Cap and Gone? College Commencements Confront the Coronavirus

The University of Michigan on Friday canceled its commencement planned for May over fears of the coronavirus — one of what is likely to be many such college ceremonies to be reconsidered in the face of the pandemic. The ceremony, which was to be held May 2 at Michigan Stadium and feature former Vice President…

Details

What the New European Travel Ban Means for Air Travelers

President Trump on Wednesday night announced that foreign nationals who had been in certain European countries for the last two weeks would not be allowed to fly to the United States. Within days, two airlines announced cutbacks to services to and from Europe, with Delta Air Lines, the largest carrier in the United States, cutting…

Details

Le Bernardin, Daniel and Other Top New York Restaurants Temporarily Close

Some of New York City’s leading restaurants, including Le Bernardin and Daniel, announced Friday that they would close indefinitely after dinner that night. All 19 of the Union Square Hospitality Group’s restaurants in New York City closed after lunch on Friday and will remain closed until further notice, said Danny Meyer, the group’s founder and…

Details

Coronavirus Is Causing Chaos for Travel Influencers

As flights, events, and media trips are canceled and hospitality marketers tighten their budgets over coronavirus fears, travel influencers are scrambling. Dana H. Freeman, a travel influencer in Vermont, was supposed to board a cruise ship from San Diego on Thursday, only to have the trip canceled over the weekend. Merissa Principe, 29, a travel…

Details

Spain Becomes Latest Epicenter of Coronavirus After a Faltering Response

MADRID — Just last weekend, about 120,000 people marched through downtown Madrid to celebrate International Women’s Day. Some 60,000 soccer fans filled one of the city’s largest stadiums. And 9,000 supporters of Vox, Spain’s third-largest party, gathered inside a former bullring. Now Spain has the second-highest number of infections of any European country, after Italy…

Details

What Are the Rules for Play Dates During the Coronavirus Crisis?

ImageCredit…Getty Images 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 This is a fast moving situation, so some information may be outdated.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. Schools and day care centers are closing, and the Centers…

Details

How the Coronavirus Broke Spring Break

MIAMI BEACH — Dryden Quigley, a junior at Duke University, and three friends began making plans to spend spring break in Miami Beach about six weeks ago when the coronavirus still felt relatively distant. It does not feel distant now. In the week Ms. Quigley, 21, vacationed on Miami Beach: the state’s coronavirus cases more…

Details

A Brain Hack to Break the Coronavirus Anxiety Cycle

Anxiety is a strange beast. As a psychiatrist, I have learned that anxiety and its close cousin, panic, are both born from fear. As a behavioral neuroscientist, I know that fear’s main evolutionary function is helping us survive. In fact, fear is the oldest survival mechanism we have. Fear helps us learn to avoid dangerous…

Details

Coronavirus Testing Goes Mobile in Seattle

SEATTLE — On an overcast day in Seattle, a few dozen medical staff members, students and emergency workers with symptoms of the fast-spreading coronavirus spent their lunch break driving to a parking garage. The UW Medicine’s Medical Center Northwest has turned part of the first floor of their four-story parking garage into a mobile testing…

Details