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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

    When Covid-19 Hit, Many Elderly Were Left to Die

    Warnings had piled up for years that nursing homes were vulnerable. The pandemic sent them to the back of the line for equipment and...

    Rave Under the Kosciuszko Bridge: Are Illicit Parties Endangering N.Y.C.?

    Videos and photos posted on social media of a number of parties show few guests abiding by social-distancing guidelines.

    Away From Gridlock in Washington, Trump Puts on a Show for His Club

    The president held what was billed as a news conference. But there was almost no news, he again said the virus would disappear and...

    New York Is Positioned to Reopen Schools Safely, Health Experts Say

    Transmission, even in New York City, is well below thresholds experts say are safe, but issues like adequate ventilation to combat aerosol spread of...

    Red Cross Cancels Guantánamo Visit Over Coronavirus Cases

    The pandemic has forced the longest absence of the humanitarian organization from the remote military prison in Cuba since it opened in January 2002.

    Children Vulnerable to Abuse Are Imperiled as Caseworkers Stay Home

    Scores of investigations into allegations of abuse or neglect have been delayed or sharply curtailed during the coronavirus pandemic, records and interviews show.

    Smile, Australia. Look at What’s Flourishing Despite the Pandemic.

    As we rush into nature, books and fresher food, there are signs of a healthier existence beginning to emerge.

    Mumbai Put Female Figures on Traffic Signals. Some Women Are Not Impressed.

    At many crossings, India’s largest city replaced male stick figures with icons in triangular dresses. But critics say the move does little to address...

    Your Friday Briefing

    Beirut, Coronavirus, TikTok restrictions: Here’s what you need to know.

    Judge Dismisses G.O.P. Suit to End Proxy Voting in House During Pandemic

    A federal judge ruled that the Constitution protected the right of the House of Representatives to make its own rules.

    Life

    When Covid-19 Hit, Many Elderly Were Left to Die

    Warnings had piled up for years that nursing homes were vulnerable. The pandemic sent them to the back of the line for equipment and...

    Rave Under the Kosciuszko Bridge: Are Illicit Parties Endangering N.Y.C.?

    Videos and photos posted on social media of a number of parties show few guests abiding by social-distancing guidelines.

    Away From Gridlock in Washington, Trump Puts on a Show for His Club

    The president held what was billed as a news conference. But there was almost no news, he again said the virus would disappear and...

    New York Is Positioned to Reopen Schools Safely, Health Experts Say

    Transmission, even in New York City, is well below thresholds experts say are safe, but issues like adequate ventilation to combat aerosol spread of...

    Red Cross Cancels Guantánamo Visit Over Coronavirus Cases

    The pandemic has forced the longest absence of the humanitarian organization from the remote military prison in Cuba since it opened in January 2002.

    Children Vulnerable to Abuse Are Imperiled as Caseworkers Stay Home

    Scores of investigations into allegations of abuse or neglect have been delayed or sharply curtailed during the coronavirus pandemic, records and interviews show.

    Smile, Australia. Look at What’s Flourishing Despite the Pandemic.

    As we rush into nature, books and fresher food, there are signs of a healthier existence beginning to emerge.

    Mumbai Put Female Figures on Traffic Signals. Some Women Are Not Impressed.

    At many crossings, India’s largest city replaced male stick figures with icons in triangular dresses. But critics say the move does little to address...

    Your Friday Briefing

    Beirut, Coronavirus, TikTok restrictions: Here’s what you need to know.

    Judge Dismisses G.O.P. Suit to End Proxy Voting in House During Pandemic

    A federal judge ruled that the Constitution protected the right of the House of Representatives to make its own rules.

    Travel

    When Covid-19 Hit, Many Elderly Were Left to Die

    Warnings had piled up for years that nursing homes were vulnerable. The pandemic sent them to the back of the line for equipment and...

    Rave Under the Kosciuszko Bridge: Are Illicit Parties Endangering N.Y.C.?

    Videos and photos posted on social media of a number of parties show few guests abiding by social-distancing guidelines.

    Away From Gridlock in Washington, Trump Puts on a Show for His Club

    The president held what was billed as a news conference. But there was almost no news, he again said the virus would disappear and...

    New York Is Positioned to Reopen Schools Safely, Health Experts Say

    Transmission, even in New York City, is well below thresholds experts say are safe, but issues like adequate ventilation to combat aerosol spread of...

    Red Cross Cancels Guantánamo Visit Over Coronavirus Cases

    The pandemic has forced the longest absence of the humanitarian organization from the remote military prison in Cuba since it opened in January 2002.

    Children Vulnerable to Abuse Are Imperiled as Caseworkers Stay Home

    Scores of investigations into allegations of abuse or neglect have been delayed or sharply curtailed during the coronavirus pandemic, records and interviews show.

    Smile, Australia. Look at What’s Flourishing Despite the Pandemic.

    As we rush into nature, books and fresher food, there are signs of a healthier existence beginning to emerge.

    Mumbai Put Female Figures on Traffic Signals. Some Women Are Not Impressed.

    At many crossings, India’s largest city replaced male stick figures with icons in triangular dresses. But critics say the move does little to address...

    Your Friday Briefing

    Beirut, Coronavirus, TikTok restrictions: Here’s what you need to know.

    Judge Dismisses G.O.P. Suit to End Proxy Voting in House During Pandemic

    A federal judge ruled that the Constitution protected the right of the House of Representatives to make its own rules.

    Politics

    When Covid-19 Hit, Many Elderly Were Left to Die

    Warnings had piled up for years that nursing homes were vulnerable. The pandemic sent them to the back of the line for equipment and...

    Rave Under the Kosciuszko Bridge: Are Illicit Parties Endangering N.Y.C.?

    Videos and photos posted on social media of a number of parties show few guests abiding by social-distancing guidelines.

    Away From Gridlock in Washington, Trump Puts on a Show for His Club

    The president held what was billed as a news conference. But there was almost no news, he again said the virus would disappear and...

    New York Is Positioned to Reopen Schools Safely, Health Experts Say

    Transmission, even in New York City, is well below thresholds experts say are safe, but issues like adequate ventilation to combat aerosol spread of...

    Red Cross Cancels Guantánamo Visit Over Coronavirus Cases

    The pandemic has forced the longest absence of the humanitarian organization from the remote military prison in Cuba since it opened in January 2002.

    Children Vulnerable to Abuse Are Imperiled as Caseworkers Stay Home

    Scores of investigations into allegations of abuse or neglect have been delayed or sharply curtailed during the coronavirus pandemic, records and interviews show.

    Smile, Australia. Look at What’s Flourishing Despite the Pandemic.

    As we rush into nature, books and fresher food, there are signs of a healthier existence beginning to emerge.

    Mumbai Put Female Figures on Traffic Signals. Some Women Are Not Impressed.

    At many crossings, India’s largest city replaced male stick figures with icons in triangular dresses. But critics say the move does little to address...

    Your Friday Briefing

    Beirut, Coronavirus, TikTok restrictions: Here’s what you need to know.

    Judge Dismisses G.O.P. Suit to End Proxy Voting in House During Pandemic

    A federal judge ruled that the Constitution protected the right of the House of Representatives to make its own rules.

    Money

    When Covid-19 Hit, Many Elderly Were Left to Die

    Warnings had piled up for years that nursing homes were vulnerable. The pandemic sent them to the back of the line for equipment and...

    Rave Under the Kosciuszko Bridge: Are Illicit Parties Endangering N.Y.C.?

    Videos and photos posted on social media of a number of parties show few guests abiding by social-distancing guidelines.

    Away From Gridlock in Washington, Trump Puts on a Show for His Club

    The president held what was billed as a news conference. But there was almost no news, he again said the virus would disappear and...

    New York Is Positioned to Reopen Schools Safely, Health Experts Say

    Transmission, even in New York City, is well below thresholds experts say are safe, but issues like adequate ventilation to combat aerosol spread of...

    Red Cross Cancels Guantánamo Visit Over Coronavirus Cases

    The pandemic has forced the longest absence of the humanitarian organization from the remote military prison in Cuba since it opened in January 2002.

    Children Vulnerable to Abuse Are Imperiled as Caseworkers Stay Home

    Scores of investigations into allegations of abuse or neglect have been delayed or sharply curtailed during the coronavirus pandemic, records and interviews show.

    Smile, Australia. Look at What’s Flourishing Despite the Pandemic.

    As we rush into nature, books and fresher food, there are signs of a healthier existence beginning to emerge.

    Mumbai Put Female Figures on Traffic Signals. Some Women Are Not Impressed.

    At many crossings, India’s largest city replaced male stick figures with icons in triangular dresses. But critics say the move does little to address...

    Your Friday Briefing

    Beirut, Coronavirus, TikTok restrictions: Here’s what you need to know.

    Judge Dismisses G.O.P. Suit to End Proxy Voting in House During Pandemic

    A federal judge ruled that the Constitution protected the right of the House of Representatives to make its own rules.

    Staying In

    When Covid-19 Hit, Many Elderly Were Left to Die

    Warnings had piled up for years that nursing homes were vulnerable. The pandemic sent them to the back of the line for equipment and...

    Rave Under the Kosciuszko Bridge: Are Illicit Parties Endangering N.Y.C.?

    Videos and photos posted on social media of a number of parties show few guests abiding by social-distancing guidelines.

    Away From Gridlock in Washington, Trump Puts on a Show for His Club

    The president held what was billed as a news conference. But there was almost no news, he again said the virus would disappear and...

    New York Is Positioned to Reopen Schools Safely, Health Experts Say

    Transmission, even in New York City, is well below thresholds experts say are safe, but issues like adequate ventilation to combat aerosol spread of...

    Red Cross Cancels Guantánamo Visit Over Coronavirus Cases

    The pandemic has forced the longest absence of the humanitarian organization from the remote military prison in Cuba since it opened in January 2002.

    Children Vulnerable to Abuse Are Imperiled as Caseworkers Stay Home

    Scores of investigations into allegations of abuse or neglect have been delayed or sharply curtailed during the coronavirus pandemic, records and interviews show.

    Smile, Australia. Look at What’s Flourishing Despite the Pandemic.

    As we rush into nature, books and fresher food, there are signs of a healthier existence beginning to emerge.

    Mumbai Put Female Figures on Traffic Signals. Some Women Are Not Impressed.

    At many crossings, India’s largest city replaced male stick figures with icons in triangular dresses. But critics say the move does little to address...

    Your Friday Briefing

    Beirut, Coronavirus, TikTok restrictions: Here’s what you need to know.

    Judge Dismisses G.O.P. Suit to End Proxy Voting in House During Pandemic

    A federal judge ruled that the Constitution protected the right of the House of Representatives to make its own rules.