Coronavirus FAQs: Open Windows In Winter, Holding Your Breath, Sprayed Masks?

When it’s cold outside, is it safe to bring a socially distanced gathering into your house if windows are open for a short bit, then shut so indoor temps don’t plummet. Tessa Bunney/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Tessa Bunney/Corbis via Getty Images …

France Encourages Use Of Transparent Masks To Help Those With Hearing Loss

Suzy Margueron (seated, center) who advocates for people with hearing loss, likes to gather with friends in Paris’ Luxembourg Gardens. All have transparent masks, but say it’s others who should be wearing them too. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption toggle caption Eleanor Beardsley/NPR Suzy Margueron (seated, …

Widespread Use Of Face Masks Could Save Tens Of Thousands Of Lives, Models Project

A face mask covers the mouth and nose of one of the iconic lion statues in front of the New York Public Library Main Branch on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in New York, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Ted Shaffrey/AP hide caption toggle caption Ted Shaffrey/AP …

Six Flags Will Reopen Its First Park On June 5, Requiring Masks And A Health Check

Six Flags is preparing to reopen its Frontier City theme park in Oklahoma City on June 5, requiring visitors and staff to wear face masks. /Business Wire hide caption toggle caption /Business Wire Six Flags is preparing to reopen its Frontier City theme park in …

‘The New Flying Etiquette’: JetBlue Mandates Face Masks For All Passengers

A traveler wearing a face mask looks at the flight board at Reagan National Airport last month in Washington, D.C. Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images A traveler wearing a face mask looks at the flight board …

Seattle Nurses Scrounge For Masks To Stay Safe On Pandemic’s Front Lines

Mary Mills, longtime intensive care nurse, feels the response to coronavirus at her Seattle hospital has been haphazard. She worries the growing number of patients will overwhelm the ICUs in the coming days. Will Stone/for NPR hide caption toggle caption Will Stone/for NPR Mary Mills, …

Face Masks: Not Enough Are Made In America To Deal With Coronavirus

Prestige Ameritech Executive Vice President Mike Bowen, pictured in 2009, says that, amid the coronavirus outbreak, his company can’t keep up with demand for face masks used by doctors and nurses. Tom Pennington/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Tom Pennington/Getty Images Prestige Ameritech Executive Vice …

How Helpful Are Face Masks In Preventing The Spread Of Disease?

As China continues to report a growing number of cases of Wuhan coronavirus, images of people wearing face masks have become ubiquitous. How effective are these masks in stopping the virus’ spread? ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: As the Wuhan coronavirus spreads, cities in China and other …