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Teen Vogue

Vikki Law

13 May 2020

New York, United States

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The Photo Patch Foundation helps connect children with parents who are experiencing incarceration. Using its website or mobile app, children can write letters and upload photos, which will then be printed and mailed b...

Southerly

Barry Yeoman

12 May 2020

Houma, Louisiana, United States

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The Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw has long had a culture of cyclicality which is now coming in handy during the Coronavirus pandemic. Because they assume that hardship will come after periods o...

LAist

Matt Tinoco

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7 May 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In Los Angeles, a government-sanctioned camp has been developed for individuals experiencing housing insecurity. The camp, with around-the-clock security, offers residents water, meals, health care, and electrical out...

The Guardian

Amelia Gentleman

7 May 2020

London, England, United Kingdom

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Across England and Wales, over 5,000 individuals experiencing homelessness have found temporary accommodations in hotels. Paid for by the government as part of it’s COVID-19 relief efforts, hotels are working with soc...

Invisible People

Ari Honarvar

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5 May 2020

San Diego, California, United States

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When COVID-19 hit the U.S., Hotel Vouchers 4 All was created as an emergency response to finding housing for San Diego residents experiencing homelessness. Funded by donations, the initiative has partnered with a loca...

The Hechinger Report

Jo Napolitano

28 April 2020

United States

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To reach English Language Learners, who are particularly hard to contact during the coronavirus pandemic as a result of language barriers and other factors, teachers are trying low-tech approaches. From letters to pho...

Al Jazeera

Malika Bilal

27 April 2020

Dakar, Senegal

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As the COVID-19 pandemic picked up across the world, Senegal, taking lessons from its experiences with Ebola, acted quickly. Measures like hard travel restrictions and lockdowns, daily information briefings and broadc...

Colorado Public Radio

Hayley Sanchez

24 April 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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An Islamic organization called Downtown Denver’s Islamic Center is helping members of their community adjust to the quarantine and maintain their spiritual practice. All services and counseling has been moved online, ...

Los Angeles Times

Doug Smith

18 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In Los Angeles, the city-led effort, Project Roomkey, is working to get 15,000 people experiencing homelessness into hotel rooms in the fight against COVID-19. Working with the LA Homeless Services Authority and state...

Grady Newsource

Ethan Monteagudo

14 April 2020

Athens, Georgia, United States

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In Georgia’s Athens-Clarke County, schools and the community have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by setting up a food delivery and pickup program for students and families that experience food insecurity. Busses h...

The Guardian

Anna Tims

13 April 2020

England

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Across England, businesses are stepping up to help their neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s Glasses Direct, which is gifting 4,000 pairs of glasses to National Health Service workers, and Fully Charged, o...

Southern California Public Radio

Jeff Lunden

11 April 2020

United States

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Theaters across the country have been forced to find virtual alternatives to reach their audience. For the price of a ticket, theater companies are offering access to videos of recorded shows with links that expire af...

Glendale News-Press

Vera Castaneda

9 April 2020

Glendale, California, United States

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California’s Glendale Community College normally operates a food pantry, called Food for Thought Pantry, for its students. Forced to close to slow the spread of COVID-19, it partnered with the Los Angeles Food Bank an...

Forbes

Tamara Thiessen

6 April 2020

United States

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After an initial shock to business-as-usual, some independent booksellers are trying new methods to get their products in the hands of readers. Home deliveries, online sales, and fundraising efforts are keeping some l...

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...

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...

LAist

Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

3 April 2020

Santa Monica, California, United States

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In the midst of the COVID19 pandemic, California community college, Santa Monica College, organized a pop-up, drive-thru food giveaway for its students. The resources were funded with help from the Santa Monica Colleg...

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...

TechCrunch

Darrell Etherington

30 March 2020

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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In an effort to fill the deficit of face masks for healthcare workers, the Food and Drug Administration gave emergency authorization to development and lab management company Battelle to sanitize used masks for reuse....

KCRW

Steve Chiotakis

30 March 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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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...

Next City

Gregory Scruggs

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30 March 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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When Seattle passed its tax on sugar-sweetened beverages like soda in 2018, the program met a lot of resistance. But now, amid the coronavirus pandemic, the city is drawing on this tax revenue to provide $800 emergenc...

ProPublica

Jodi S. Cohen

27 March 2020

Campbell Hill, Illinois, United States

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Illinois’ rural Trico school district didn’t have access to remote learning technology, so they turned to paper. With closure as the response to COVID-19, teachers and administrators had to find ways to cope in a regi...

Wired

Tom Simonite

26 March 2020

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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A group of engineers in Madison, Wisconsin designed a face shield using materials and machines that were capable of producing mass quantities of the shields for hospitals. The design is now open-source and accessible ...

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Rodion Ebbighausen

26 March 2020

Vietnam

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South Korea's response to the coronavirus has been held up as exemplary. How is Vietnam achieving similar results with fewer resources and a smaller budget?

WyoFile

Angus Thuermer

26 March 2020

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States

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Wyoming has figured out how to solve one problem slowing down COVID-19 testing; doctors are using medical saline solution as a substitute for more common viral transport mediums, which are now in short supply. The Wor...

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