the organization implemented by federal “social distancing” guidelines.
The following locations will stay open with regular hours. Please note that these locations will only be able to service 10 clients at a time.
North Loop Center
8825 N. Loop, Ste. 122
El Paso, TX 79907
Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
8941 Dyer St.
El Paso, TX 79904
Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The following locations will be closed until further notice. Services can be provided remotely by calling staff at 915-887-2600. The Presidio, Alpine and Marfa locations will be available at the phone numbers listed.
First Floor, inside the Main Library
501 N. Oregon Street
El Paso, TX 79901
Military Affiliated Satellite Center
Building 503 B, Basement Room 2
Ft. Bliss, TX 79906
13998 Horizon Blvd. Suite 110 – 120
Horizon City, TX 79928
Job Link Site
6351 South Desert
El Paso, TX 79932
701 E Market, Suite 6B
Presidio, TX 79845
Ward Center Plaza
710 E. Holland, Ste. 2
Alpine, TX 79830
Marfa City Hall
Effective March 17, 2020, Social Security Offices Will Only Offer Phone Service
** Online Services Remain Available **
All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This decision protects the population we serve—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, we are still able to provide critical services.
Our secure and convenient online services remain available at www.socialsecurity.gov. Local offices will also continue to provide critical services over the phone. We are working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local governments, and other experts to monitor COVID-19 and will let you know as soon as we can resume in-person service.
For more information, please visit https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/.