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4 May 2021
Whiteriver, Arizona, United States
The White Mountain Apache Tribe in eastern Arizona was able to slow the spread of Covid in the community by implementing a daily routine of "contact tracing, surveillance of high-risk individuals, and vaccinations." S...
14 April 2021
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Over 3000 Words
Cleveland failed to provide Spanish translation services even though 11 percent of its residents identify as Hispanic. The oversight is a threat to public health, especially in the midst of a pandemic. The Spanish-spe...
29 March 2021
Connecticut, United States
Community health workers are a key part of Connecticut's public health response to COVID-19, particularly in marginalized communities. CHWs connect people to health care and other services, like rental assistance, hel...
24 March 2021
Taiwan was among the first countries to respond to COVID-19 with decisive actions that contained the virus’ impact on the population. Its 2003 experience with the SARS virus provided an established infrastructure to f...
8 March 2021
Sacramento, California, United States
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...
10 February 2021
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....
5 February 2021
Seattle, Washington, United States
During the NFL's 2020/21 season, "700 players, coaches and other team personnel tested positive for the coronavirus," but none of those individuals were associated with the Seattle Seahawks – the only team that lasted...
2 February 2021
Under 800 Words
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...
2 February 2021
Daejon, South Korea
Under 800 Words
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...
1 February 2021
Australia's aggressive and strict protocols surrounding COVID-19 have helped the country to return to normalcy and avoid high death tolls and transmission rates, especially compared to the U.S. and Europe. Although th...
31 January 2021
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL played all scheduled games during its regular season – including the Super Bowl – by enacting strict protocols and using data to make adjustments as necessary. The league reli...
29 January 2021
Having learned from a failed response to Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS), the South Korea government and health officials enacted a proactive and effective strategy to contain the spread of 'Covid-...
22 January 2021
Quick Response (QR) codes have become a popular way to conduct contactless business, and even contact tracing, during the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants and retail stores allow customers to order and pay by scannin...
21 January 2021
Taholah, Washington, United States
In Washington state, the Quinault Indian Nation has taken an aggressive and proactive approach to control the spread of COVID-19 amongst their community, and these efforts are showing success. Using a combination of t...
20 December 2020
Cook County, Minnesota, United States
In Minnesota, cross-sector collaboration, contact tracing, and a focus on adhering to public health safety protocols have helped Cook County avoid an outbreak of COVID-19 cases, despite being a tourist destination. Lo...
4 December 2020
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
A team of volunteers at the University of Arizona is helping to bolster contact tracing efforts during the pandemic by working in tandem with those who have been trained by the Arizona Department of Health Services. A...
30 November 2020
To raise awareness and encourage downloads of a contact tracing app, the team of volunteers who were built the app partnered with the Guam Visitors Bureau to collaborate on a grassroots outreach campaign. Using Zoom a...
23 November 2020
Marietta, Georgia, United States
Over 3000 Words
Two schools in two different cities in Georgia have provided a case study for the efficacy of wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In one case where masks were optional and only half of the school opted to...
31 October 2020
San Diego, California, United States
A contact tracing program jointly launched by San Diego State University and San Diego County is helping to combat misinformation and dispel fears for immigrants, refugees, and minorities in San Diego by employing eth...
28 October 2020
Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic Taiwan has recorded less than 600 cases and fewer than 7 deaths due to a rapid response from the government to close borders, introduce contact tracing and implement quarant...
27 October 2020
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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...
26 October 2020
West Yellowstone, Montana, United States
Promotoras de salud is a term that describe lay Latina community members who have been trained to provide health education to community members, and it's a concept that has helped eliminate barriers and improve health...
22 October 2020
Over 15 Minutes
Contact tracing apps have received a lot of attention since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, but researchers caution they should be used in conjunction with other tactics and not be relied on to help on their ow...
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20 October 2020
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
East Coast universities, MIT and Harvard mitigated the spread of COVID-19 on its campuses during the onset of the fall semester and have been able to maintain low transmission numbers. "Harvard, which invited just 40%...
16 October 2020
Illinois, United States
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...
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