Coronavirus Live Updates: Job Losses Widespread Even if Virus Is Not

Here’s what you need to know: ImageThe first night the restaurant Bin707 was opened in Grand Junction, Colo., on Monday.Credit…Benjamin Rasmussen for The New York Times Some parts of the United States face financial ruin but few infections. In Corpus Christi, the oil and gas and vacation town on the southeastern coast of Texas, it…

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How to Navigate Your Community Reopening? Remember the Four C’s

When the country was largely under lockdown, at least the rules were mostly clear. Essential workers ventured out; everyone else sheltered in. Bars and restaurants were closed except for dining out; hair salons and spas were shuttered. Outings were limited to the supermarket or the drugstore. Now states are lifting restrictions, but detailed guidance about…

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Navigating Home Care During the Pandemic

In March, Amy Carrier asked one of the two women who provided home care for her mother to stop coming to work. Her mother, 74, has Alzheimer’s disease and lives with her in Corvallis, Ore. To protect her from the coronavirus, “it was clear that I needed to lock down my house,” said Ms. Carrier,…

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Is the Party Over on Fire Island?

As a Fire Island veteran, Jory Stiefel had his summer weekend ritual down to a T. He would leave work on Thursday, hop on the 3 p.m. train from Penn Station to catch the 5 p.m. Sayville ferry and arrive at Fire Island Pines, the hedonistic gay resort off the south shore of Long Island,…

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City Summer, Country Summer

The Look 2020 A photographer and a writer separately explore black boyhood and the season. Photographs by Andre D. Wagner Text by Kiese Laymon ImageCredit…Andre D. Wagner Black boys from Mississippi know the Black boys from New York. When we were young, their parents sent them down south one summer. We were as afraid of…

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How to Start a Neighborhood Association

So you’re thinking about creating a neighborhood association. Shared crises have frequently galvanized community action, in formal and informal ways, and perhaps you’d like to corral that energy into organizing within your own area. These days, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, mutual aid networks have been incubated on Slack and ad hoc associations…

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Beyond the Instagram Black Square

For the last week, ever since the killing of George Floyd galvanized the world to confront not just the history of police brutality against black people but our own complicity in allowing it to happen, the social media feeds of fashion brands and influencers have filled up with black squares and statements of solidarity. And…

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Cool Off, Even Without a Deep End

The end of the school year is approaching, and the usual summer diversions like a trip to the local pool are most likely out of the question. (How can you reliably stay six feet apart in the water?) Luckily, there are other ways to stay wet and cool, even without big group gatherings. Here are…

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How to Have Friends Over Safely

Even as states open up and, in some places, restaurants start to serve sit-down meals again, having friends in the house even for a short while remains a bad idea, experts say. Getting together outside — on blankets spaced apart in a park or on the deck or front porch or lawn at your home…

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Coronavirus Claims Some of World War II’s Last Witnesses

Here’s what you need to know: ImageOn Italy’s Liberation Day in April, residents of Milan placed flowers in memory of the partisans who died during World War II. The ranks of those who remember the war have been diminished by the coronavirus.Credit…Alessandro Grassani for The New York Times In Europe, the virus has taken some…

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