COVID-19

News, advice and tools for staying healthy and engaged.

At-home COVID tests are free now. Here's how to get them

At-home COVID tests are free now. Here's how to get them

Health insurance companies are now covering COVID tests you buy.

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Where to get free N95 masks

Where to get free N95 masks

Some locations have already started distributing the high-quality respirators.

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How I stay safe during international travel amid COVID

How I stay safe during international travel amid COVID

With close relatives living outside the US, I can't just sit out the pandemic.

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Tools to Help

The best gear for online meetings

The best gear for online meetings

Zoom call for work? Cocktail hour on FaceTime? This gear will enhance all your video chats.

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How to use Zoom like a pro

How to use Zoom like a pro

Here's how to change your background and audio and video settings, and how to create breakout rooms.

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The best mesh routers

The best mesh routers

A good mesh router will spread a fast, reliable internet connection throughout your home.

Fun around the flames: Best fire pits

Fun around the flames: Best fire pits

We tested popular fire pit models from Breeo, Solo Stove, BioLite and others.

Put your pantry odds and ends to work in new recipes

Put your pantry odds and ends to work in new recipes

From random items to missing ingredients, here's how to make the most of your inventory.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

N95, KN95, KF94: The best masks now
N95, KN95, KF94: The best masks now

N95, KN95, KF94: The best masks now

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Why you shouldn't just 'get COVID over with'
Why you shouldn't just 'get COVID over with'

Why you shouldn't just 'get COVID over with'

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If you can't get a better mask
If you can't get a better mask

If you can't get a better mask

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Make sure your COVID test is real
Make sure your COVID test is real

Make sure your COVID test is real

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Pfizer COVID pill: What it does
Pfizer COVID pill: What it does

Pfizer COVID pill: What it does

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Merck COVID pill: What we know
Merck COVID pill: What we know

Merck COVID pill: What we know

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COVID and flu: Can you get both?
COVID and flu: Can you get both?

COVID and flu: Can you get both?

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Text to find a booster
Text to find a booster

Text to find a booster

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CDC advises against cruise ship travel
CDC advises against cruise ship travel

CDC advises against cruise ship travel

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When COVID is no longer a pandemic
When COVID is no longer a pandemic

When COVID is no longer a pandemic

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What to know about monoclonal antibodies
What to know about monoclonal antibodies

What to know about monoclonal antibodies

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Storing your vaccine card digitally
Storing your vaccine card digitally

Storing your vaccine card digitally

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