COVID-19

News, advice and tools for staying healthy and engaged.

How long should you isolate? Understanding the new guidance

How long should you isolate? Understanding the new guidance

Here's how to interpret the CDC's new recommendations.

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Free at-home COVID test kits: How many can I get and when do they become available?

Free at-home COVID test kits: How many can I get and when do they become available?

Insurance companies will soon start covering at-home COVID-19 test kits.

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The pandemic changed health care, and there's no going back

The pandemic changed health care, and there's no going back

For two years, we've been hyper-focused on our health. Will our health care system heal itself?

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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

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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Upgrade your mask
Upgrade your mask

Upgrade your mask

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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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Text to find a booster
Text to find a booster

Text to find a booster

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COVID vaccine mandates: The latest
COVID vaccine mandates: The latest

COVID vaccine mandates: The latest

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Pandemic accelerates migration
Pandemic accelerates migration

Pandemic accelerates migration

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CDC recs vaccine during pregnancy
CDC recs vaccine during pregnancy

CDC recs vaccine during pregnancy

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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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Don't lose your COVID vaccine card
Don't lose your COVID vaccine card

Don't lose your COVID vaccine card

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