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The New York Times

Michaela Haas

7 July 2020

New York, New York, United States

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A new model for cooperatives guarantees a living wage for house cleaners, removing the uncertainty and exploitation typically associated with the gig economy. Up & Go is an app that brings entrepreneurs together as ow...

Kensington Voice

Solmaira Valerio

7 July 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Step Up to the Plate is a collaborative effort of local organizations that began as a way to help those experiencing food insecurity due to Covid-19. Three outdoor sites have expanded to provide free meals, mental hea...

Los Angeles Times

Thomas Curwen

7 July 2020

Los Angeles County, California, United States

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A formerly closed hospital reopened as a pop-up health care facility in Los Angeles County to help provide health services for a predominantly Latino community during the coronavirus pandemic. Although it was only ope...

CNBC

Timothyna Duncan

6 July 2020

Vietnam

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5-15 Minutes

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Vietnam reacted swiftly to the approaching pandemic, screening travelers from Wuhan, then banning all visitors from China, mandating masks, producing a catchy hand-washing video, and conducting extensive testing, with...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Jean Hopfensperger

6 July 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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In Minnesota, volunteer chaplains are attending community events at the request of the participants to provide counsel and support to anyone who may be experiencing symptoms of trauma. Before attending any event to le...

Science Africa

Henry Owino

3 July 2020

Kibera, Kenya

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Residents in Kibera, the largest slum in Kenya, have adopted early preventative practices to help slow the spread of coronavirus in the community. Much of this work has been led by community leaders who are working wi...

Nigeria Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

30 June 2020

Nigeria

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Communities in Nigeria have been using WhatsApp to manage isolation and help provide support to their fellow residents during the coronavirus pandemic. In many instances organizations and individuals are helping to ra...

The Local

Anne Grietje Franssen

Petronella Uebel

30 June 2020

Sweden

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The handful of Swedish elderly care homes that protected residents from COVID-19 infection shared some common traits: they improved hygiene practices, isolated possibly infectious staff, stocked up on protective equip...

Religion News Service

Joshua Eaton

30 June 2020

Florissant, Missouri, United States

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After receiving a call from the local hospital saying they needed help in containing the spread of coronavirus, members of Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Missouri began sewing masks for those i...

The 74

Bekah McNeel

30 June 2020

Texas, United States

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As thousands of students across the country stopped showing up to remote classes, schools scrambled to make contact. One Texas Band Director built on his relationships to localize his students. “He had relationships ...

CNBC

Uptin Saiidi

29 June 2020

Hong Kong, China

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Hong Kong's aggressive, early response to COVID-19, informed by the SARS scare of 2013, helped the densely populated city limit infections to about 1,200 as of late June without a comprehensive lockdown. A number of m...

The Victoria Advocate

Ciara McCarthy

27 June 2020

Waco, Texas, United States

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Jubilee provides an oasis in a desert - a food desert that is. The community grocery store provides the only fresh food for miles around at competitive prices and makes an effort to cater to the local clientele, stock...

InfoNILE

Henry Owino

26 June 2020

Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya

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The densely populated region of Kibera in Kenya has managed to slow the spread of Covid-19 and protect vulnerable residents despite facing "overcrowding and unhygienic conditions" due to communal and collaborative eff...

Yellowstone Public Radio

Charles Bolte

24 June 2020

Missoula, Montana, United States

Radio

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In response to COVID-19 infection fears, Montana jails rapidly shrank the numbers of pretrial detainees held on nonviolent charges in a demonstration of how quickly a change in policy – without even changing state law...

NHPR

Daniela Allee

24 June 2020

Nashua, New Hampshire, United States

Radio

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In Nashua, New Hampshire, public health officials have set up a Covid-19 testing site in the parking lot of a church to better serve minority communities. The testing site caters to both drive-up and walk-up appointme...

The Discourse

David Minkow

24 June 2020

Duncan, British Columbia, Canada

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A coalition of local groups in the Cowichan region focused on the welfare of vulnerable populations during COVID-19 opened five tenting sites that have provided people experiencing homelessness with safety, meals, and...

The Local

Jessica Phelan

23 June 2020

Italy

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Some schools in Italy held trial reopenings after having to close due to the pandemic, and are modeling their new classroom environment after Denmark's "forest schools," where classes are held outside. In order to mai...

BBC

Soutik Biswas

23 June 2020

Mumbai, India

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In Mumbai’s famous Dharavi slum, the impracticality of social distancing has been overcome with an intensive community response to bring an earlier COVID-19 outbreak under control through the use of “fever camps” and ...

Honolulu Civil Beat

Suevon Lee

22 June 2020

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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Twelve Honolulu high school students, who had only ever met online, used social media to organize a Black Lives Matter protest that drew over 10,000 people. The teens used online forums to communicate about their goal...

Gotham Gazette

Victoria Merlino

20 June 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Record high voter turnout in New York's 2018 primaries was due in part to grassroots groups effectively harnessing voters’ anger towards the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), a group of State Senate Democrats w...

High Country News

Carl Segerstrom

18 June 2020

Washington, United States

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Employees at 7 Yakima Valley fruit packing plants, who are predominately Latinx, went on strike to protest inadequate protection and pay during the Covid-19 pandemic. Agricultural workers accounted for nearly one-fift...

The Conversation

Mary Battenfeld

16 June 2020

United States

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The pandemic of 2020 bears a heavy resemblance to the pandemic of 1918, and the U.S. can learn from the successes of the past. Investing heavily in school nurses, fostering cross-sector and public/private partnerships...

NHPR

Sam Evans-Brown

13 June 2020

Massachusetts, United States

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In order to get the U.S. government to take action on climate change, 30 environmental groups and 12 state governments joined forces to sue the Environmental Protection Agency arguing that it was required to regulate ...

The Local

Daniel Wighton

12 June 2020

Switzerland

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Switzerland avoids a total shutdown of borders in order to keep its healthcare system functioning during the covid-19 health crisis. Healthcare workers are vital to border cities such as Geneva, which relies on cross-...

Are We Europe

Kit Holden

9 June 2020

Milan, Lombardy, Italy

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Europe’s hardcore football fans, deprived of the communal experience of watching their sport in raucous stadium crowds during the pandemic, redirected their energies toward public service projects to help communities ...

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