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Richland Source

Katie Ellington

21 April 2020

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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To better address the increased likelihood of people experiencing stress and anxiety due to the coronavirus pandemic, Richland County mental health providers have launched a hotline for children and families to call f...

WBFO

Marian Hetherly

20 April 2020

New York, United States

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The Special Olympics turned 50 in 2020, but the pandemic has put a damper on their original birthday plans. People with intellectual and physical differences who participate rely on the games for social connection, so...

Positive.News

Abby Young-Powell

17 April 2020

Berlin, Germany

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United We Stream (UWS) is a Berlin-based collaboration of nightlife businesses aiming to keep their businesses and club culture alive – and keep people entertained – during mandated closures because of COVID-19. With ...

The GroundTruth Project

Megan Botel

Isaiah Murtaugh

15 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The quarantines and shelter-in-place orders that many cities in the United States are enacting today to combat the coronavirus pandemic can be compared to similar tactics taken in 1918 to stop the spread of influenza ...

Religion News Service

Simrin Singh

13 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Because of Covid-19, Sikh leaders in Southern California organized online celebrations of Vaisakhi, one of the most important days of the year for Sikhs. Raagis, people performing hymns, will be broadcast using a vari...

The Sierra Nevada Ally

Jessica Santina

12 April 2020

Reno, Nevada, United States

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When the size of group gatherings began to be limited to prevent the spread of COVID-19, recovery programs had to rethink how to hold meetings – such as moving groups to online formats. Although there are limitations ...

WUFT-PBS

Christine Guerrero

Kayla Price

Hannah Rarick

11 April 2020

Gainesville, Florida, United States

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As a response to COVID-19, Florida closed its state parks, but in Gainesville, they’ve kept a number of city-owned ones open. Among those open is Sweetwater’s Nature Center, which cites the natural spaces as crucial f...

Los Angeles Times

Alejandra Reyes-Velarde

10 April 2020

California, United States

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, people are turning to social media to share their stories and find communities. With a flood of misinformation online and mixed messaging from government leaders, many are docume...

Solitary Watch

Jean Casella

Katie Rose Quandt

10 April 2020

Louisiana, United States

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, prisons are having to figure out ways to keep it from spreading across inmate populations. A popular response has been cell lockdowns, drawing criticism from advocacy organizatio...

The Bulletin

Makenzie Whittle

9 April 2020

Bend, Oregon, United States

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To address the boredom and isolation that many artists are feeling during the coronavirus pandemic, a local independent filmmaker in Oregon created a film project to act as a creative outlet that attracted contributio...

Next City

Julia Hotz

9 April 2020

New York, New York, United States

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As cities in the U.S. are placed under various degrees of lockdown, organizations are working to virtually bring "environmental education and recreation to viewers, from the comfort of their homes." Although virtual w...

Teen Vogue

Joseph Darius Jaafari

8 April 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Cell phones are being used as a new tool during the coronavirus pandemic to help people who have lost loved ones to process and cope with their grief. Although mobile therapy platforms and online counseling options ha...

Temple Update

Matthew Silverman

8 April 2020

Texas, United States

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ER doctors and other hospital staff who need to isolate themselves from their families can use a camper or mobile home to create a safe distance. The Facebook match-making group, RVs for MDs To Fight the Coronavirus, ...

WRC-TV

Jackie Bensen

7 April 2020

Alexandria, Virginia, United States

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Connecting to a priest—by video or telephone—can offer relief to those dying alone. The Virginia Theological Seminary and General Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia, recently launched Dial-A-Priest, a servic...

Texas Monthly

Lyndsay Knecht

7 April 2020

Dallas, Texas, United States

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When the coronavirus pandemic forced a local bookstore in Texas to shut its doors for safety concerns, the owner launched a hotline for readers to call into for book recommendations. Although the instant success has s...

Spectrum News 1 SoCal

Parker Collins

6 April 2020

Redondo Beach, California, United States

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Immunocompromized individuals are under stricter guidelines to not leave their homes during the coronavirus because they are more susceptible to contracting the virus, but that can leave many feeling isolated. To mana...

Forbes

Christine Ro

4 April 2020

Utrecht, Netherlands

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Many people are motivated to help out during the pandemic, but without proper hygiene tactics, helping could just be harmful. A group started by medical students in the Netherlands called StudentsAgainstCorona rallies...

Los Angeles Times

Chris Erskine

2 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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To manage isolation and the lockdown provisions during the coronavirus, many people are turning to fostering or adopting a new pet. Rescue organizations are implementing social distancing protocols for these adoptions...

KJZZ

Katherine Davis-Young

2 April 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused theaters and other art venues to close, but some performing artists in Arizona are taking their work online to connect with the community. Although this hasn't yet created a stream ...

Teen Vogue

Bridget Shirvell

1 April 2020

New York, New York, United States

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To help senior citizens through the coronavirus pandemic, teens and young adults are teaching the older people in their communities how to utilize technology. From "using FaceTime, finding reputable news on Facebook, ...

Los Angeles Times

Cindy Chang

1 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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To better manage the isolation of being quarantined during the coronavirus, people living in the same communities in neighborhoods of Los Angeles are making "quarantine buddies." Although this method of forming small ...

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...

The Star Malaysia

Sophie Davies

Beh Lih Yi

Umberto Bacchi

31 March 2020

Spain

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Within weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak in cities around the world, online communities flourished as places people used to combat feelings of isolation and to promote community spirits. Virtual parties, educational semi...

Mongabay

Kartik Chandramouli

31 March 2020

New Delhi, India

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Across India, as people are spending more time at home because of restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals in increasing numbers are turning to new ways to connect to nature and each other. They are usin...

The Guardian

Jon Henley

28 March 2020

Italy

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As governments order lockdowns of cities and countries due to coronavirus concerns, many people are at risk for experiencing mental health issues such as loneliness and anxiety. To combat this, people are turning to t...

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