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Christine Vestal

Michael Ollove

8 April 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Across the U.S. many state hospitals and forming partnerships with each other and hospitals in other states to better address the coronavirus pandemic. Washington's hospital system is emerging as a model for collectiv...

Ashland Source

Tracy Leturgey

7 April 2020

Ohio, United States

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In Ashland County, Ohio, approximately 20 owners of 3-D printers are manufacturing face shields for employees at area nursing homes and hospitals, and plan to shift production for retail and restaurant workers too. Th...

Los Angeles Times

Deborah Vankin

7 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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By running a network of 3-D printers, universities like USC and UCLA Extension, as well as volunteer firms and nonprofits mobilize their resources to create backup masks. The masks are more effective than basic dispos...

KCNC-TV

Jeff Todd

6 April 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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As the coronavirus pandemic forces healthcare workers to perform potentially critical duties that they are not used to, a company named Health Scholars is adapting its training software from virtual reality to interne...

Spectrum News 1 SoCal

Sarah Pilla

6 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In Los Angeles, fashion industry professionals are working together to create hospital gowns from donated materials for use in hospitals. The project is also helping to employ those who have been laid off from their r...

The Marshall Project

Abbie Vansickle

6 April 2020

Oakland, California, United States

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California’s governor signed an executive order allocating $50 million to lease hotel rooms for those experiencing homelessness after being released from prison as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. While the hotel busi...

Los Angeles Times

Janna Brancolini

5 April 2020

Bergamo, Italy

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Collective efforts between Italy's mountain infantry, the local community, and contractors, electricians, and other specialists helped the town of Bergamo convert part of a convention center into a field hospital for ...

New York Daily News

Brian Niemietz

4 April 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Runners in New York City are no longer able to freely exercise in public parks due to the number of other people now seeking escape in the parks during the quarantine. To compensate—and to lend a hand—a group of runne...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steve Twedt

3 April 2020

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Day Owl is a Pittsburgh company known for producing sustainably-sourced backpacks, but in response to the pandemic they have shifted gears to producing medical-grade masks for health care workers. They began shipping ...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

3 April 2020

United States

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Some of the strategies urban sustainability proponents have promoted for years are now being used to manage traffic patterns during the coronavirus outbreak and ensure that essential workers can safely get to work. Co...

The Current

Leslie Turk

3 April 2020

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

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Personal protective equipment has been in short supply as the pandemic caught the United States off guard. In an effort to fill the gap, a company in Louisiana called Action Specialties has been manufacturing disposab...

KCRW

Steve Chiotakis

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...

NPR

Willis Arnold

2 April 2020

Caribou, Maine, United States

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Aging seniors in rural Maine are high risk for COVID-19, so a musher and her team of dogs are set on delivering groceries to those who need it—by sled. Hannah Lucas, a resident of Caribou and an employee of the local ...

LAist

Mike Roe

2 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

Photojournalism

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With COVID19 putting the majority of us in self-isolation or quarantine, LA-based photographers have found unique ways to capture this moment. Without coming into contact with individuals – which is often a fundamenta...

Next City

Cheryl Rodewig

2 April 2020

Athens, Georgia, United States

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In Athens, Georgia, 70 miles east of the capital Atlanta, one empty convention center put its space to good use by producing sanitation stations to combat COVID-19. After losing $1.2 million dollars of business in a s...

Manchester Ink Link

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...

CNN

Alicia Lee

1 April 2020

Texas, United States

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Doctors on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic are able to isolate themselves from their families to avoid possible transmission of the virus thanks to a Facebook group that helps match medical professionals wi...

Respekt

Tomáš Brolík

Petr Horký

Jiří Nádoba

1 April 2020

Czech Republic

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In the Czech Republic, a seamstress named Michaela Moudra encouraged people across the country to meet their nation's acute need for face masks to reduce COVID-19 transmission. From her Facebook group Czechia Sews Fac...

WCCO-TV

John Lauritsen

31 March 2020

Minnesota, United States

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In Minnesota, hospitals in the Allina Health system are using tablets and stands for doctors to speak with their patients in an effort to cut down on the need to use various kinds of personal protective equipment like...

WUSA-TV

Delia Goncalves

31 March 2020

College Park, Maryland, United States

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WIth supplies of masks for health workers running dangerously low around the United States, researchers at the University of Maryland have devised a way to sterilize disposable masks, as well as tocreate custom, reusa...

Los Angeles Times

August Brown

30 March 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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When coronavirus began spreading throughout the United States, one of the earliest actions taken was to cancel large events, which meant that production firms also lost work. In Los Angeles, the firm that is typically...

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

Radio

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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...

KIRO-TV

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...

Temple Update

Matthew Silverman

29 March 2020

Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Norristown, Pennsylvania, two local businesses--a distillery and a silly putty factory--have teams up to produce hundreds of gallons of hand sanitizer for nearby hospitals and residents. The two companies each put...

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