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

Rumors fly over Mark Zuckerberg ‘renting out UFC ring to fight MMA match’

Facebook founder and jiu-jitsu enthusiast Mark Zuckerberg‘s expected attendance at a mixed martial arts event in Las Vegas this weekend has the...

U.S. Suicide Rate Rose 4% in 2021 After a Two-Year Decline

Deaths by suicide increased 4% in 2021 compared to 2020, ending a two-year decline, according to provisional data released by the National Center...

Wall Street sours on Facebook: ‘I’m not sure there’s a core business that works anymore’

Wall Street analysts are bearish on Facebook’s parent company Meta as the social network continues to hemorrhage users migrating to upstart rival...

Oregon Will Be The First State To Cover Health-Related Climate Expenses Under Medicaid

(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Oregon is set to become the first state in the nation to cover climate change expenses for certain low-income patients under...

‘Dangerous escalation’: Putin condemned over illegal annexation of Ukraine territories

Moscow's illegal annexation of four occupied regions of Ukraine—formally announced Friday by Russian President Vladimir Putin—is facing international condemnation, with peace advocates warning that...

Queen Elizabeth II died of ‘old age’: death certificate

Queen Elizabeth II died of "old age" at 3:10 pm (1410 GMT) on September 8, according to her death certificate released on Thursday, or...

The First U.S. Data Show the Monkeypox Vaccine Is Effective

We now have the first real-world data showing how well the monkeypox vaccine is working in the current U.S. outbreak. On Sept. 28,...

Amazon tells call center employees to work remotely, eyes office closures: report

Amazon is reportedly nudging customer service employees to work from home as it looks to close some of its US-based offices as...

Elon Musk and Twitter ‘still negotiating’ over depositions as trial nears: sources

Elon Musk and Twitter are still wrangling over key deposition dates less than three weeks before they go to court in Delaware...

The Pandemic Changed Paid Sick Leave Policies, But Not For Everyone

Starting next week, Starbucks workers will no longer have access to expanded paid sick leave that the company rolled out for COVID-19 illness, isolation,...

Life

Rumors fly over Mark Zuckerberg ‘renting out UFC ring to fight MMA match’

Facebook founder and jiu-jitsu enthusiast Mark Zuckerberg‘s expected attendance at a mixed martial arts event in Las Vegas this weekend has the...

U.S. Suicide Rate Rose 4% in 2021 After a Two-Year Decline

Deaths by suicide increased 4% in 2021 compared to 2020, ending a two-year decline, according to provisional data released by the National Center...

Wall Street sours on Facebook: ‘I’m not sure there’s a core business that works anymore’

Wall Street analysts are bearish on Facebook’s parent company Meta as the social network continues to hemorrhage users migrating to upstart rival...

Oregon Will Be The First State To Cover Health-Related Climate Expenses Under Medicaid

(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Oregon is set to become the first state in the nation to cover climate change expenses for certain low-income patients under...

‘Dangerous escalation’: Putin condemned over illegal annexation of Ukraine territories

Moscow's illegal annexation of four occupied regions of Ukraine—formally announced Friday by Russian President Vladimir Putin—is facing international condemnation, with peace advocates warning that...

Queen Elizabeth II died of ‘old age’: death certificate

Queen Elizabeth II died of "old age" at 3:10 pm (1410 GMT) on September 8, according to her death certificate released on Thursday, or...

The First U.S. Data Show the Monkeypox Vaccine Is Effective

We now have the first real-world data showing how well the monkeypox vaccine is working in the current U.S. outbreak. On Sept. 28,...

Amazon tells call center employees to work remotely, eyes office closures: report

Amazon is reportedly nudging customer service employees to work from home as it looks to close some of its US-based offices as...

Elon Musk and Twitter ‘still negotiating’ over depositions as trial nears: sources

Elon Musk and Twitter are still wrangling over key deposition dates less than three weeks before they go to court in Delaware...

The Pandemic Changed Paid Sick Leave Policies, But Not For Everyone

Starting next week, Starbucks workers will no longer have access to expanded paid sick leave that the company rolled out for COVID-19 illness, isolation,...

Travel

Rumors fly over Mark Zuckerberg ‘renting out UFC ring to fight MMA match’

Facebook founder and jiu-jitsu enthusiast Mark Zuckerberg‘s expected attendance at a mixed martial arts event in Las Vegas this weekend has the...

U.S. Suicide Rate Rose 4% in 2021 After a Two-Year Decline

Deaths by suicide increased 4% in 2021 compared to 2020, ending a two-year decline, according to provisional data released by the National Center...

Wall Street sours on Facebook: ‘I’m not sure there’s a core business that works anymore’

Wall Street analysts are bearish on Facebook’s parent company Meta as the social network continues to hemorrhage users migrating to upstart rival...

Oregon Will Be The First State To Cover Health-Related Climate Expenses Under Medicaid

(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Oregon is set to become the first state in the nation to cover climate change expenses for certain low-income patients under...

‘Dangerous escalation’: Putin condemned over illegal annexation of Ukraine territories

Moscow's illegal annexation of four occupied regions of Ukraine—formally announced Friday by Russian President Vladimir Putin—is facing international condemnation, with peace advocates warning that...

Queen Elizabeth II died of ‘old age’: death certificate

Queen Elizabeth II died of "old age" at 3:10 pm (1410 GMT) on September 8, according to her death certificate released on Thursday, or...

The First U.S. Data Show the Monkeypox Vaccine Is Effective

We now have the first real-world data showing how well the monkeypox vaccine is working in the current U.S. outbreak. On Sept. 28,...

Amazon tells call center employees to work remotely, eyes office closures: report

Amazon is reportedly nudging customer service employees to work from home as it looks to close some of its US-based offices as...

Elon Musk and Twitter ‘still negotiating’ over depositions as trial nears: sources

Elon Musk and Twitter are still wrangling over key deposition dates less than three weeks before they go to court in Delaware...

The Pandemic Changed Paid Sick Leave Policies, But Not For Everyone

Starting next week, Starbucks workers will no longer have access to expanded paid sick leave that the company rolled out for COVID-19 illness, isolation,...

Politics

Rumors fly over Mark Zuckerberg ‘renting out UFC ring to fight MMA match’

Facebook founder and jiu-jitsu enthusiast Mark Zuckerberg‘s expected attendance at a mixed martial arts event in Las Vegas this weekend has the...

U.S. Suicide Rate Rose 4% in 2021 After a Two-Year Decline

Deaths by suicide increased 4% in 2021 compared to 2020, ending a two-year decline, according to provisional data released by the National Center...

Wall Street sours on Facebook: ‘I’m not sure there’s a core business that works anymore’

Wall Street analysts are bearish on Facebook’s parent company Meta as the social network continues to hemorrhage users migrating to upstart rival...

Oregon Will Be The First State To Cover Health-Related Climate Expenses Under Medicaid

(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Oregon is set to become the first state in the nation to cover climate change expenses for certain low-income patients under...

‘Dangerous escalation’: Putin condemned over illegal annexation of Ukraine territories

Moscow's illegal annexation of four occupied regions of Ukraine—formally announced Friday by Russian President Vladimir Putin—is facing international condemnation, with peace advocates warning that...

Queen Elizabeth II died of ‘old age’: death certificate

Queen Elizabeth II died of "old age" at 3:10 pm (1410 GMT) on September 8, according to her death certificate released on Thursday, or...

The First U.S. Data Show the Monkeypox Vaccine Is Effective

We now have the first real-world data showing how well the monkeypox vaccine is working in the current U.S. outbreak. On Sept. 28,...

Amazon tells call center employees to work remotely, eyes office closures: report

Amazon is reportedly nudging customer service employees to work from home as it looks to close some of its US-based offices as...

Elon Musk and Twitter ‘still negotiating’ over depositions as trial nears: sources

Elon Musk and Twitter are still wrangling over key deposition dates less than three weeks before they go to court in Delaware...

The Pandemic Changed Paid Sick Leave Policies, But Not For Everyone

Starting next week, Starbucks workers will no longer have access to expanded paid sick leave that the company rolled out for COVID-19 illness, isolation,...

Money

Rumors fly over Mark Zuckerberg ‘renting out UFC ring to fight MMA match’

Facebook founder and jiu-jitsu enthusiast Mark Zuckerberg‘s expected attendance at a mixed martial arts event in Las Vegas this weekend has the...

U.S. Suicide Rate Rose 4% in 2021 After a Two-Year Decline

Deaths by suicide increased 4% in 2021 compared to 2020, ending a two-year decline, according to provisional data released by the National Center...

Wall Street sours on Facebook: ‘I’m not sure there’s a core business that works anymore’

Wall Street analysts are bearish on Facebook’s parent company Meta as the social network continues to hemorrhage users migrating to upstart rival...

Oregon Will Be The First State To Cover Health-Related Climate Expenses Under Medicaid

(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Oregon is set to become the first state in the nation to cover climate change expenses for certain low-income patients under...

‘Dangerous escalation’: Putin condemned over illegal annexation of Ukraine territories

Moscow's illegal annexation of four occupied regions of Ukraine—formally announced Friday by Russian President Vladimir Putin—is facing international condemnation, with peace advocates warning that...

Queen Elizabeth II died of ‘old age’: death certificate

Queen Elizabeth II died of "old age" at 3:10 pm (1410 GMT) on September 8, according to her death certificate released on Thursday, or...

The First U.S. Data Show the Monkeypox Vaccine Is Effective

We now have the first real-world data showing how well the monkeypox vaccine is working in the current U.S. outbreak. On Sept. 28,...

Amazon tells call center employees to work remotely, eyes office closures: report

Amazon is reportedly nudging customer service employees to work from home as it looks to close some of its US-based offices as...

Elon Musk and Twitter ‘still negotiating’ over depositions as trial nears: sources

Elon Musk and Twitter are still wrangling over key deposition dates less than three weeks before they go to court in Delaware...

The Pandemic Changed Paid Sick Leave Policies, But Not For Everyone

Starting next week, Starbucks workers will no longer have access to expanded paid sick leave that the company rolled out for COVID-19 illness, isolation,...

Staying In

Rumors fly over Mark Zuckerberg ‘renting out UFC ring to fight MMA match’

Facebook founder and jiu-jitsu enthusiast Mark Zuckerberg‘s expected attendance at a mixed martial arts event in Las Vegas this weekend has the...

U.S. Suicide Rate Rose 4% in 2021 After a Two-Year Decline

Deaths by suicide increased 4% in 2021 compared to 2020, ending a two-year decline, according to provisional data released by the National Center...

Wall Street sours on Facebook: ‘I’m not sure there’s a core business that works anymore’

Wall Street analysts are bearish on Facebook’s parent company Meta as the social network continues to hemorrhage users migrating to upstart rival...

Oregon Will Be The First State To Cover Health-Related Climate Expenses Under Medicaid

(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Oregon is set to become the first state in the nation to cover climate change expenses for certain low-income patients under...

‘Dangerous escalation’: Putin condemned over illegal annexation of Ukraine territories

Moscow's illegal annexation of four occupied regions of Ukraine—formally announced Friday by Russian President Vladimir Putin—is facing international condemnation, with peace advocates warning that...

Queen Elizabeth II died of ‘old age’: death certificate

Queen Elizabeth II died of "old age" at 3:10 pm (1410 GMT) on September 8, according to her death certificate released on Thursday, or...

The First U.S. Data Show the Monkeypox Vaccine Is Effective

We now have the first real-world data showing how well the monkeypox vaccine is working in the current U.S. outbreak. On Sept. 28,...

Amazon tells call center employees to work remotely, eyes office closures: report

Amazon is reportedly nudging customer service employees to work from home as it looks to close some of its US-based offices as...

Elon Musk and Twitter ‘still negotiating’ over depositions as trial nears: sources

Elon Musk and Twitter are still wrangling over key deposition dates less than three weeks before they go to court in Delaware...

The Pandemic Changed Paid Sick Leave Policies, But Not For Everyone

Starting next week, Starbucks workers will no longer have access to expanded paid sick leave that the company rolled out for COVID-19 illness, isolation,...