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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

    Rapper Arrested After Bragging About Unemployment Fraud in Video

    Fontrell Antonio Baines, who performs as Nuke Bizzle, illegally obtained $1.2 million in jobless benefits intended for workers idled by the coronavirus pandemic, the...

    After Fleeing Poland, an Antiracism Activist Finds Refuge in Norway

    A decision to grant asylum on political grounds highlights growing concerns over democratic backsliding in Poland.

    N.Y. Shuts Down Hasidic Wedding That Could Have Had 10,000 Guests

    The ultra-Orthodox synagogue in Brooklyn accused state officials of “unwarranted attacks” on the wedding.

    Refugees Who Assisted the U.S. Military Find the Door to America Slammed Shut

    President Trump has reduced the flow of refugees into the country to a trickle, and even Iraqis and Afghans who risked their lives for...

    Man Arrested After Threatening Wichita Mayor Over Face Masks

    Text messages from the man contained a “very descriptive plan of execution,” including locating the mayor, hanging him and turning him into fertilizer, Mayor...

    Armenia, Azerbaijan Reach New Cease-Fire for Nagorno-Karabakh

    A truce brokered just a week earlier failed to hold. The war between the two Caucasus countries has already killed hundreds.

    As the Coronavirus Surges, a New Culprit Emerges: Pandemic Fatigue

    Exhaustion and impatience are creating new risks as cases soar in parts of the world. “They have had enough,” one U.S. mayor said of...

    Fred Dean, Sack Specialist Who Ignited 49ers Dynasty, Dies at 68

    Dean helped lead San Francisco to two Super Bowl victories, transforming the team into an N.F.L. powerhouse. He died of Covid-19.

    Bill Offering L.G.B.T. Protections in Italy Spurs Rallies on Both Sides

    Supporters frame the measure as a long-overdue means to provide basic human rights. Opponents depict it as an overreaching step that would suppress opinion.

    Nick Saban Cleared to Coach Alabama, Days After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

    The coach can take the field for Saturday’s game against Georgia after a series of negative tests.

    Life

    Rapper Arrested After Bragging About Unemployment Fraud in Video

    Fontrell Antonio Baines, who performs as Nuke Bizzle, illegally obtained $1.2 million in jobless benefits intended for workers idled by the coronavirus pandemic, the...

    After Fleeing Poland, an Antiracism Activist Finds Refuge in Norway

    A decision to grant asylum on political grounds highlights growing concerns over democratic backsliding in Poland.

    N.Y. Shuts Down Hasidic Wedding That Could Have Had 10,000 Guests

    The ultra-Orthodox synagogue in Brooklyn accused state officials of “unwarranted attacks” on the wedding.

    Refugees Who Assisted the U.S. Military Find the Door to America Slammed Shut

    President Trump has reduced the flow of refugees into the country to a trickle, and even Iraqis and Afghans who risked their lives for...

    Man Arrested After Threatening Wichita Mayor Over Face Masks

    Text messages from the man contained a “very descriptive plan of execution,” including locating the mayor, hanging him and turning him into fertilizer, Mayor...

    Armenia, Azerbaijan Reach New Cease-Fire for Nagorno-Karabakh

    A truce brokered just a week earlier failed to hold. The war between the two Caucasus countries has already killed hundreds.

    As the Coronavirus Surges, a New Culprit Emerges: Pandemic Fatigue

    Exhaustion and impatience are creating new risks as cases soar in parts of the world. “They have had enough,” one U.S. mayor said of...

    Fred Dean, Sack Specialist Who Ignited 49ers Dynasty, Dies at 68

    Dean helped lead San Francisco to two Super Bowl victories, transforming the team into an N.F.L. powerhouse. He died of Covid-19.

    Bill Offering L.G.B.T. Protections in Italy Spurs Rallies on Both Sides

    Supporters frame the measure as a long-overdue means to provide basic human rights. Opponents depict it as an overreaching step that would suppress opinion.

    Nick Saban Cleared to Coach Alabama, Days After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

    The coach can take the field for Saturday’s game against Georgia after a series of negative tests.

    Travel

    Rapper Arrested After Bragging About Unemployment Fraud in Video

    Fontrell Antonio Baines, who performs as Nuke Bizzle, illegally obtained $1.2 million in jobless benefits intended for workers idled by the coronavirus pandemic, the...

    After Fleeing Poland, an Antiracism Activist Finds Refuge in Norway

    A decision to grant asylum on political grounds highlights growing concerns over democratic backsliding in Poland.

    N.Y. Shuts Down Hasidic Wedding That Could Have Had 10,000 Guests

    The ultra-Orthodox synagogue in Brooklyn accused state officials of “unwarranted attacks” on the wedding.

    Refugees Who Assisted the U.S. Military Find the Door to America Slammed Shut

    President Trump has reduced the flow of refugees into the country to a trickle, and even Iraqis and Afghans who risked their lives for...

    Man Arrested After Threatening Wichita Mayor Over Face Masks

    Text messages from the man contained a “very descriptive plan of execution,” including locating the mayor, hanging him and turning him into fertilizer, Mayor...

    Armenia, Azerbaijan Reach New Cease-Fire for Nagorno-Karabakh

    A truce brokered just a week earlier failed to hold. The war between the two Caucasus countries has already killed hundreds.

    As the Coronavirus Surges, a New Culprit Emerges: Pandemic Fatigue

    Exhaustion and impatience are creating new risks as cases soar in parts of the world. “They have had enough,” one U.S. mayor said of...

    Fred Dean, Sack Specialist Who Ignited 49ers Dynasty, Dies at 68

    Dean helped lead San Francisco to two Super Bowl victories, transforming the team into an N.F.L. powerhouse. He died of Covid-19.

    Bill Offering L.G.B.T. Protections in Italy Spurs Rallies on Both Sides

    Supporters frame the measure as a long-overdue means to provide basic human rights. Opponents depict it as an overreaching step that would suppress opinion.

    Nick Saban Cleared to Coach Alabama, Days After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

    The coach can take the field for Saturday’s game against Georgia after a series of negative tests.

    Politics

    Rapper Arrested After Bragging About Unemployment Fraud in Video

    Fontrell Antonio Baines, who performs as Nuke Bizzle, illegally obtained $1.2 million in jobless benefits intended for workers idled by the coronavirus pandemic, the...

    After Fleeing Poland, an Antiracism Activist Finds Refuge in Norway

    A decision to grant asylum on political grounds highlights growing concerns over democratic backsliding in Poland.

    N.Y. Shuts Down Hasidic Wedding That Could Have Had 10,000 Guests

    The ultra-Orthodox synagogue in Brooklyn accused state officials of “unwarranted attacks” on the wedding.

    Refugees Who Assisted the U.S. Military Find the Door to America Slammed Shut

    President Trump has reduced the flow of refugees into the country to a trickle, and even Iraqis and Afghans who risked their lives for...

    Man Arrested After Threatening Wichita Mayor Over Face Masks

    Text messages from the man contained a “very descriptive plan of execution,” including locating the mayor, hanging him and turning him into fertilizer, Mayor...

    Armenia, Azerbaijan Reach New Cease-Fire for Nagorno-Karabakh

    A truce brokered just a week earlier failed to hold. The war between the two Caucasus countries has already killed hundreds.

    As the Coronavirus Surges, a New Culprit Emerges: Pandemic Fatigue

    Exhaustion and impatience are creating new risks as cases soar in parts of the world. “They have had enough,” one U.S. mayor said of...

    Fred Dean, Sack Specialist Who Ignited 49ers Dynasty, Dies at 68

    Dean helped lead San Francisco to two Super Bowl victories, transforming the team into an N.F.L. powerhouse. He died of Covid-19.

    Bill Offering L.G.B.T. Protections in Italy Spurs Rallies on Both Sides

    Supporters frame the measure as a long-overdue means to provide basic human rights. Opponents depict it as an overreaching step that would suppress opinion.

    Nick Saban Cleared to Coach Alabama, Days After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

    The coach can take the field for Saturday’s game against Georgia after a series of negative tests.

    Money

    Rapper Arrested After Bragging About Unemployment Fraud in Video

    Fontrell Antonio Baines, who performs as Nuke Bizzle, illegally obtained $1.2 million in jobless benefits intended for workers idled by the coronavirus pandemic, the...

    After Fleeing Poland, an Antiracism Activist Finds Refuge in Norway

    A decision to grant asylum on political grounds highlights growing concerns over democratic backsliding in Poland.

    N.Y. Shuts Down Hasidic Wedding That Could Have Had 10,000 Guests

    The ultra-Orthodox synagogue in Brooklyn accused state officials of “unwarranted attacks” on the wedding.

    Refugees Who Assisted the U.S. Military Find the Door to America Slammed Shut

    President Trump has reduced the flow of refugees into the country to a trickle, and even Iraqis and Afghans who risked their lives for...

    Man Arrested After Threatening Wichita Mayor Over Face Masks

    Text messages from the man contained a “very descriptive plan of execution,” including locating the mayor, hanging him and turning him into fertilizer, Mayor...

    Armenia, Azerbaijan Reach New Cease-Fire for Nagorno-Karabakh

    A truce brokered just a week earlier failed to hold. The war between the two Caucasus countries has already killed hundreds.

    As the Coronavirus Surges, a New Culprit Emerges: Pandemic Fatigue

    Exhaustion and impatience are creating new risks as cases soar in parts of the world. “They have had enough,” one U.S. mayor said of...

    Fred Dean, Sack Specialist Who Ignited 49ers Dynasty, Dies at 68

    Dean helped lead San Francisco to two Super Bowl victories, transforming the team into an N.F.L. powerhouse. He died of Covid-19.

    Bill Offering L.G.B.T. Protections in Italy Spurs Rallies on Both Sides

    Supporters frame the measure as a long-overdue means to provide basic human rights. Opponents depict it as an overreaching step that would suppress opinion.

    Nick Saban Cleared to Coach Alabama, Days After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

    The coach can take the field for Saturday’s game against Georgia after a series of negative tests.

    Staying In

    Rapper Arrested After Bragging About Unemployment Fraud in Video

    Fontrell Antonio Baines, who performs as Nuke Bizzle, illegally obtained $1.2 million in jobless benefits intended for workers idled by the coronavirus pandemic, the...

    After Fleeing Poland, an Antiracism Activist Finds Refuge in Norway

    A decision to grant asylum on political grounds highlights growing concerns over democratic backsliding in Poland.

    N.Y. Shuts Down Hasidic Wedding That Could Have Had 10,000 Guests

    The ultra-Orthodox synagogue in Brooklyn accused state officials of “unwarranted attacks” on the wedding.

    Refugees Who Assisted the U.S. Military Find the Door to America Slammed Shut

    President Trump has reduced the flow of refugees into the country to a trickle, and even Iraqis and Afghans who risked their lives for...

    Man Arrested After Threatening Wichita Mayor Over Face Masks

    Text messages from the man contained a “very descriptive plan of execution,” including locating the mayor, hanging him and turning him into fertilizer, Mayor...

    Armenia, Azerbaijan Reach New Cease-Fire for Nagorno-Karabakh

    A truce brokered just a week earlier failed to hold. The war between the two Caucasus countries has already killed hundreds.

    As the Coronavirus Surges, a New Culprit Emerges: Pandemic Fatigue

    Exhaustion and impatience are creating new risks as cases soar in parts of the world. “They have had enough,” one U.S. mayor said of...

    Fred Dean, Sack Specialist Who Ignited 49ers Dynasty, Dies at 68

    Dean helped lead San Francisco to two Super Bowl victories, transforming the team into an N.F.L. powerhouse. He died of Covid-19.

    Bill Offering L.G.B.T. Protections in Italy Spurs Rallies on Both Sides

    Supporters frame the measure as a long-overdue means to provide basic human rights. Opponents depict it as an overreaching step that would suppress opinion.

    Nick Saban Cleared to Coach Alabama, Days After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

    The coach can take the field for Saturday’s game against Georgia after a series of negative tests.