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The Current

Christiaan Mader

25 March 2020

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused many in the healthcare industry to rethink how they conduct business, which in some instances has opened the door to telehealth practices. In Louisiana, "emergency public policy cha...

Mongabay

Sahana Ghosh

25 March 2020

Bali, West Bengal, India

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In the Indian Sundarbans, home to a huge mangrove ecosystem as well as native tigers, ecotourism has come to a halt due to restrictions imposed to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus disease. In response, locals...

WBUR

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Andrea Asuaje

25 March 2020

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States

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Mutual aid efforts are emerging in Massachusetts as individuals, businesses, and organizations look for ways to help their fellow neighbors get through the coronavirus pandemic. From restaurants who are delivering foo...

High Country News

Carl Segerstrom

25 March 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Social connection is crucial to recovery for people participating in Alcoholics Anonymous, but the quarantine mandated by the coronavirus has made that impossible. Support groups across the state of Washington are gra...

Bitterroot

Jake Bullinger

24 March 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Street medicine is used across the United States to bring health care access to those experiencing homelessness, but this model of care has had to adapt to better address living in times of coronavirus. For the Street...

NBC News

Grace Moon

24 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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Although the future is unknown, for the time being, South Korea has largely contained the coronavirus pandemic by enacting a comprehensive response. Acting swiftly and aggressively, the country moved to initiate wides...

News Day

Zachary R. Dowdy

24 March 2020

Westbury, New York, United States

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At nursing homes in the Long Island area, facilities and their staff have stepped up to ensure residents can use technology to stay connected. They have facilitated performances over Zoom, local school-children send v...

Alaska Public Media

Tegan Hanlon

24 March 2020

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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In Alaska, the Anchorage School District’s mobile food delivery service is delivering thousands of meals every day to Anchorage students. By repurposing school buses, school district leaders are packing sack lunches, ...

KCRW

Madeleine Brand

24 March 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In Los Angeles, city officials are working to repurpose recreational buildings to house those experiencing homelessness, in the hopes of containing the spread of coronavirus. The city and shelters are also partnering ...

FastCompany

Jacqueline M. Kory-Westlund

24 March 2020

California, United States

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With school shut down due to the spread of coronavirus, distance learning has become the norm in many cities and parents have largely had to adjust their roles to include teaching and supervision. To help with this ad...

Next City

Elizabeth Pandolfi

24 March 2020

United States

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As public libraries in the United States are forced to close their doors in response to the coronavirus outbreak, librarians are trying new methods of (safely) getting books in the hands of community members. From org...

The Eagle-Tribune

Pat Grossmith

23 March 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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Many counties in New Hampshire are addressing the digital divide by loaning laptops to students without access to a computer at home and providing paper assignments to students who don’t have access to the internet. T...

Government Technology (GovTech)

Zach Quaintance

23 March 2020

Georgetown, District of Columbia, United States

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A new platform, nicknamed the U.S. Digital Response for COVID-19, is connecting volunteer technologists, engineers, and other tech-leaning experts with state, county, and local governments in desperate need of help du...

Yes! Magazine

Ivy Brashear

23 March 2020

Berea, Kentucky, United States

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As colleges and universities across the United States have shifted to online classes and shut down their campuses, not every student simply has the ability to move home. To help support these students, many of whom ar...

NPR

Tom Gjelten

23 March 2020

Shady Side, Maryland, United States

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Many churches throughout the U.S. have moved their weekly services online during the coronavirus pandemic, but not all needs can be addressed this way. To help offer services like counseling and individual prayer, som...

WLUK-TV

Eric Peterson

23 March 2020

Door County, Wisconsin, United States

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The Door County Emergency Support Coalition has emerged from the joining of multiple local entities to provide one source of COVID-19 support for residents. Services include shopping and delivering groceries, securing...

FastCompany

Steven Melendez

23 March 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Hosting business meetings over Zoom is nothing new during the coronavirus pandemic, but performing artists are also using the platform and adapting their work to the videoconferencing software. After initial performan...

WFAA-TV

Alex Rozie

22 March 2020

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Churches across the nation have had to shut their doors as the country tries to contain the coronavirus outbreak, but some religious institutions have turned to creative ways to keep their practice alive. In Texas, on...

Fox News

Julia Musto

21 March 2020

New York, New York, United States

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To help at-risk neighbors access necessities during the Covid-19 pandemic, volunteers in New York City have formed a delivery service called Invisible Hands. While the main goal is to help neighbors get the food and m...

Valley News

Liz Sauchelli

21 March 2020

Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States

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The Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community near Lebanon, New Hampshire, is one of many senior-assisted living facilities that has rapidly responded to the spread of coronavirus. The staff has set up personal bingo table...

KXAS-TV

Wayne Carter

20 March 2020

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

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As school districts around the country move all classes online, students face challenges with accessibility because of weak or no internet connections. But in a Texas school district called Castleberry, that problem h...

Berkeleyside

Alix Wall

20 March 2020

Berkeley, California, United States

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When the Bay Area issued a shelter-in-place order as a response to containing the spread of COVID-19, businesses had to adapt. From a local distillery creating hand sanitizer at cost, to a restaurant offering grocerie...

Wall Street Journal

Ruth Bender

20 March 2020

Belgium

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Across the world, many senior citizens have been cut off from access to normal routines and ways of community due to the coronavirus pandemic, but communities and organizations are working to fill the void. In Belgium...

NPR

Cory Turner

Anya Kamenetz

20 March 2020

United States

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In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, school districts are trying a number of approaches to ensure students still have access to free breakfasts and lunches even though they are not coming to school. In some cities...

Spectrum News 1 Ohio

Katie Kapusta

19 March 2020

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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The Cincinnati Zoo has found a way to connect to their community even after temporarily shutting its doors because of COVID19. Using Facebook Live, the zoo hosts daily videos showcasing different animals and education...

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