Coronavirus

Cold? Flu? COVID? Here's How to Tell.

A sniffle may spark more worries than usual.

How to Use COVID-19 Testing and Quarantining to Safely Travel for the Holidays

COVID-19 testing is not as simple as yes or no, infected or safe.

The Coronavirus Surge That Will Define the Next 4 Years

Cases are rising in all but nine states. Unlike the past two waves, this one has no epicenter.

3 Tips from Federal HR Pros on Recruiting Talent in a Pandemic

Proactive federal agencies are recruiting where the talent is: online.

VA Piloting AI to Predict Mortality Rates of COVID-19 Patients

The tool has been in development since the spring and is now being piloted ahead of a larger rollout, VA officials said.

Religious Life Was Converting to Tech Before COVID

Livestreamed services, which people view from home, are the new normal.

What’s Next in IT Modernization

Pandemic or not, federal agencies continued efforts to update their legacy systems and adopt modern ways of buying, developing and implementing technology.

The Vaccine News That Really Matters

Soon COVID-19 vaccine makers will release early data from large clinical trials, and the results could be ambiguous.

Most Federal Workers Expect to Telework at Least Three Days per Week in the Future, Survey Says

But securing and managing the information technology that enables work from home is a top challenge during the pandemic, respondents indicated.

Trump Administration Develops Governmentwide Office Reopening Guidelines, With Contractor Help

Masks, distancing and sensors to track employee movement are all part of GSA’s non-binding coronavirus recommendations.

Federal Government Blows Past Record Spending in Fiscal 2020

The budget deficit tripled to a record $3.1 trillion—another all-time record.

Covid-19 Cases Dropped by 75% in Arizona After Local Leaders Were Allowed to Require Masks

A CDC report said the drop followed a spike in cases in Arizona after the state's stay-at-home order expired, underscoring the utility of face coverings in curbing spread of the disease.

Is There a Safe Way to Be Home for the Holidays?

Throughout the pandemic, Americans have been tempted to violate public-health experts’ recommendations. The winter holidays might be the strongest temptation yet.

How to Tell If Socializing Indoors Is Safe

As the weather gets colder, many Americans have no idea whether hanging out with other people inside is risky. That’s a big problem.