As cooler weather hits northern parts of the U.S. and leads people to spend more time indoors, COVID-19 numbers are rising — and are prompting talk of new lockdowns to control the spread of the coronavirus.
Officials in New York already have clamped down on parts of Brooklyn, Queens and two suburban counties where new outbreaks have been surging.
That more widespread lockdowns that shut down millions of U.S. businesses during the spring pushed the nation’s unemployment rate to 14.7%, which was the highest since the Great Depression.
Many Americans have gone back to work, but new lockdowns — even smaller, more localized — ones could spell trouble for workers still feeling drained after round one.
But you have time to prepare if Americans are asked to hunker down again. Here are nine things you can do to protect