Grocery storesHardware storesStores that sell pharmacy and medical suppliesFood pickup or delivery (including liquor takeout from bars in some states such as New York and California)Hospitals and medical centersBanksGas stationsPet storesJobs in "essential" services include those that keep infrastructure running, such as health care, food banks, sanitation, cleaning and construction. You can also drive to the gas station, walk the dog and engage in outdoor recreational exercise while practicing social distancing. … [Read more...] about Lockdown, quarantine or shelter in place: Here’s where you can go and what you can do
Myth: Lockdowns or school closures won't happen in the USThere's no guarantee, but school closures are a common tool that public health officials use to slow or halt the spread of contagious diseases. For instance, during the swine flu pandemic of 2009, 1,300 schools in the U.S. closed to reduce the spread of the disease, according to a 2017 study of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. At the time, CDC guidance recommended that schools close for between 7 and 14 days, according to the study. … [Read more...] about 13 Coronavirus myths busted by science
Modi’s lockdown had social and economic impacts even sharper than lockdowns in richer countries. Millions of Indians who depend on each day’s wages for their daily meal were thrown out of work. Migrant workers packed buses and trains home, potentially taking the virus into rural areas. And as transport options dried up, many families in New Delhi and other major cities simply began to walk to their distant villages, with little access to food. “We risk converting a health crisis into a socioeconomic crisis,” says Ravi Duggal, a public health activist. … [Read more...] about 1.3 billion people. A 21-day lockdown. Can India curb the coronavirus?