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9 September 2020
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Two newly-formed companies in Ohio are the nation's first businesses to create a "fully automated production of woven, washable masks." The project became a reality thanks to partnerships and funding support between s...
2 September 2020
Over 3000 Words
The United States is facing a coronavirus testing problem that is due to both governmental inaction and an inefficient health care system, but the nation has faced a similar problem before. When determining how best t...
21 August 2020
The Israeli government is preparing to roll out a new form of pooled testing as the count of COVID-19 cases continues to increase. The methodology, which has already shown promise as a successful pilot project, works ...
31 July 2020
The population of Dharavi, a slum in Mumbai, made the region a hotspot for coronavirus transmission, but local officials' aggressive action plan – which included testing, contact tracing, quarantine, and increased san...
30 July 2020
Ohio, United States
Local businesses in Northeastern Ohio pivoted their operations to manufacture supplies needed to fight Covid-19 in an effort to fill a dire public need while preserving jobs for their employees. Employees were trained...
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20 July 2020
Immokalee, Florida, United States
When the coronavirus threatened the economic well-being and health of the immigrant farmworkers in Florida's agricultural hub in Collier County, faith-based organizations that could no longer serve free hot meals pivo...
13 July 2020
Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States
¡Salud! mobile clinics were a vital factor in keeping farm workers in Oregon vineyards safe during the national health crisis. The nonprofit is supported by the state's wine industry and has provided primary care well...
7 July 2020
In Kenya's rural communities and densely populated areas, accessing sanitation and hygiene methods can be difficult, but in one slum, a nonprofit organization has teamed up with a group of young men in the community t...
3 July 2020
Residents in Kibera, the largest slum in Kenya, have adopted early preventative practices to help slow the spread of coronavirus in the community. Much of this work has been led by community leaders who are working wi...
30 June 2020
The handful of Swedish elderly care homes that protected residents from COVID-19 infection shared some common traits: they improved hygiene practices, isolated possibly infectious staff, stocked up on protective equip...
22 June 2020
Kenya's textile industry is finding new purpose and providing jobs to many during the Covid-19 pandemic. Although the industry had previously been nearly obsolete due to the import of clothing, the pandemic has given ...
17 June 2020
Bangor, Maine, United States
A tension fabric structures manufacturing company in Maine has repurposed their facility and transformed their local workforce to create grade-one medical masks for the local hospital during the Covid-19 pandemic. Bec...
9 June 2020
Over 15 Minutes
In Puerto Rico, scientists, students, and educators from different organizations created a consortium to help develop a way to expand the territory's testing capacity for COVID-19 after the government continuously str...
3 June 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
A group of tech-savy Swarthmore College alumni are helping to get a surplus of personal protective equipment into the hands of the medical professionals who need it most. Tapping into communities where it's not uncomm...
27 May 2020
North Carolina, United States
Mobilized to help North Carolina’s second-poorest county recover from two major hurricanes over the past four years, the Robeson County Disaster Recovery Coalition pivoted to provide COVID-19 relief and brace for the ...
13 May 2020
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Over 3000 Words
As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, attention is starting to shift toward reopening and recovery. Looking to healthcare professionals as models for doing so can help. A five-part strategy, te...
7 May 2020
Mansfield, Ohio, United States
Under 800 Words
Lip-reading is very important for clarification for those who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, but the masks mandated by the coronavirus pandemic hinder that. In response, the nonprofit Catalyst Life Services (which curr...
6 May 2020
Georgia, United States
Under 3 Minutes
In an emergency COVID-19 measure, the Georgia allowed counties to deploy secure drop boxes for absentee ballots throughout the state. The drop boxes, which are emptied daily and under constant video surveillance, allo...
5 May 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
As COVID-19 challenges businesses around the world, two Malaysian social enterprise companies have seen success in shifting their offerings. The Biji-biji Initiative, a fashion producer linked with the grassroots Soci...
5 May 2020
A home health care cooperative, based in NY, turned to a worker-owned cut and sew cooperative, based in NC, to produce masks for their employees when they were unable to source them elsewhere. The cost of masks and g...
4 May 2020
Denver, Colorado, United States
Across Colorado, grassroots groups have come together to create homemade masks for the state’s most vulnerable populations to protect against COVID-19. Two of those populations are Denver’s Downtown Detention Center a...
20 April 2020
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
As U.S. hospitals face a shortage of personal protective equipment during the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, creatives and engineers across the nation have begun a DIY movement to help create back up surgical masks. ...
20 April 2020
Gainesville, Florida, United States
Under 800 Words
Altavian, a Gainesville, Florida based engineering company has figured out how to mass produce reusable N95 masks for healthcare workers using 3D printing technology. The mask – crucial in protecting healthcare worker...
20 April 2020
New York, New York, United States
After learning that the U.S. would likely face a shortage of ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic, a group of "scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, physicians and regulatory experts" collaborated to design an ...
16 April 2020
Portland, Oregon, United States
Under 800 Words
A collective of activists and anti-fascists named PopMob has transitioned from protesting right-wingers to producing hand sanitizer. They are working in collaboration with another group called The Rosehip Medic Collec...
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