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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...

New Haven Independent

Sam Gurwitt

9 April 2020

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Due to COVID-19, the Connecticut Food Bank has not been able to staff their food pantry distributors and thus drop off food with no distribution help. The town of Hamden whipped up an army of volunteers in response to...

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Jack Binder

7 April 2020

Athens, Georgia, United States

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Citizens across Northeast Georgia are participating in grassroots community efforts to help supply masks for health workers. A Facebook group called, "Mask Making for Athens Area Healthcare Workers," is providing guid...

The Financial Times

Sam Jones

6 April 2020

Switzerland

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The Swiss government's economic stimulus package for small business is being lauded around the world for its speed and efficiency. They have pledged $40 billion in emergency loans to support small businesses during th...

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Inbar Preiss

5 April 2020

Czech Republic

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Using cryptocurrency mining, technological innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking, Parallel Garden, a Czech-based initiative, is tackling unsustainable agricultural practices. The project seeks to increase local foo...

The New York Times

Christina Anderson

Henrik Pryser Libell

5 April 2020

Stockholm, Sweden

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This article compares Finland to the other Nordic countries in terms of their preparedness for the coronavirus pandemic. After the Cold War, FInland started building up an emergency supply of medicine, food, and more....

Los Angeles Times

Anousha Sakoui

4 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The cast and crew members of Hollywood are suffering from the coronavirus social distancing mandates, but the costumers among them are contributing to the shortage of masks during the pandemic. It started when costume...

The Spokesman-Review

Emma Epperly

3 April 2020

Stevens County, Washington, United States

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The Loon Lake Food Bank & Resource Center is a rural food bank that has pivoted its model in response to the novel coronavirus. They are now operating a drive-through system that gives away hundreds of boxes of free f...

The Eagle-Tribune

Eileen O'Grady

3 April 2020

Salem, New Hampshire, United States

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To avoid laying off employees during the coronavirus pandemic, a New Hampshire small business that manufactured hard lemonade and liquors turned their operation into producing hand sanitizer for first responders. Alth...

The Daily Californian

Mela Seyoum

3 April 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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Grad students in the Bay Area concerned about the impacts of the coronavirus created a platform that matches at-risk residents with low-risk residents to deliver necessities like groceries and prescriptions. The group...

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Mona Holmes

2 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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As many restaurants shift to delivery or take-out early due to the coronavirus pandemic, others are finding success in shifting their business models to become markets and bodegas. Although this isn't necessarily sust...

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Dave Eisenstadter

1 April 2020

Exeter, New Hampshire, United States

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A sports safety equipment producer in New Hampshire shifted to producing personal protective equipment when the coronavirus pandemic caused a shortage for medical professionals. After working with a nurse practitioner...

The New York Times

E. Tammy Kim

1 April 2020

South Korea

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To combat a shortage of protective masks caused by the onset of the coronavirus outbreak, the South Korea government implemented "significant market interventions." The government began purchasing masks from manufactu...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Allison Frost

Courtney Sherwood

1 April 2020

Oregon, United States

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Foster families in Oregon are facing unique challenges during the stay at home order of COVID-19, so a new program called My Neighbor aims to alleviate some of their burdens by utilizing their local networks. The Depa...

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Lynne Curry

31 March 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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Small-scale livestock producers and farmers are facing dire economic consequences from the coronavirus pandemic, so many are turning to a collective approach to help one another out. From home-delivery services to piv...

Fort Myers News-Press

Annabelle Tometich

31 March 2020

Fort Myers, Florida, United States

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Farms in Southwest Florida are facing a decline in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic forcing restaurants and farmer's markets to close and social distancing to be mandated. To stay afloat, some farmers are "addin...

WXIA-TV

Jay Plyburn

31 March 2020

Cumming, Georgia, United States

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In Cumming, Georgia, the Christian Brothers Automotive company is letting customers opt for a no-touch service in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Employees at the car shop will pick up, sanitize, and drop off cars, wi...

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Paige Pfleger

30 March 2020

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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As the fight against COVID-19 continues, Ohio-based Battelle labs has created the Critical Care Decontamination System that can clean as many as 80,000 of personal protective equipment at once. The system, which was f...

National Geographic

Elizabeth Royte

30 March 2020

United States

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With restaurants closing and people panic-buying groceries, food waste is inevitably going to rise. There are many initiatives going on throughout the United States to address this very issue. For example, nonprofit R...

KCRW

Steve Chiotakis

30 March 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Two LA companies, Blinking Owl Distillery and La La Production and Design, have repurposed their production facilities to produce personal protective equipment for medical workers. La La Production used to produce lux...

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Shelby Miller

30 March 2020

Olympia, Washington, United States

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In Olympia, Washington, the local Washington Stars Quilt Guild is hard at work sewing protective face coverings and masks for first responders and frontline health workers in need. The face masks are intended to prote...

WLS-TV

Zach Ben-Amots

30 March 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago-based Closed Loop Farms, dependent on farmers markets, had to pivot to online sales with the closure of many public spaces as a response to COVID-19. Running a virtual farmers market, the local grower also sel...

Concord Monitor

Michael Kitch

29 March 2020

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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Businesses in New Hampshire are rapidly implementing virtual and no-contact services in order to stay open and retain employees during the coronavirus pandemic. Although there are limitations to the approaches, some a...

Christian Science Monitor

Harry Bruinius

27 March 2020

Chelmsford, Massachusetts, United States

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Many religious institutions have to come up with creative ways to "congregate" amidst the coronavirus breakout and strict quarantine restrictions around the country. From drive-through confession to virtual Shabbat, c...

Daily Herald

Ashley Duarte

27 March 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Personal protective gear is in short supply across the U.S., so many prototypes have been crafted to fill the gap. A design studio in Chicago has begun production on emergency face shields to help the city's first res...

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