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Christopher Weber

8 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In response to the social distancing required to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Los Angeles is offering hotel rooms to 15,000 people facing homelessness.

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Robert Samuels

6 April 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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In Wisconsin, the coronavirus pandemic is disproportionately impacting black communities, but local residents are finding ways to help their fellow neighbors in times of crisis. From reframing the pandemic to being li...

Foreign Affairs Magazine

Jaron Lanier

E. Glen Weyl

6 April 2020

Taiwan

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Taiwan has gone largely unscathed thus far by the coronavirus, showing that their methodology of relying on civic technology has merit to be a model for other countries. Through a combination of "community initiatives...

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Denise Royal

5 April 2020

California, United States

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Social connection and support are crucial for people in the Alcoholics Anonymous program, so the social distancing mandated by COVID-19 has been particularly stressful. To try to recreate the same atmosphere and safe ...

Los Angeles Times

Rachel Scheier

3 April 2020

Berkeley, California, United States

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Activists in Berkeley, California, are filling in what they say is a gap in homeless services during the coronavirus outbreak. Volunteers are safely delivering food and other supplies to those without shelter.

The Believer

Lorraine Boissoneault

1 April 2020

Menominee, Wisconsin, United States

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Efforts are underway on the Menominee Reservation in northeastern Wisconsin to preserve the at-risk language of Menominee. That looks like conducting school entirely in Menominee, printing Menominee-language books, up...

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Alicia Lee

1 April 2020

Texas, United States

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Doctors on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic are able to isolate themselves from their families to avoid possible transmission of the virus thanks to a Facebook group that helps match medical professionals wi...

Teen Vogue

Bridget Shirvell

1 April 2020

Manhattan, 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, ...

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Lynne Curry

31 March 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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Small-scale livestock producers and farmers are facing dire economic consequences from the coronavirus pandemic, so many are turning to a collective approach to help one another out. From home-delivery services to piv...

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Noah Jones

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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...

Fort Myers News-Press

Annabelle Tometich

31 March 2020

Fort Myers, Florida, United States

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Farms in Southwest Florida are facing a decline in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic forcing restaurants and farmer's markets to close and social distancing to be mandated. To stay afloat, some farmers are "addin...

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Jeremy Fugleberg

30 March 2020

North Dakota, United States

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Facing a supply shortage, North Dakota and South Dakota arranged a no-cost swap of needed COVID19 testing supplies. Both states are part of the Northern Plains Consortium, made up of five states’ public health lab wor...

Crain's Detroit Business

Sherri Welch

28 March 2020

Michigan, United States

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Following other models across the U.S., in Michigan's Oakland County, homeless shelters and local restaurants are partnering to weather the coronavirus pandemic. The county is paying restaurants to cook meals for food...

Metromode

Kate Roff

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26 March 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Mutual aid at the grassroots level is about helping a neighbor in need, and this strategy has been spurred into action across the country in response to COVID-19. In Detroit, people rally across social media and techn...

Columbia Journalism Review

Emily Sohn

24 March 2020

Oakland, California, United States

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The COVID Tracking Project is a grassroots, crowdsourced, publicly-accessible tool that provides more detailed and updated information about the state of the Coronavirus than the CDC does. It is the only source on COV...

The New York Times

Annie Correal

24 March 2020

New York City, New York, United States

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As social distancing and isolation become increasingly important in stopping the spread of the coronavirus, volunteers and neighborhood groups are helping seniors and Immunocompromised people access necessessities. In...

The New York Times

Max Fisher

Choe Sang-Hun

23 March 2020

South Korea

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China and South Korea were the first two countries to emerge as possible models for how to contain coronavirus. While critics have called China's tactics Draconian, they are praising South Korea for implementing "swif...

The New York Times

Abby Goodnough

Penina Krieger

23 March 2020

United States

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Medical students have found creative ways to pitch in during the Coronavirus pandemic when they are not yet certified to work with patients. Students across the country are organizing to help out by doing things like ...

Bloomberg

David Baker

Nic Querolo

23 March 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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Recognizing the unique vulnerability of its homeless population to the coronavirus outbreak, San Francisco is transforming motels and hotels into makeshift and spacious shelters.

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Helier Cheung

21 March 2020

Singapore

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As the West continues to battle the spread of coronavirus, countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan offer lessons in what's working to flatten the curve. Although some measures such as early intervention and so...

Business Insider

Holly Secon

19 March 2020

Veneto, Italy

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As the coronavirus outbreak swept Italy, two regions took two different approaches that now offer for a case study for social distancing and widespread testing. The region of Veneto, which implemented widespread testi...

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Julia Hotz

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19 March 2020

New York City, New York, United States

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As social distancing becomes increasingly important as cities and states work to control the coronavirus outbreak, people in New York are finding creative ways to communicate in order to help one another. In New York ...

Wall Street Journal

Dasl Yoon

Timothy W. Martin

19 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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After witnessing chaos during the MERS outbreak, South Korea immediately began implementing measures to avoid disaster should another public health crisis occur. Now, as the COVID-19 pandemic impacts much of the world...

Are We Europe

Isabelle de Pommereau

18 March 2020

Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany

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Germany is unusual amongst countries in its attitude towards religion—it considers faith to be "sociologically and psychologically important and part of both individuals and society." In these advances, it has begun t...

The Bristol Cable

Adam Cantwell-Corn

18 March 2020

Bristol, England

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As a grass-roots response to assist vulnerable populations amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, communities around the world are using social media to distribute supplies, services, and advice. One such group on Facebook, th...

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