Handling Your Kid’s Disappointment When Everything Is Canceled

As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, we’re working to answer the questions on many parents’ minds. This is a fast-moving situation, so some information may be outdated. For the latest updates, read The New York Times’s live coronavirus coverage here. When I told my 10-year-old daughter that her elementary school would be shutting…

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Coronavirus Test Obstacles: A Shortage of Face Masks and Swabs

Just as the nation’s ability to test for coronavirus is expanding, hospitals and clinics say another obstacle is looming: shortages of testing swabs and protective gear for health care workers. At the UCSF Health — a San Francisco hospital system at the heart of one of the nation’s coronavirus outbreaks — officials said they would…

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Easy Recipes to Cook During Your Coronavirus Self-Quarantine

There’s no doubt about it: It’s an uncertain and scary time, but you and your loved ones still need to eat, and the act of preparing and serving a meal — even a simple one — can bring great comfort to the cook as well as to the diner. If you have a decently stocked pantry,…

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Plight of Retail Workers During Coronavirus: ‘I’m Scared to Go to Work’

The Macy’s in Manhattan’s Herald Square opened its doors to customers at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, as planned. Dozens of employees staffed the cash registers, cosmetics counter and shoe department. Many were frightened. Three days before, the company said that a worker at the store had tested positive for the coronavirus. But other workers were…

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10 Ways to Ease Your Coronavirus Anxiety

“Life is one thing after another,” Dr. Harriet Lerner, a psychologist and author, said. “And just because the universe has already sent us one big stress, it doesn’t mean we won’t be hit with others.” Dr. Lerner has spent much of her career researching the effects of anxiety and fear on individuals, families and larger…

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Americans Stranded Abroad: ‘I Feel Completely Abandoned’

Travel and travel planning are being disrupted by the worldwide spread of the coronavirus. For the latest updates, read The New York Times’s Covid-19 coverage here. Lauren Davenport and Daniel Fernandez of St. Petersburg, Fla., were on a camping trip in the Sahara when Morocco announced that it was suspending all flights in and out…

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At the Front Lines of Coronavirus, Turning to Social Media

Last week, many people were astonished to hear that Dr. Kurt Kloss, an emergency room physician in New York, reached out to a Facebook group for some 20,000 of his colleagues seeking advice about how to handle the coronavirus outbreak. “If you were in charge of Federal response to the Pandemic,” his post began, “what…

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If You Need a Distraction, Nordstrom is Offering 25% Off Site-Wide

Working from home means you’re left to your own devices, which means you might be online shopping at any given hour of the day. I don’t make the rules! Responding in the nick of time is a surprise sale from Nordstrom, which is offering 25 percent off their entire site. This is absolutely the only…

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