Monthly Archives May 2020

How a Furlough (or Layoff) Affects Your Finances…and Retirement

  Here are six things you need to know if you or a family member has been furloughed—or laid off—from their job   A furlough is an unpaid leave of absence. You don’t report to work, you don’t get paid, and you may lose some of your benefits. Getting fired or laid off is different because it is permanent; whereas, being furloughed means your employer wants you back as soon as things get back to normal, typically at the same position and income level as before the furlough. Here are six things you should know:   Filing for unemployment Whether
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How Simple Face Coverings Protect from COVID-19

In the wake of COVID-19, wearing masks or some type of facial covering is mandated in most public locations in an effort to reduce the spread of the disease. Medical-grade masks, such as the N95 respirator mask, are known to provide the best protection against breath-borne pathogens. But since those masks are critical protective equipment for front line caregivers and difficult to obtain, how effective are the cloth coverings worn by most people in public spaces? We asked Steven Gordon, MD, Chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Infectious Disease, and Raed Dweik, MD, Chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Respiratory Institute, to
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