Coronavirus

Office of Connecticut Attorney General William Tong / Twitter

Connecticut has joined 17 other states and Washington, D.C., in seeking a federal court injunction to stop a new Trump administration policy. The policy would revoke the visas of international students whose universities have moved classes online in response to COVID-19.

Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is tightening quarantine orders for of out-of-state travelers with high rates of COVID-19.

Charlie Neibergall / AP

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says parts of the state that are in Phase Four will be allowed to reopen in September. State education officials released today a framework for how schools will do that. 

I'm hearing a lot of talk about the coronavirus spreading through aerosols — is wearing a mask in a grocery store enough protection? What else should I do to stay safe?

Quick answer first: Going to the grocery store where you and everyone else is wearing a mask and keeping a distance from each other is still considered a low-risk activity. Go get your summer strawberries!

Conspiracy theories need just the right ingredients to take off within a population, and the COVID-19 pandemic has been a breeding ground for them. A Pew Research Center survey recently asked people if they had heard the theory that the COVID-19 outbreak was intentionally planned by people in power. Seventy-one percent of U.S. adults said they had. And a third of those respondents said it was "definitely" or "probably" true.

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