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    COVID-19: Temporary Buildings Will be Needed for Mass Vaccine Clinics

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    Cities, counties, and states from coast to coast are upping the ante on lockdowns and restrictions due to an uptick in positive COVID-19 cases, but the light at the end of the tunnel can be seen. As more news of successful clinical trials of a vaccine are being reported, temporary vaccine clinics will be needed to handle the demand for vaccinations. The demand for temporary fabric buildings, portable party tents, and commercial-grade canopies are going to be on the rise as pharmacies and medical facilities look to create short-term and long-term solutions for vaccine clinics. These structures can be quickly assembled and anchored* to a variety of surfaces and allow vaccine clinics to be set up quickly. What Types of Structures Can Vaccine Clinics Use?...

    Trick or Treat Yourself: Gifts for Hosting an Outdoor Halloween Costume Party

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    Halloween can be one of the most fun and eventful times of the year. There’s trick-or-treating, scary ghost stories by a campfire, haunted hayrides, and of course, the costume party. Costume parties are a lot of fun, but they can be a drag to host. You must clean your house before guests arrive and clean it again after they leave. Also, there’s always that chance your guests will track mud, leaves, and more into your living room. Other than the housecleaning, a costume party is simple to plan. You just need some food, drinks, decorations, music or sound effects, party games, and maybe some goodie bags. So, if you’re concerned about your house being or becoming messy, then why don’t you just bring the costume...

    Have a Safe Halloween with Fun Outdoor Family Activities

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    Recently-released guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention  discourage Americans from taking part in traditional trick-or-treating this Halloween because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although trick-or-treating is massive numbers brings a significantly high risk in many parts of the country, it doesn’t mean your family can’t have a safe Halloween. However, the CDC’s recommendation does not mean you have to give up Halloween altogether. A National Confectioners Association poll found that 63% of adults believe that people will find creative, fun, and safe ways to celebrate the Halloween season this year. That includes several fun outdoor family activities that can be done in your backyard or your neighborhood. Let’s look at some of the many creative activities your family, and even your community, can...

    If You Can’t Go to the Game, Have a Backyard Tailgate Party

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    There’s no better gameday experience than a pregame tailgate party! Tailgating has become as much of a national pastime as the sport itself. Whether it’s just you and your friends or you and your friends and a bunch of random strangers you meet in the stadium or racetrack parking lot, tailgating memories often last longer than your memory of the game or race! However, it’s not always possible to have a tailgate party at a live sporting event. That’s because the event you want to attend may be a hard ticket to get, or the venue does not allow tailgating to take place. At some stadiums, you need a special permit to throw a tailgate party in the parking lot. Also, your favorite team may...

    Look No Further: Find the Perfect Beach Chair This Summer

    RIO Beach Chairs | Canopy Chairs for the Beach
    Have you been shopping for a beach chair lately? If you’re in the market for one, you’ve probably noticed that chairs for the beach are not very easy to find this year. Even if you’re able to find a beach chair in a store or online, it’s either overpriced or it’s not quite what you’d hoped for. Social distancing has made beach chairs a hot must-have item for the summer. Families and individuals are spending more downtime relaxing at their local beach, or they’re using beach chairs in their backyards, the park, or the local swimming hole. If you’re having a hard time finding a beach chair, look no further than RIO. You can choose from many great patterns, styles, and categories, models with hardwood...

    Have Fun This Summer with These Backyard Family Activities

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    Traditionally, the summertime is a great time to get away with the family. However, work schedules, summer camps, and other activities can keep a family vacation from taking place. But fun family activities don’t have to take place on the road. You can make memories with your family right in your own backyard! There are several family activities that you can do right in your own backyard this summer. Some family activities require strength and teamwork, while others allow you all to relax and enjoy. Also, some of these activities can bring more fun to your next backyard gathering. From giant board games to family yoga, here are six backyard family activities that will make it a memorable summer. Set Up a Virtual Campout Virtual...

    Ultimate Summer Beach Gear Guide

    Beach Scene - Ultimate Summer Beach Gear Guide

    One of the most exciting times of the year is packing up for a relaxing getaway to the beach. Enjoying family time in the warm weather with your toes in the sand is one of the best parts of summer. Having the right beach gear helps you have a safe and hassle-free vacation. Before you head out to take on the waves, ensure you have everything you need for a successful beach day with our Ultimate Summer Beach Gear Guide. Summer Beach Gear with Safety and Convenience in Mind Although a day swimming in the water with family seems like it’s all about fun, too much sun exposure can be dangerous to your skin and your health. It’s important to protect yourself from harmful UV…

    5 Fun Outdoor Learning Activities You and Your Kids Will Love

    Schools may close for the rest of the academic year, and summer youth activities are up in the air. So, can we keep our children’s minds busy when they stay home? There are several outdoor learning activities that can take place on a laptop or a television screen. However, there are also many outdoor learning activities that can take place right in your backyard, and don’t require the Internet! Let’s look at 5 fun outdoor learning activities that your kids will love, and can be done in the backyard: Grow Your Own Vegetables Gardening changes and improves kids’ lives, their communities, and the planet. Not only is growing vegetables a fun learning activity, it can lead to healthy habits. Food researchers at Ohio State University...

    Adapting to Change: 6 Ways Businesses Can Use Canopies and Pop-Ups

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    Whether you manage a big-box store or own a mom-and-pop store, shelter-at-home directives have forced your business to change. If you run an essential business, your business operations have shifted, and adapting to change is necessary. If you own or manage an essential business that sells food, medicine, or hardware, you’re more than likely able to remain open. But can you ensure the health and safety of your employees as customers come visit your business? As customers and employees adjust to social distancing, canopy tents and pop-up canopies can play a big role. Let’s look at 6 ways your business can use these shelters to improve customer experience and adapt to change. Quik Shade and ShelterLogic have developed great products to make it easier for...

    Top 10 Things You and Your Family Can Do When You Stay Home

    It’s hard to stay home when the weather starts to get nice. You and your family may be tempted to go hiking, have a picnic in the park, or hit the playground. But until we flatten the curve with social distancing, home is where your health is. You don’t have to be bored or inactive in the house when you stay home. There are plenty of things you and your family can do in your own backyard. In fact, there may be some activities that you wanted to do, if you had the chance to stay home. Now is your chance for you and your family to take advantage of your backyard. Don’t have any family projects in mind? Here’s our list of the top...
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