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Colorado Public Radio

Hayley Sanchez

24 April 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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An Islamic organization called Downtown Denver’s Islamic Center is helping members of their community adjust to the quarantine and maintain their spiritual practice. All services and counseling has been moved online, ...

The Guardian

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Marina Costa

Nikhita Chulani

23 April 2020

South Korea

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South Korea took early and aggressive measures to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic, and the country has now been able to successfully declare that they've flattened the curve of reported cases. The combined strategy ...

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Noel King

23 April 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In Boston, two anesthesiology residents teamed up with engineers at Google to turn a snorkel into a face mask to be used as a back-up form of personal protection equipment during the coronavirus pandemic. Although the...

WUFT-PBS

Nicole Bowen

20 April 2020

Gainesville, Florida, United States

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Altavian, a Gainesville, Florida based engineering company has figured out how to mass produce reusable N95 masks for healthcare workers using 3D printing technology. The mask – crucial in protecting healthcare worker...

Buzzfeed

Nishita Jha

18 April 2020

New Delhi, India

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An app called Homeis was originally designed to be a social network for immigrant groups in the U.S., but during the coronavirus pandemic it has turned into a lifeline for many undocumented people whose fears of depor...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Frank Fitzpatrick

18 April 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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From 1802 until 1895, Philadelphia ran a quarantine center that required all in-bound ships to stop and all on-board to be quarantined until cleared of any possible infectious diseases. Although the center is no longe...

Los Angeles Times

Doug Smith

18 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In Los Angeles, the city-led effort, Project Roomkey, is working to get 15,000 people experiencing homelessness into hotel rooms in the fight against COVID-19. Working with the LA Homeless Services Authority and state...

The Oregonian

Samantha Swindler

16 April 2020

Portland, Oregon, United States

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A collective of activists and anti-fascists named PopMob has transitioned from protesting right-wingers to producing hand sanitizer. They are working in collaboration with another group called The Rosehip Medic Collec...

Next City

Elizabeth Pandolfi

16 April 2020

Rochester, Minnesota, United States

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Libraries satisfy a wide range of needs for the communities they serve, and the one in Rochester is no different. The Rochester Public Library has established a COVID-19 hotline for residents to ask any question they ...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Mikaela Lefrak

15 April 2020

District of Columbia, United States

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A D.C.-area nonprofit that normally links refugee and immigrant chefs with paid internships at local restaurants has pivoted to directly paying those chefs to produce meals to donate across the DMV area for COVID-19 r...

The Cap Times

Natalie Yahr

15 April 2020

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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Innovation labs, makerspaces, and fabrication laboratories are just a few of the entities that helping to address the shortage of personal protective equipment in hospitals by creating face shields and masks. In Madis...

Positive.News

Gavin Haines

14 April 2020

Manchester, England

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A new initiative called #Task4Help recruits local university students to deliver groceries and other supplies to people who need to be self-isolated during COVID-19. It was originally started by an app called UniTaskr...

Grady Newsource

Ethan Monteagudo

14 April 2020

Athens, Georgia, United States

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In Georgia’s Athens-Clarke County, schools and the community have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by setting up a food delivery and pickup program for students and families that experience food insecurity. Busses h...

KSUT

Sarah Flower

14 April 2020

Durango, Colorado, United States

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Premier Vacation Rentals Group offers free lodging in about 30% of its 350 vacation rentals for frontline workers to avoid exposing their families to Covid-19, which gives them peace of mind that they are protecting t...

USC Annenberg Media

Celine Maia Mendiola

13 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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With restaurants closing and hospital staff working extra hours, Los Angeles communities are finding ways for them to support one another. As a response to COVID-19, people are donating money to local LA businesses li...

NPR

Camila Domonoske

13 April 2020

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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Across the United States, restaurants have been forced to close their dine-in services due to the coronavirus, but many have switched to online order and to-go options in order to stay open. Now, some of these restaur...

Anchorage Daily News

Beth Bragg

12 April 2020

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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The Anchorage fire department is offering drive-by salutes for kids in the city who have birthdays during the social distancing mandate. Seven vehicles are paraded through the neighborhoods with lights and sirens (2 f...

KSUT

Mark Duggan

12 April 2020

Cortez, Colorado, United States

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Businesses in the Four Corners region of the United States have shifted their production from outdoor equipment to medical equipment and have successfully solicited people from the community to help. Although the busi...

WBUR

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Stefano Kotsonis

12 April 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Local, New York City dive bar, Forgtmenot, had to pivot its business in the wake of COVID-19. Once a popular bar, now is a mini-mart, providing access to groceries for the community. With familial ties to a supermarke...

The New York Times

Tiffany Hsu

11 April 2020

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Battelle labs in rural Ohio is decontaminating n95 masks for health care workers as personal protective equipment remains in short supply amidst COVID-19. Granted emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Adminis...

Hamden Hunger Project

Shayla Colon

10 April 2020

Hamden, Connecticut, United States

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In order to support food banks—who have seen a steady rise in demand since COVID-19—a team of local Hamden organizations (including Hamden’s Community Emergency Response Team, the Hamden Public Schools, the Hamden Pol...

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Kristi Eaton

9 April 2020

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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A nonprofit in Tulsa that used to teach immigrant and refugee women sewing skills as a means of income has pivoted to producing masks for the community instead. Even after the quarantine was imposed, the women who had...

Glendale News-Press

Vera Castaneda

9 April 2020

Glendale, California, United States

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California’s Glendale Community College normally operates a food pantry, called Food for Thought Pantry, for its students. Forced to close to slow the spread of COVID-19, it partnered with the Los Angeles Food Bank an...

WCBS-TV

Carolyn Gusoff

8 April 2020

Long Island City, New York, United States

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Skiers and snowboarders are donating their used snow goggles to be repurposed as personal protective equipment during the coronavirus. Helping to address a need nationwide, the snow-sport community is "providing an in...

The New York Times

Tariro Mzezewa

8 April 2020

London, England, United Kingdom

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From London to Toronto and across the United States, hotels are re-opening their doors for health care workers responding to COVID-19. Recognizing the need for isolated places to stay, hotels that had once closed beca...

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