Happy Friday GVL, Grace here. 👋 Can you believe July is over? Didn’t summer just start? Anyways, regardless of whether or not July felt like it lasted five minutes…lots of cool things happened in the last month. Here’s what we covered ICYMI.
Top conversations: Greenville County Schools releases in-person learning schedule Greenville County Schools released their in-person attendance schedule for students who choose to do in-person learning. With COVID-19 updates happening frequently, this new plan allows students + parents to know what to expect week-to-week as these conditions continue to change.
#FixWoodruffRoad SCDOT recently identified their preferred proposed alternative – Alternative 6C – to alleviate congestion + improve mobility on Woodruff Road.
Top clicked links: Apocalypse cloud? Earlier this month, an eerie scud cloud formation was seen over Marion County + had the internet thoroughly creeped out, with many saying it looked like “a sign of the apocalypse.” The North Carolina Weather Authority, however, deemed the cloud harmless.
○ Yesterday afternoon, the SEC announced that the 2020 football season will consist of 10 conference-only games for each team – meaning, Clemson won’t play UofSC for the first time in over 100 years. The season has also been postponed until Sept. 26. (The State)
○ Two Greenville-based companies – CPT Medical+ Hoowaki LLC– are working together to help combat the national shortage of coronavirus testing kits. The kits will be made here in Greenville and will be used by healthcare providers and labs nationwide. “Each specimen collection kit packaged by CPT Medical includes their VTM and the Hoowaki NP Collection Swab.”
○ 100,000+. The number of households in SC that could be receiving mobile hotspots and monthly internet service. A portion of the federal CARES Act funding will help provide the free internet to these SC homes through December 2020. Read more here. (WYFF 4)
○ Black Friday will look different this year with some major retailers choosing to not open on Thanksgiving Day, including Walmart, Sam’s Club stores, Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and more. You can read more here. (The State)
○ Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System is offering free, no-order COVID-19 testing at its Spartanburg COVID-19 testing facility (the former Spartanburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dealership at 1035 N. Church St.) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. For a complete list of COVID-19 test sites in SC, click here.
○ Several cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Anderson County Historic Courthouse, causing it to close on Thursday. The courthouse will be closed until further notice. (WYFF 4)
○ 25. The number of South Carolina school district plans that have already been approved by the Department of Education. Greenville County’s plan approval depends on the district offering an in-person learning option by Sept. 14. (WYFF 4)
○ Bob Jones University has announced they are postponing their August commencement. The university is taking survey feedback for a new date – potentially December 2020 or May 2021. (WSPA)
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Hey, there. Looking for today’s #MustDo events? In accordance with the
CDC’s recommendations regarding public gatherings, we have decided to postpone public event coverage for the time being. We look forward to bringing you Greenville’s #MustDo events soon (until then, feel free to submit your virtual events
Between a revamped downtown Greer, a golden hour skyline, a Fall for Greenville #throwback, and a crane’s eye view – it’s up to you to vote for the best picture of July. We narrowed it down to these four that had the most likes.
To vote, click the link here and comment A ,B, C, or D to let us know which shot is your fave. 📸
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NowOpen ○ ONE gym, co-owned by Jason Nutting + Alex Smith, is now open and located on the fourth floor of the ONE building on Main Street. Check out their website to learn more. 🏋
Virtual ○ The annual NEXT Venture Pitch conference will be hosted virtually this year. The three-day event will happen beginning September 15. For more info, click here. ○ On August 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Able SCis hosting their first ever Digital Accessibility Conference in partnership with ASCIT. For more info + to register, click the link here.
Health ○ Skip the supplement aisle. Tell Care/of about your diet, health goals, and preferences and their team of nutritional experts will send tailored vitamins, collagen + more right to your door. Take their quiz to get started. Ⓟ
FeaturedJobs ○ Time to dust off your resume and portfolio.Blue Ion, a full service, digital marketing agency with locations in Greenville and Charleston, SC is hiring for two positions: Editorial Manager + Web Developer. Ⓟ
Chloe, 6AM City Branded Content Studio Manager, stretching with coach Rebecca and dog Scout during a virtual demo of a Beast Mode class offered at the YMCA of Greenville
Hey, GVL. Chloe here. Aside from a ton of quarantine walks, I haven’t done a full workout since COVID-19 hit and my workout studio closed. So I decidedI needed to get back on my game and worked with the YMCA of Greenville to take a virtual Beast Mode class demo– a special offering made just for us at GVLtoday/6AM City since I’m working + quarantining from home. 💪
Beast Modeis the Y’s high-intensity training class that’s scalable for all fitness levels. Classes are currently being offered in-person at their branches (with extra cleaning measures and safety procedures in place, per the recommendations of the CDC + SCDHEC). Beast Mode is free for Y members.
Here’s how my class went (😅) and how you can #TryThis at the Y.
Experience: Beast Mode class at the YMCA of Greenville
What we tried (with pricing): I took a pre-recorded demo of the Y’s Beast Mode class, led by coach Rebecca (she typically teaches at the Eastside Family YMCA in Taylors).
The class demo was ~25 mins total, starting with an overview and a demo of how to do some of the workouts, then moving into a warmup ofjumping jacks, stretching, squats + burpees.
Next was the self-paced 8-minute AMRAP (as many rounds and reps as possible in 8 minutes) of the following: • 50 dumbbell thrusters • 12 lunge steps • 12 lateral burpees We finished out with some breathwork + stretching.
As expected, this was intense.But it did give me some endorphins to finish out the work day + some needed motivation to get back on my workout game.