Remote work is here to stay, Gartner finds

A survey of business leaders found that 82% plan to maintain a partial work-from-home structure even after COVID-19 is no longer a threat. Image: Monkeybusinessimages/Getty Images/iStockphoto Analytics firm Gartner has found that businesses looking beyond the COVID-19 pandemic are going to be facing a new kind of challenge: Managing a new kind of highly complicated, […]

‘Don’t talk’: How to stay safe from COVID-19 inside elevators

For people in cities like New York, getting back to work during a pandemic may mean taking several elevator rides a day, to and from their office spaces ⁠— but without safety measures in place, elevators could become hot spots of COVID-19 spread, data suggests.  COVID-19 can spread when infected people cough and spew large […]

Airports use LiDAR to make sure travelers stay six feet apart

The platform uses light pulses and machine learning to determine how many people are in a public space and to help enforce social distancing. Markus Mainka / Getty Images More about artificial intelligence The same technology that estimates the wait time at airport security checkpoints now can alert you when you break social distancing guidelines. […]

How to stay safe at a cookout, the library, restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released additional guidance to help Americans reduce their risk of COVID-19. Long-story short, the basic rules haven’t changed — wash your hands, maintain social distancing and cover your face with a mask. But the CDC also provided some of the most detailed instructions yet for how […]

How do you stay safe now that states are reopening?

Editor’s note: Now that states are relaxing social distancing restrictions, people desperately want to see friends and family, go to a restaurant and let our kids have play dates. Even grocery shopping sounds fun. But how can you do that and still stay safe? Here, an epidemiologist who is immune-compromised himself, walks you through some decision making. […]

Coronavirus UK lockdown: Which shops can stay open?

Non-essential high street stores have been ordered to close Boris Johnson has ordered all non-essential shops to close in his latest move to tackle the UK’s coronavirus pandemic. Supermarkets, pharmacies and petrol stations are among the shops still allowed to remain open but the Government has urged people to stay at home unless they need […]