For many, August marks five months of working from home, while simultaneously quarantining, keeping the kids -- and ourselves -- entertained, and, now helping them with their schooling. Not to forget, also keeping up with the latest COVID-19 guidelines, and an unrelenting and record-breaking heatwave.
Maybe you're feeling a bit claustrophobic in the house and are not entirely sure what's open and not open. What is there to do around Phoenix during the pandemic? If you're looking to beat the heat, what about a day trip or road trip up north? Are there spots that are less busy, but still beautiful? What about areas where you can maintain social distancing?
Plus, what does this "new normal" look like for small businesses for the foreseeable future?
We're hosting a digital town hall on Thursday at noon on the ABC15 Facebook page with leaders from Local First Arizona, the Arizona Office of Tourism, and Arizona Parenting Magazine to address these questions and your questions.
Our guests will be:
- Josh Coddington, public information officer at Arizona Office of Tourism
- Erin Acuna, publisher at Arizona Parenting Magazine
- Thomas Barr, executive director at Local First Arizona
Some links to know:
- Visit Arizona
- Maricopa County Parks
- Arizona State Parks and Trails
- Cruise the Zoo (Phoenix Zoo)
- Bearizona (Williams)
- Arizona Boardwalk
- Heard Museum
Watch this week's town hall on the ABC15 Facebook and YouTube pages at noon on Thursday, August 19. Watch in the player below.