Time won’t be on loop for the next six weeks, but that’s about how long we have to wait until it’s officially spring.
Happening in the World: Denmark has lifted all COVID-19 related restrictions, making it the first country in the European Union to do so. Danish Health Officials claim that the number of people receiving vaccines and boosters is enough to lift the restrictions, despite the fact that Denmark is currently the country with the second-highest infection rate of any country in the world. (CNN)
Happening in the US: Pennsylvania groundhog Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, indicating that we’re in for six more weeks of winter. This year, Punxsutawney Phil was brought out to a record amount of fans at sunrise, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready to predict the future of the seasons. Of course, regardless of the fact that the angle of the sun on Phil’s body created a shadow, spring officially begins on March 20. (TribLive)
Happening in NYC: Workers from Uber, Lyft, GrubHub, and Doordash gathered in Foley Square on Tuesday to protest the companies they drive and deliver for. Around 100,000 workers in the metro area are part of creating the Justice For App Workers coalition. Their main demands are having a living wage, access to on-the-job restrooms, and the right to unionize. (Gothamist)
Happening in Our Community: Are you new to the CU community? Are you feeling like a kitten adopted by a pride of lions, unable to adapt to your new life? If you are, and you want to learn how to R.O.A.R rather than just meow, you might be interested in this virtual orientation event, hosted by Alice! Health Promotion. Click here for more information.
Punxsutawney Phil in 2018 via Wikimedia Commons