COVID-19

News, advice and tools for staying healthy and engaged.

CDC says we all should wear face coverings to avoid spreading virus

CDC says we all should wear face coverings to avoid spreading virus

But medical-grade N95 masks, which are in short supply, should be reserved for health workers. And don't stop social distancing or hand washing.

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'I'm scared': Johns Hopkins expert says coronavirus is totally unprecedented

'I'm scared': Johns Hopkins expert says coronavirus is totally unprecedented

A top pandemic expert says the disaster is unlike anything we've seen. The response could be just as historic.

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Ventilators: Why one machine is pivotal in the battle against COVID-19

Ventilators: Why one machine is pivotal in the battle against COVID-19

As health officials scramble to get the pandemic under control, one device has become a symbol of hope and fear.

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Tools to Help

13 stay-at-home essentials for under $20

13 stay-at-home essentials for under $20

From kitchen accessories to tech gadgets to fitness gear, here are the tools to help you survive an extended shelter-at-home order.

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This is the gear you need to work from home

This is the gear you need to work from home

Whether you're hiding out from the coronavirus or work remotely full-time, here's what you need to stay comfortable and productive.

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The best meal kit delivery services

The best meal kit delivery services

Need ready-to-cook meals delivered to your door? These services are for you.

Where to buy household goods when the usuals are out of stock

Where to buy household goods when the usuals are out of stock

Here's how you can find work-from-home gear, fitness equipment, health care products and more for delivery.

The best free stuff while you're stuck at home

The best free stuff while you're stuck at home

Here are the free games, movies, ebooks, video tools and more to help you survive self-quarantine.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

How we buy food may change permanently
How we buy food may change permanently

How we buy food may change permanently

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How to protect yourself and others
How to protect yourself and others

How to protect yourself and others

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How to get your $1,200 stimulus check
How to get your $1,200 stimulus check

How to get your $1,200 stimulus check

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Unemployment: Application tips
Unemployment: Application tips

Unemployment: Application tips

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Latest updates: Jobless claims, 1 million cases
Latest updates: Jobless claims, 1 million cases

Latest updates: Jobless claims, 1 million cases

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Zoombombing: What it is, how to stop it
Zoombombing: What it is, how to stop it

Zoombombing: What it is, how to stop it

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5 ways people are using drones during the lockdown
5 ways people are using drones during the lockdown

5 ways people are using drones during the lockdown

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Grocery store low on food? 6 ways to stock up
Grocery store low on food? 6 ways to stock up

Grocery store low on food? 6 ways to stock up

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What to do with package deliveries and mail
What to do with package deliveries and mail

What to do with package deliveries and mail

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Stay safe from hackers while working from home
Stay safe from hackers while working from home

Stay safe from hackers while working from home

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Cancellations and delays: Democratic convention
Cancellations and delays: Democratic convention

Cancellations and delays: Democratic convention

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Where can you go during a lockdown?
Where can you go during a lockdown?

Where can you go during a lockdown?

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A message from the CNET team

We hope you're safe and healthy. While the coronavirus is causing fear and economic uncertainty, we want you to know we're focused on offering honest advice, fact-based news and stories that help you understand what's going on. We're also bringing you the stories, features, how-tos, best lists and buying guides that may help you pass time and make each day a little easier. Let us know if there's anything you'd like to learn more about; we're standing by. In the meantime, keep calm -- and wash your hands. Often.