Re the RV ads next to the article - I wonder if ads related to articles about issues are common? I actually have not paid any attention at all to that.
Ads related to articles, or vice versa, are the reason for newspaper sections like "Driving" or "Travel" to exist. The ad departments know what trends are coming up in the industry - like when new car models are released or when people are likely to travel to a certain destination or region - and they plan the sections in advance. Then they call the potential advertisers and say, our issue of X date is about new SUV releases, do you have a new SUV you'd like to promote? And the editors assign a story that fits in to the theme, which is usually made easier if the advertisers know the upcoming themes and provide some material. Like if they have a new SUV and they're advertising in the section, they might phone the editor and offer to set up a reporter with a test drive in the SUV.
And as @manhn said, the problem with the story I mentioned is that the family in the story were travelling around in the RV when there was a stay-at-home order in place.