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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...

Palm Beach Post

Joe Capozzi

4 April 2020

West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

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For the homeless, practicing proper social distancing and good hygiene can be nearly impossible, so an organization called Shower the People is bringing mobile showers to one tent encampment in Florida. Hot showers al...

USC Annenberg Media

Jillian Russell

3 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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As the COVID-19 pandemics threatens the livelihoods of people around the country, food banks are finding creative ways to stay open while staying safe to serve people who might find it difficult to continue to buy gro...

The News Journal (Delaware Online)

Brittany Horn

3 April 2020

Delaware, United States

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In Delaware, doctors have turned to telehealth amidst the COVID19 pandemic to treat patients safely and remotely. Using systems called ChristianaCare and CarVio, doctors are monitoring more than 350 coronavirus-positi...

Restaurant Hospitality

Joanna Fantozzi

3 April 2020

United States

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Food trucks and other street food businesses are shifting their approach to meet the new demands of a largely stay-at-home workforce. Some are parking on residential streets at night instead of office parking lots dur...

Slate

Isabela Dias

2 April 2020

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Community organizers are stepping in to help disseminate vital public health information to underserved communities. In Brazil, social organizers like the those behind Our Mothers’ Lives, an organization advocating fo...

KJZZ

Katherine Davis-Young

2 April 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Radio

3-5 Minutes

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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 ...

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 ...

The Washington Post

Julie Zauzmer

2 April 2020

United States

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As more individuals are hospitalized and in critical condition from COVID19, religious leaders are finding unique ways to connect. While the norm may be to be at bedsides, in this unprecedented time where that isn’t p...

LAist

Mike Roe

2 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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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...

Los Angeles Times

Cindy Carcamo

2 April 2020

Mar Vista, California, United States

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Anticipating an overwhelmed government, community members throughout southern California took the initiative to fill the gap and help their neighbors during the coronavirus outbreak. Mobilizing via websites, social me...

Chicago Tribune

Kate Thayer

1 April 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Social distancing rules are proving to be especially difficult to maintain for people whose family member is dying of the virus. Chaplains in Chicago are finding ways to help families to be with their loved ones in ti...

KCRW

Steve Chiotakis

1 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

Radio

5-15 Minutes

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As social distancing is preventing community members to pay proper respects to those who passed, people are inventing new ways to connect with one another and celebrate both life and death. This piece features example...

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...

Grist

Scott Shigeoka

1 April 2020

Iowa, United States

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As the youngest state legislators in Iowa, Zach Wahls, a Democrat, and Joe Mitchell, a Republican, are working across party lines to find solutions to climate change. While there has been pushback about their bipartis...

Richland Source

Noah Jones

31 March 2020

Eschwege, Germany

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A village in Germany has implemented a local hotline for at-risk community members to use if they need help obtaining essentials during the coronavirus pandemic. The group of volunteers managing the hotline work under...

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...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Lisa Gartner

30 March 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia medical centers had to pivot their services in response to COVID-19, turning to telehealth to screen patients who think they’re experiencing symptoms. That pivot took some adjusting – having to hire and t...

The Colorado Sun

Jennifer Brown

30 March 2020

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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In Colorado, most mental health services have been moved online as a response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Called telemental health, the virtual sessions give those that regularly see a therapist, or need to bec...

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...

Wall Street Journal

Vibhuti Agarwal

29 March 2020

India

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India is using low-tech solutions to combat the spread of the coronavirus. In lieu of apps and online delivery services, cities are using phone health advisories, TV ads, sidewalk chalk, and indelible ink. “We need in...

MLive.com

Caitlyn French

29 March 2020

Bay City, Michigan, United States

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With schools and libraries closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, a librarian in Bay County, Michigan is turning to hosting a virtual storytime. Although this approach lacks some elements of the in-person storytime, ...

KCRW

Steve Chiotakis

26 March 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

Radio

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In the age of social distancing due to COVID-19, Los Angeles galleries and museums are creating virtual experiences, adapting their exhibitions for people to enjoy via the internet. In one example, the Museum of Conte...

ABC News (American Broadcasting Company)

Anabel Munoz

26 March 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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To prevent people from losing their homes due to lack of paying rent or during the coronavirus pandemic, the L.A. County Supervisor issued an executive order that prevents landlords from evicting their tenants. To app...

Next City

Jill Kestler-D'Amours

25 March 2020

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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Studies show that between 5-10 percent of people living in homelessness are believed to have a pet, which could be a barrier to folks looking to spend the night in shelters that do not allow animals. Springs Rescue Mi...

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