TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MOVES TAX DAY TO JULY 15
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced today that the deadline for filing tax returns will be postponed three months, to July 15 because of the coronavirus outbreak. This decision was in result of complaints over the administration’s previous plan, which gave people who owe the IRS an additional 90 days to pay, without penalties or interest, yet still require them to file returns by April 15.
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GLOBAL WELLNESS INSTITUTE'S NEW RESOURCE - POSITIVELYWELL ADDRESSING COVID-19 IN A POSITIVE WAY
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Colorado Tourism Office Coronavirus (COVID-19) Talking Points
March 11, 2020
The Colorado Tourism Office has released the following recommended talking points and messaging regarding COVID-19 for media and visitors. Please contact Communications Manager Abby Leeper at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) understands travelers may be concerned about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may affect them. Colorado currently has no cases and the risk of COVID-19 for Coloradans is low at this time.
The CTO and the U.S. Travel Association are committed to ensuring that travelers are provided with accurate, updated information about public health conditions in Colorado.
While the U.S. government has not suggested limiting domestic travel or imposing restrictions on international inbound travel beyond those already in place, this is a rapidly evolving situation.
Health Risks to Travelers
The CTO is in contact with the Colorado Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. With this evolving situation, we encourage the traveling public to follow any guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and these public health authorities.
When it comes to the American public, the CDC is consistent in its precaution to practice everyday preventative measures to help stop the spread of germs, as is typical in the current flu and respiratory disease season.
U.S. health officials are urging the same personal best practices that are standard for typical flu season:
With the situation evolving rapidly, we encourage the traveling public to follow any guidance offered by the CDC and local and state public health authorities.
Impact on Colorado Travel Industry
With no travel restrictions to Colorado in place, domestic and most international travelers should not be discouraged from continuing to plan and take vacations in the state.
Inbound tourism to Colorado from China represents 32,300 visitors — 2.8 percent of Colorado’s international visitors. By comparison, 20 percent come from Mexico, 19 percent from Canada and 7.5 percent from the UK.
At this time, U.S. airlines have canceled flights to/from mainland China until April 24, 2020. Data from China shows that potential inbound Chinese tourists are postponing, rather than canceling, their future travel plans. 61 percent of all travelers have rebooked travel, with most trips planned for May and June.
Travel industry leaders will continue to engage health and security authorities on any planned or anticipated coronavirus-related measures that would impact travel.
Additional Travel Restriction Details from U.S. Travel Association
The travel restrictions that have been put in place on the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are currently specific to China:
Center for Disease Control:
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Info:
General questions about COVID-19:
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WHY THE HOT SPRINGS MOVEMENT IS GAINING STEAM IN THE UNITED STATES
October 10, 2019
By Laura Powell, Skift
For centuries, many European and Asian cultures have viewed mineral-fed hot springs as a source of health, wellness, and healing. But according to the Global Wellness Institute, the sector is quite underdeveloped in North America, due to a lack of a historic bathing culture that is prevalent elsewhere. The times are changing, however, as more Americans are looking to nature for its power to calm and rejuvenate.
In the United States, hot springs have traditionally been seen in recreational terms rather than as a wellness endeavor, according to Vicky Nash, a tourism consultant who is dedicated to professionalizing the hot springs industry. Thanks to the efforts of Nash and a former U.S. senator, among others, hot springs are suddenly being reframed as wellness destinations across the country.
To read the full article: https://skift.com/2019/10/10/why-the-hot-springs-movement-is-gaining-steam-in-the-united-states/
Hot Springs and CBD Products a Natural Fit
September 20, 2019
In 2016, Bryan Ward’s friend decided to expand his Colorado ranch by planting hemp and asked him for help. With a background in technology startups, Ward was intrigued and began learning everything he could about the uses of hemp. He soon discovered cannabidiol’s (CBD) successful use as a natural treatment for arthritis, insomnia, epileptic seizures, diabetes and other illnesses.
The following year, he established Sopris Health & Wellness in Carbondale, Colorado, and today the company sells full-spectrum CBD body care products, oil, gelcaps and salves for people as well as CBD treats and well-being tinctures for pets. Next up is a line of tinctures that combine hemp extract with other botanical extracts to target specific ailments with enhanced effectiveness. All Sopris products are hemp derived and can be sold and used in all 50 states.
“I realized hemp-extracted CBD supplements and oils were my opportunity to start a company dedicated to helping people increase well-being,” Ward says.
To read the full article: https://www.hotspringsconnection.com/2019/09/hot-springs-and-cbd-products-a-natural-fit
What’s New at Hot Springs Resorts in America
Posted: September 19, 2019
There is a whole lot of new going on around North America’s hot springs industry. Check out this round-up of both practical and innovative solutions to make the hot springs experience enjoyable and memorable for guests in the United States and Canada.
To read full article: https://www.hotspringsconnection.com/2019/09/whats-new-at-hot-springs-in-america/
Farms and other Californians that have been shielded from water reductions because of century-old claims could face new restrictions, the State Water Resources Control Board said Friday.
It's another sign of the rising severity of California's drought, now in its fourth consecutive year. Surveyors on Wednesday found the Sierra Nevada snowpack containing just 5 percent of its normal water level, which makes its way into rivers and streams and provides 30 percent of the state's water.