Despite Border Closure, Thousand Islands’ Tourism Persists

SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – When Corey Fram looks out of his window at work he sees both the American and Canadian flags flying high. “It’s on my property in the United States, but we carry two flags here, a lot of places and that means something to us,” said Fram, the director of the Thousand Islands International Tourism Council. The US-Canadian border remains closed until June 21, when it will be readdressed. Fram said the lack of communication between the two countries throughout the pandemic has really hurt border towns within the Thousand Islands. “There just seems to be no international discussion between the United States on what easing these border restrictions are going to look like,” he said.

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“Ticks are part of our landscape now, and they’re part of our lives, so if we like to be outside and enjoy all of what the outdoors has to offer, we need to be prepared to protect ourselves.”

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“Now, do I go take a COVID test every time I get symptomatic with my allergies? What do I do?”

Michael Aredes teaches a Zumba class outside Prospect Park in  Brooklyn. About 10 women bundled up to join the socially distant exercise class on a recent Saturday.