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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, May 26, 2016, a workers scrapes the foam off of a glass of beer before serving, in Bruges, Belgium.  Bars and restaurants in Belgium will be allowed to reopen starting Monday June 8, 2020, under strict coronavirus conditions, with tables spaced at least 1.5 meters apart, with patrons being asked to support their locals. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, FILE)

Buy 2, get 1: Belgium launches Helpy Hour to support bars

Jun. 4, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Remember Happy Hour, when you ordered one beer and got two? Well, that was before the coronavirus hit. It's now time for “Helpy Hour" in Belgium, a country whose beer culture is on UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage of humanity list. As bars and restaurants prepare to reopen next...

In this Thursday, May 28, 2020 photo Jamien Richardson moves a tray of baby arugula in a crop house at Spear Spring Farm in Warren, Maine. Spear Spring is one of many farms that have seen an uptick in the number community supported agriculture shares sold to customers, most likely as a result to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Farm-to-table dining takes on new meaning amid pandemic

Jun. 4, 2020 8:58 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Eric Pray is used to shipping seafood all over the country. But since the coronavirus took hold, he has shifted his focus closer to home — selling lobsters from a homemade tank in his garage. Pray, of Portland, Maine, is one of hundreds of fishermen, farmers and food producers...

A waitress wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus carries out a plate of fish to serve at a seafood restaurant in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. The French way of life resumes Tuesday with most virus-related restrictions easing as the country prepares for the summer holiday season amid the pandemic. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

Hints of economic reawakening amid mass, civic unrest

Jun. 3, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ TESTING THE WATERS: Businesses are starting reopen, or explore...

FILE- In this May 5, 2020 file photo a New York Metropolitan Transportation authority worker worker disinfects a subway train at the Coney Island Stillwell Avenue Terminal, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. New York City appears to be on track to begin loosening restrictions in June, but residents who don't yet feel comfortable commuting by subway may have to improvise, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday, May 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Restaurants in much of NY get green light for outdoor dining

Jun. 3, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York will start to allow outdoor dining at restaurants as soon as Thursday in much of the state outside of New York City and its suburbs as coronavirus restrictions ease, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. Restaurants must place outdoor tables 6 feet (2 meters) apart, all staff must wear...

In this Thursday, May 28, 2020, photo Gwen Partlow and her sons, Cameron, 5, and Casey, 2, fly a kite on the beach during the coronavirus outbreak in Cannon Beach, Ore. With summer looming, Cannon Beach and thousands of other small, tourist-dependent towns nationwide are struggling to balance fears of contagion with their economic survival in what could be a make-or-break summer. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

Tourist towns balance fear, survival in make-or-break summer

Jun. 3, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — As the coronavirus raced across America, this quaint seaside town did what would normally be unthinkable for a tourist destination. Spooked by a deluge of visitors, the tiny Oregon community shooed people from its expansive beaches and shut down hundreds of hotels and vacation...

People sit on the terrace of a cafe in Paris, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Paris City Hall authorized the reopening of outside seating areas but indoor tables remain closed to customers until at least June 22. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

AP PHOTOS: Croissants and hand gel as Paris cafes reawaken

Jun. 3, 2020 3:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — There are bottles of sanitizer gel in place of the salt and pepper pots, and glaring 1-meter (3-foot) gaps between tables. But in Parisian restaurants and cafes, the mood is sunny. Locals are savoring their cafe au lait and croissants at the Left Bank’s famed Cafe de Flore, or on the...

Marquel Gray, center left, and Gaby Torres, center right, carry bags filled with rice as Angel Coronado, left rear, and De' Monica Dean, right rear, prepare to help add them to box meal kits at Cafe Momentum in Dallas, Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Chef Chad Houser opened the cafe five years ago to help give teens coming out of juvenile detention stability and a push toward success. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Teens at Dallas cafe make meal kits for needy amid COVID-19

Jun. 2, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Chef Chad Houser opened his downtown Dallas restaurant five years ago to help give teens coming out of juvenile detention stability, and a push toward success. When the coronavirus pandemic threatened that mission, he found a way to not only keep the teens working -- and also give them a...

A bartender brings drinks to customers in a cafe of Saint Jean de Luz, southwestern France, Tuesday June 2, 2020. The French way of life resumes Tuesday with most virus-related restrictions easing as the country prepares for the summer holiday season amid the pandemic. Restaurants and cafes reopen Tuesday with a notable exception for the Paris region, the country's worst-affected by the virus, where many facilities will have to wait until June 22 to reopen. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

Paris cafes, restaurants partially reopen post-lockdown

Jun. 2, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Parisians who have been cooped up for months with takeout food and coffee can savor their steak tartare in the fresh air and cobbled streets of the City of Light once more — albeit in smaller numbers. The city famed for its vibrant cafe society and coffee culture got some of its...

A bartender brings drinks to customers in a cafe of Saint Jean de Luz, southwestern France, Tuesday June 2, 2020. The French way of life resumes Tuesday with most virus-related restrictions easing as the country prepares for the summer holiday season amid the pandemic. Restaurants and cafes reopen Tuesday with a notable exception for the Paris region, the country's worst-affected by the virus, where many facilities will have to wait until June 22 to reopen. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

Parisians return to cafes; Latin America sees virus surge

Jun. 2, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Parisians returned to the City of Light’s beloved sidewalk cafes as lockdown restrictions eased Tuesday, but health experts expressed deep concerns as several Latin American countries opted to reopen their economies despite a rapid rise in coronavirus cases. The post-lockdown freedom...

MMA fighter Chris Caterino, left, and boxer Jimmy Laboy train at a social distance along the shore of Salisbury Beach, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Salisbury, Mass. Beachgoers are restricted to keep more than six feet apart due to the COVID-19 outbreak. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

State revamps COVID-19 tallies; childcare centers could open

Jun. 1, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts officials on Monday began reporting both confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases and deaths, a move that significantly increased both totals. Under the new method — which includes probable cases dating back to March 1 — total cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts have...