Over the past day, the highest-trending question asked about the coronavirus on Google Search was “When are stimulus checks coming IRS?”

The following are the highest-trending questions asked in Google Search about COVID-19 over the last 24 hours:

When are stimulus checks coming IRS?

According to distribution plans obtained by The Washington Post, the IRS will begin electronically administering the coronavirus-induced stimulus checks on Thursday, April 9; however, the agency plans state that paper checks will begin being mailed out to those most in need on April 24. People who did not receive previous tax returns via direct deposit may have to wait until September to get their checks.

What does furlough from a job mean?

According to Business Insider, “An employee furlough is when staff members are required to take an unpaid leave of absence,” though they will return to their rightful work and position when the demand returns. The COVID-19 outbreak and resulting stay-at-home orders are leading to hundreds of thousands of US-based workers to be furloughed from their jobs.

How to make a face mask with fabric

As face masks are becoming more difficult to find as their demand continues to surge amidst the global pandemic, media like The New York Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post are publishing instructions for how to make your own mask out of fabric.

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