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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Offices and factories have shut down. Hospitals are scrambling for equipment and beds. With many people required to stay at home, people working in grocery stores and retail shops are now essential workers.

    The crisis has injected uncertainty into what used to be mundane tasks for many people: Is that doorknob safe to touch? Can I go to the gym or do my laundry? Can I hug my grandparents?

    We know you have questions about staying healthy, about what to do if you’ve lost your job, what has happened to your retirement investments and which businesses are still open and why.

    Below are some of the most common questions and answers on health, life, politics, travel & money.

    Health

    Here’s What’s in Biden’s Executive Orders Aimed at Curbing the Pandemic

    President Biden’s new executive orders included moves to increase testing, organize Covid-19 data and require mask wearing for interstate travel.

    Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

    Biden’s “wartime” virus strategy aims to ramp up vaccine supplies, increase testing and reduce contagion.

    Suhail Zaheer Lari, Force for Preservation in Pakistan, Dies at 84

    After a corporate career, he devoted his time to chronicling the history of Sindh Province and preserving its cultural heritage. He died from complications...

    Antonio Sabàto, Spaghetti Western Leading Man, Dies at 77

    One of his biggest roles was as a racecar driver in John Frankenheimer’s “Grand Prix.” He died of complications of Covid-19.

    Glastonbury Canceled Again, Casting Doubt Over Europe’s Music Festivals

    Britain’s biggest music event won’t taken place for a second year in a row. The decision has sent shock waves across Europe, where festivals...

    A.S.L. Interpreter Who Gave Coronavirus Updates Dies of Covid-19 Complications

    Patty Sakal worked as an interpreter in Hawaii for nearly 40 years before her death on Jan. 15.

    Trump Financial Disclosure Reveals a Business Upended by the Pandemic

    Revenues for the Trump Organization fell nearly 38 percent in 2020 as the coronavirus took a steep toll on the hospitality industry. Mar-a-Lago was...

    Car Rides. Meals. On-Court Play? Tracing the Virus in the N.B.A.

    A surge in coronavirus cases and game postponements has led to tighter rules about player interactions, on and off the court. But it’s not...

    For Many Across America, a Sigh of Relief as a New Era Begins

    “I feel lighter,” said a woman in Chicago. For many in an exhausted, divided nation, the inauguration was a sea change, not just a...

    Emerging Coronavirus Variants May Pose Challenges to Vaccines

    Laboratory studies of mutations circulating in South Africa suggest they may dodge some of the body’s immune responses.

    Life

    Here’s What’s in Biden’s Executive Orders Aimed at Curbing the Pandemic

    President Biden’s new executive orders included moves to increase testing, organize Covid-19 data and require mask wearing for interstate travel.

    Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

    Biden’s “wartime” virus strategy aims to ramp up vaccine supplies, increase testing and reduce contagion.

    Suhail Zaheer Lari, Force for Preservation in Pakistan, Dies at 84

    After a corporate career, he devoted his time to chronicling the history of Sindh Province and preserving its cultural heritage. He died from complications...

    Antonio Sabàto, Spaghetti Western Leading Man, Dies at 77

    One of his biggest roles was as a racecar driver in John Frankenheimer’s “Grand Prix.” He died of complications of Covid-19.

    Glastonbury Canceled Again, Casting Doubt Over Europe’s Music Festivals

    Britain’s biggest music event won’t taken place for a second year in a row. The decision has sent shock waves across Europe, where festivals...

    A.S.L. Interpreter Who Gave Coronavirus Updates Dies of Covid-19 Complications

    Patty Sakal worked as an interpreter in Hawaii for nearly 40 years before her death on Jan. 15.

    Trump Financial Disclosure Reveals a Business Upended by the Pandemic

    Revenues for the Trump Organization fell nearly 38 percent in 2020 as the coronavirus took a steep toll on the hospitality industry. Mar-a-Lago was...

    Car Rides. Meals. On-Court Play? Tracing the Virus in the N.B.A.

    A surge in coronavirus cases and game postponements has led to tighter rules about player interactions, on and off the court. But it’s not...

    For Many Across America, a Sigh of Relief as a New Era Begins

    “I feel lighter,” said a woman in Chicago. For many in an exhausted, divided nation, the inauguration was a sea change, not just a...

    Emerging Coronavirus Variants May Pose Challenges to Vaccines

    Laboratory studies of mutations circulating in South Africa suggest they may dodge some of the body’s immune responses.

    Travel

    Here’s What’s in Biden’s Executive Orders Aimed at Curbing the Pandemic

    President Biden’s new executive orders included moves to increase testing, organize Covid-19 data and require mask wearing for interstate travel.

    Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

    Biden’s “wartime” virus strategy aims to ramp up vaccine supplies, increase testing and reduce contagion.

    Suhail Zaheer Lari, Force for Preservation in Pakistan, Dies at 84

    After a corporate career, he devoted his time to chronicling the history of Sindh Province and preserving its cultural heritage. He died from complications...

    Antonio Sabàto, Spaghetti Western Leading Man, Dies at 77

    One of his biggest roles was as a racecar driver in John Frankenheimer’s “Grand Prix.” He died of complications of Covid-19.

    Glastonbury Canceled Again, Casting Doubt Over Europe’s Music Festivals

    Britain’s biggest music event won’t taken place for a second year in a row. The decision has sent shock waves across Europe, where festivals...

    A.S.L. Interpreter Who Gave Coronavirus Updates Dies of Covid-19 Complications

    Patty Sakal worked as an interpreter in Hawaii for nearly 40 years before her death on Jan. 15.

    Trump Financial Disclosure Reveals a Business Upended by the Pandemic

    Revenues for the Trump Organization fell nearly 38 percent in 2020 as the coronavirus took a steep toll on the hospitality industry. Mar-a-Lago was...

    Car Rides. Meals. On-Court Play? Tracing the Virus in the N.B.A.

    A surge in coronavirus cases and game postponements has led to tighter rules about player interactions, on and off the court. But it’s not...

    For Many Across America, a Sigh of Relief as a New Era Begins

    “I feel lighter,” said a woman in Chicago. For many in an exhausted, divided nation, the inauguration was a sea change, not just a...

    Emerging Coronavirus Variants May Pose Challenges to Vaccines

    Laboratory studies of mutations circulating in South Africa suggest they may dodge some of the body’s immune responses.

    Politics

    Here’s What’s in Biden’s Executive Orders Aimed at Curbing the Pandemic

    President Biden’s new executive orders included moves to increase testing, organize Covid-19 data and require mask wearing for interstate travel.

    Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

    Biden’s “wartime” virus strategy aims to ramp up vaccine supplies, increase testing and reduce contagion.

    Suhail Zaheer Lari, Force for Preservation in Pakistan, Dies at 84

    After a corporate career, he devoted his time to chronicling the history of Sindh Province and preserving its cultural heritage. He died from complications...

    Antonio Sabàto, Spaghetti Western Leading Man, Dies at 77

    One of his biggest roles was as a racecar driver in John Frankenheimer’s “Grand Prix.” He died of complications of Covid-19.

    Glastonbury Canceled Again, Casting Doubt Over Europe’s Music Festivals

    Britain’s biggest music event won’t taken place for a second year in a row. The decision has sent shock waves across Europe, where festivals...

    A.S.L. Interpreter Who Gave Coronavirus Updates Dies of Covid-19 Complications

    Patty Sakal worked as an interpreter in Hawaii for nearly 40 years before her death on Jan. 15.

    Trump Financial Disclosure Reveals a Business Upended by the Pandemic

    Revenues for the Trump Organization fell nearly 38 percent in 2020 as the coronavirus took a steep toll on the hospitality industry. Mar-a-Lago was...

    Car Rides. Meals. On-Court Play? Tracing the Virus in the N.B.A.

    A surge in coronavirus cases and game postponements has led to tighter rules about player interactions, on and off the court. But it’s not...

    For Many Across America, a Sigh of Relief as a New Era Begins

    “I feel lighter,” said a woman in Chicago. For many in an exhausted, divided nation, the inauguration was a sea change, not just a...

    Emerging Coronavirus Variants May Pose Challenges to Vaccines

    Laboratory studies of mutations circulating in South Africa suggest they may dodge some of the body’s immune responses.

    Money

    Here’s What’s in Biden’s Executive Orders Aimed at Curbing the Pandemic

    President Biden’s new executive orders included moves to increase testing, organize Covid-19 data and require mask wearing for interstate travel.

    Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

    Biden’s “wartime” virus strategy aims to ramp up vaccine supplies, increase testing and reduce contagion.

    Suhail Zaheer Lari, Force for Preservation in Pakistan, Dies at 84

    After a corporate career, he devoted his time to chronicling the history of Sindh Province and preserving its cultural heritage. He died from complications...

    Antonio Sabàto, Spaghetti Western Leading Man, Dies at 77

    One of his biggest roles was as a racecar driver in John Frankenheimer’s “Grand Prix.” He died of complications of Covid-19.

    Glastonbury Canceled Again, Casting Doubt Over Europe’s Music Festivals

    Britain’s biggest music event won’t taken place for a second year in a row. The decision has sent shock waves across Europe, where festivals...

    A.S.L. Interpreter Who Gave Coronavirus Updates Dies of Covid-19 Complications

    Patty Sakal worked as an interpreter in Hawaii for nearly 40 years before her death on Jan. 15.

    Trump Financial Disclosure Reveals a Business Upended by the Pandemic

    Revenues for the Trump Organization fell nearly 38 percent in 2020 as the coronavirus took a steep toll on the hospitality industry. Mar-a-Lago was...

    Car Rides. Meals. On-Court Play? Tracing the Virus in the N.B.A.

    A surge in coronavirus cases and game postponements has led to tighter rules about player interactions, on and off the court. But it’s not...

    For Many Across America, a Sigh of Relief as a New Era Begins

    “I feel lighter,” said a woman in Chicago. For many in an exhausted, divided nation, the inauguration was a sea change, not just a...

    Emerging Coronavirus Variants May Pose Challenges to Vaccines

    Laboratory studies of mutations circulating in South Africa suggest they may dodge some of the body’s immune responses.

    Staying In

    Here’s What’s in Biden’s Executive Orders Aimed at Curbing the Pandemic

    President Biden’s new executive orders included moves to increase testing, organize Covid-19 data and require mask wearing for interstate travel.

    Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

    Biden’s “wartime” virus strategy aims to ramp up vaccine supplies, increase testing and reduce contagion.

    Suhail Zaheer Lari, Force for Preservation in Pakistan, Dies at 84

    After a corporate career, he devoted his time to chronicling the history of Sindh Province and preserving its cultural heritage. He died from complications...

    Antonio Sabàto, Spaghetti Western Leading Man, Dies at 77

    One of his biggest roles was as a racecar driver in John Frankenheimer’s “Grand Prix.” He died of complications of Covid-19.

    Glastonbury Canceled Again, Casting Doubt Over Europe’s Music Festivals

    Britain’s biggest music event won’t taken place for a second year in a row. The decision has sent shock waves across Europe, where festivals...

    A.S.L. Interpreter Who Gave Coronavirus Updates Dies of Covid-19 Complications

    Patty Sakal worked as an interpreter in Hawaii for nearly 40 years before her death on Jan. 15.

    Trump Financial Disclosure Reveals a Business Upended by the Pandemic

    Revenues for the Trump Organization fell nearly 38 percent in 2020 as the coronavirus took a steep toll on the hospitality industry. Mar-a-Lago was...

    Car Rides. Meals. On-Court Play? Tracing the Virus in the N.B.A.

    A surge in coronavirus cases and game postponements has led to tighter rules about player interactions, on and off the court. But it’s not...

    For Many Across America, a Sigh of Relief as a New Era Begins

    “I feel lighter,” said a woman in Chicago. For many in an exhausted, divided nation, the inauguration was a sea change, not just a...

    Emerging Coronavirus Variants May Pose Challenges to Vaccines

    Laboratory studies of mutations circulating in South Africa suggest they may dodge some of the body’s immune responses.