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Noozhawk

Brooke Holland

27 March 2021

Santa Barbara, California, United States

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In Santa Barbara County, county officials have used findings from the Latinx & Indigenous Migrant COVID-19 Response Task Force to inform the placement of testing pop-up locations during the pandemic. Most recently, th...

Los Angeles Times

Anita Chabria

Brian van der Brug

8 March 2021

Sacramento, California, United States

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Jesuit High School in Northern California has remained open in full for two months without encountering a single outbreak of Covid-19 amongst school attendants. While it hasn't been inexpensive, the parochial school r...

The Atlantic

Katherine J. Wu

4 March 2021

Massachusetts, United States

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In Massachussetts, a two-month long state-run pilot program is allowing some schools to resume in-person classes. Each week, more than 300,000 students are tested through the program. Instead of individual tests, the ...

The 74

Zoë Kirsch

1 March 2021

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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School Without Walls is an offshoot of a summer learning and enrichment program that Ladson-Billings and Jones launched back in June to help 3rd- and 4th-graders confronting pandemic-related learning loss. In a time o...

The 74

Bekah McNeel

28 February 2021

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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Determined to keep San Antonio schools open, the newly created nonprofit Community Labs is running an assurance testing operation at a size and scale unique in the country. Used with other mitigation strategies, assur...

The Atlantic

Madeline Drexler

10 February 2021

Bhutan

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Despite being a small and historically underresourced nation, Bhutan has managed to contain the spread of the coronavirus and avoid all but one death from the virus during the entire duration of the pandemic thus far....

The Seattle Times

Hannah Furfaro

8 February 2021

Washington, United States

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13 Washington school districts are piloting COVID-19 testing. By doing so, they can catch stop asymptomatic people from spreading the virus, offer testing to families who might not have access, and add a “sense of sec...

Outriders

Lola García-Ajofrín

2 February 2021

Rwanda

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Before the first case of Covid-19 was reported within country borders, Rwanda had already started preparations – including a testing strategy and contact tracing – to prevent the spread of the virus. Although resource...

Outriders

Lola García-Ajofrín

2 February 2021

Daejon, South Korea

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During the Covid-19 pandemic in South Korea, officials implemented comprehensive contact tracing strategies and mandatory hospital quarantine for those who tested positive for the virus. All services associated with c...

DigBoston

Jordan Frias

25 January 2021

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Using data to determine which neighborhoods would likely be disproportionately at risk for COVID-19, the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center has been moving their pop-up testing site to a new area every two weeks a...

Flint Beat

Carmen Nesbitt

17 January 2021

Flint, Michigan, United States

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At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, public health officials in Flint, Michigan began tracking the demographics of those who were testing positive for the virus in order to better align the county's public health...

CNN

Henrik Pettersson

Krystina Shveda

Byron Manley

Susanne Gargiulo

Mark Oliver

20 December 2020

Finland

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Finland, Norway, and Denmark are three countries that have largely been able to contain the spread of COVID-19 and keep average daily deaths low, by implementing some of the "most relaxed combinations of restrictions....

KXAN-TV

Laney Valian

15 December 2020

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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High school students at Somerset High School in San Antonio, Texas get tested every week for COVID-19. The method is called “assurance testing,” and is a way to target “silent spreaders,” people who have COVID who don...

The Plug

Hadriana Lowenkron

15 December 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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To address gaps in the healthcare system that were only being exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic for Black Philadelphians, a group of healthcare professionals joined efforts to create the Black Doctors COVID-19 C...

The Cap Times

Natalie Yahr

2 December 2020

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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In Madison, Wisconsin, the coronavirus pandemic is disproportionately impacting the Latino population, but the local community has joined together to advocate for better access to care and information. The efforts hav...

North Carolina Health News

Thomas Goldsmith

20 November 2020

North Carolina, United States

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When nursing homes in North Carolina realized that the coronavirus pandemic had arrived within the state, facility managers and staff began enacting measures to prevent the spread of the virus amongst their residents....

Mission Local

Hayden Manseau

12 November 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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In the Tenderloin district of San Francisco, local community members are leading the effort to reach out to those experiencing homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic. This effort has been successful in coordinat...

CNN

Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

Rifaiyat Mahbub

3 November 2020

Senegal

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The death toll and infection rate from the coronavirus pandemic have been extravagant in the U.S., especially compared to that of other countries. The difference is largely explained in how different governments handl...

Honolulu Civil Beat

Eleni Avendaño

1 November 2020

Hawaii, United States

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A group of health care workers and social workers formed to help connect hard-to-reach communities in Hawaii to COVID-19 testing and information about the pandemic. So far, they have been able to test more than 200 pe...

New Haven Independent

Laura Glesby

27 October 2020

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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In New Haven, colleges and universities are taking different approaches to COVID-19 testing. Some, like Yale, test students more than once a week. Others are sample testing clusters of students, whatever the method it...

Los Angeles Times

Maura Dolan

25 October 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco's "hammer and dance" approach to handling the coronavirus pandemic has helped the densely populated urban city begin to reopen ahead of much of the rest of California. Although the pandemic has undoubted...

The New York Times

J. David Goodman

Dana Rubinstein

19 October 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Schools in New York City have, so far, been able to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic with suprisngly few cases reported and no sign yet of an outbreak. The model, which some are saying could be used at other sch...

NPR

Elissa Nadworny

Madeline K. Sofia

Lauren Migaki

Rebecca Ramirez

16 October 2020

Illinois, United States

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When the University of Illinois reopened during the coronavirus pandemic for on-campus student instruction, efforts focused on a fast and frequent mass testing program for staff and students. Although the case numbers...

Wall Street Journal

Melissa Korn

16 October 2020

Massachusetts, United States

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Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is a biomedical and genomics research center that is at the heart of many east-coast universities successfully reopening campuses during the coronavirus pandemic. Operating with a re...

Vox

Julia Belluz

14 October 2020

Germany

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A combination of luck, learning, local responses, and listening has kept Germany's coronavirus cases manageable, even as the pandemic continues to impact much of the world. In particular, the ability to enact decentra...

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