Has the Era of Overzealous Cleaning Finally Come to an End?

This week, the C.D.C. acknowledged what scientists have been saying for months: The risk of catching the coronavirus from surfaces is low.

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Covid Guide: How to Get Through the Pandemic

Times are tough now, but the end is in sight. If we hunker down, keep our families safe during the holidays and monitor our health at home, life will get better in the spring. Here’s how to get through it.

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Masks Offer Covid Protection, Provided You Wear Them Right

New research shows adding a filter and improving the fit makes a cloth mask work even better.

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How Do I Make Thanksgiving Grocery Shopping Safer?

With coronavirus cases raging across the U.S., holiday food shopping just got more complicated. We asked the experts for advice.

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Plexiglass Barriers Won’t Stop the Virus at the Debate, Experts Warn

The measures taken to protect Mike Pence, Kamala Harris and others will not prevent airborne transmission, the greatest threat in this setting.

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Advice on Virus Transmission Vanishes From C.D.C. Website

The new guidance, published only on Friday, had acknowledged that fine particles floating in air may spread the virus.

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‘A Smoking Gun’: Infectious Coronavirus Retrieved From Hospital Air

Airborne virus plays a significant role in community transmission, many experts believe. A new study fills in the missing piece: Floating virus can infect cells.

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Is the Subway Risky? It May Be Safer Than You Think

New studies in Europe and Asia suggest that riding public transportation is not a major source of transmission for the coronavirus.

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The Coronavirus Can Be Airborne Indoors, W.H.O. Says

The agency also explained more directly that people without symptoms may spread the virus. The acknowledgments should have come sooner, some experts said.

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W.H.O. to Review Evidence of Airborne Transmission of Coronavirus

The World Health Organization plans to update its advice after hundreds of experts urged the agency to reconsider the risk of aerosol transmission.

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Airborne Coronavirus: What You Should Do Now

How to protect yourself from a virus that may be floating indoors? Better ventilation, for starters. And keep wearing those masks.

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