Authorities have closed schools in some ultra-Orthodox areas of New York. The reasons for apparent noncompliance with public health guidelines are complicated, explains a cultural anthropologist.
Australians are emerging from winter and, where possible, enjoying trips to beaches and public pools, beach-side picnics, barbecues and get-togethers. Here's how to reduce your COVID-risk.
Buddy circles expand on the concept of a designated driver, encompassing other substances and risks — including COVID-19 and social media — to build a harm mitigation strategy for the 21st century.
In a series of surveys, young people across the US described their thinking and behavior amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The 6-foot rule for social distancing doesn’t account for all risks, particularly indoors. Here's what everyone needs to understand as cooler weather moves more activities inside.
Senate Republicans continue to push for sweeping liability protection for companies from coronavirus-related lawsuits, but research and evidence suggests there's little real risk.
The coronavirus restricted life in the city and enabled working from home (or anywhere). People are considering moving to the countryside for cheaper cost of living and a higher quality of life.
A legal expert explores the limitations of COVID-19 liability waivers some colleges are asking students to sign.
The traffic light alert system, first proposed in response to the 2003 Beijing SARS outbreak, is already being used around the world to classify travel and inform restrictions in classrooms.
Holding classes inside college classrooms puts students and faculty members at risk. A handful of colleges and universities are finding innovative ways to hold classes outdoors.
The history of education in the West is closely associated with Christian religious spaces – from the first cathedral schools to the use of churches to teach children in WWII.
Pandemic policy experts offer 10 recommendations that could reduce the risk that a bad flu season on top of the COVID-19 pandemic will overwhelm hospitals.
Checking for symptoms is just the beginning. Here are 10 ways schools can help keep children, families and faculty safe.
As we venture out into the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, treating each interaction as a type of micro-negotiation provides a helpful road map for navigating potentially tricky situations.
Life in a honey bee hive is all about cooperating for the collective good.
But will the new normal only be feasible for the well off?
We believe New Zealand can eliminate COVID-19 again. But it could do more to speed up that process with mandatory masks and tighter controls on high-risk venues, including bars, gyms and churches.
Melbourne's stage 4 lockdown forbids residents travelling more than 5km from home during their daily hour of exercise. Fine for those in leafy suburbs, but not for those with less greenery nearby.
Rather than a vaccine to beef up your immune system, a psychoactive substance could boost your cooperative, pro-social behavior – curtailing the selfish actions that spur on coronavirus's spread.
We need to keep social distancing and avoiding indoor spaces, even if the official rules have changed. A microbiologist explains why.