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The Laconia Daily Sun

Roberta Baker

29 April 2021

Laconia, New Hampshire, United States

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Nursing homes adapted to COVID-19 so that they could protect residents’ physical well-being while also preserving their social and emotional health. Staff at Belknap County Nursing Home modified popular activities to ...

Metromode

Kate Roff

7 October 2020

Lake Orion, Michigan, United States

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The music industry has been uniquely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as described by the co-owner of a boutique music venue in Lake Orion who says, "We were the first to close and will be the last to re-open." T...

The New York Times

Richard Schiffman

1 October 2020

United States

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Because studies indicate that humor has positive health benefits, some doctors and psychotherapists are now using humor tactics in their practice and prescribing prescriptions for their patients to find ways to laugh ...

NYC Reopens

Eli Rallo

25 September 2020

New York, New York, United States

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In New York, restaurateurs who have struggled to stay open amid the coronavirus pandemic are partnering with drag performers who have lost work due to the pandemic to offer patrons a new dining experience while also t...

The New Yorker

Elif Batuman

1 September 2020

United States

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Theater of War Productions performs Greek tragedies, using the themes to encourage dialogue and healing from modern community traumas. Beginning with military audiences, participants were asked to discuss the themes i...

Next City

Elissaveta M. Brandon

25 August 2020

Harlem, New York, United States

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PLAY NYC, a nonprofit in New York, is reviving a historic pop-up playground concept, which started over two decades ago, in order to increase children's access to playgrounds and physical activity. The concept is simp...

The Seattle Times

Hannah Furfaro

4 July 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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When many schools across the U.S. suspended in-person school and switched to virtual learning, a teacher was able to successfully keep his students motivated and hopeful despite the drastic decrease in physical intera...

Montana Free Press

Erika Fredrickson

22 June 2020

Montana, United States

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Many Montana musicians are holding virtual streaming events to deal with the financial and psychological impact of canceled music events due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Early events were well attended, with up to 100 pe...

Wired

Kate Knibbs

22 June 2020

Japan

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Robot pet therapy, which uses a social robot designed to look like a small animal, weigh the same as an infant, and communicate in a socially comforting way, is helping isolated seniors find a sense of companionship d...

Staten Island Advance

Jessica Jones-Gorman

16 June 2020

Staten Island, New York, United States

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Although the pandemic has set a serious tone, teachers in Staten Island are helping their students cope with at-home learning through laughter and unconventional methods. Two teachers recorded videos of themselves whi...

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Kate Roff

Special Edition 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Wine bars and cheese shops in the Detroit area are taking their businesses online during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering virtual tasting classes to their customers. The Royce and Marrow, a wine bar, is connecting vi...

Los Angeles Magazine

Marissa Gluck

23 May 2020

United States

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Artist and activist Warren Neidich organized drive-by art exhibits in two cities to help unemployed artists and communities feeling isolated during the Covid-19 related shutdown. Inspired by drive-by birthday, graduat...

Voice of OC

Richard Chang

22 May 2020

California, United States

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Some arts organizations in Orange County, CA have found creative ways to deal with Covid-19 closures by bringing their collections online, creating digital programming, and reaching out to new audiences. For example, ...

The New York Times

Joe Drape

12 May 2020

Grand Island, Nebraska, United States

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The restrictions imposed by the coronavirus have turned horseracing in Nebraska into an unexpected boon. City officials allowed racing tracks to be open—with precautions—because the horses' livelihoods depend on the j...

Next City

Sonja Swanson

8 May 2020

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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The City of Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency is providing funding for businesses closed by COVID-19 to board up their windows with public art. Offering up to $2,000 per business, its purpose is to help support local art...

Boulder Weekly

Angela K. Evans

7 May 2020

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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With stay-at-home orders in place for Coloradans due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many hikers are encouraging people to participate in urban hiking. This growing movement asks people to “treat your neighborhood like a gr...

83 Degrees Media

Curtis Ross

5 May 2020

Tampa, Florida, United States

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Tampa Bay Area performing artists are finding ways to adapt their practices to abide by the social distancing guidelines brought on by COVID-19. Creatives are learning how to stream their performances online, discover...

The Art Newspaper

Lisa Movius

20 April 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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South Korea's successful response to the pandemic goes beyond containing the virus; it has also supported its art scene at a time when the arts seem to be on the backburner. Commerical galleries have been allowed to r...

WBFO

Marian Hetherly

20 April 2020

New York, United States

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The Special Olympics turned 50 in 2020, but the pandemic has put a damper on their original birthday plans. People with intellectual and physical differences who participate rely on the games for social connection, so...

The Seattle Times

James Brooks

17 April 2020

Faroe Islands

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By leveraging technology, the tourism industry can continue to generate interest in faraway destinations. Even as much of the world’s population restricts travel, the Faroe Islands are keeping would-be tourists engage...

Positive.News

Abby Young-Powell

17 April 2020

Berlin, Germany

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United We Stream (UWS) is a Berlin-based collaboration of nightlife businesses aiming to keep their businesses and club culture alive – and keep people entertained – during mandated closures because of COVID-19. With ...

Reuters

Budi Purwanto

13 April 2020

Sukoharjo, Java, Indonesia

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Kepuh village in Indonesia is relying on superstition to scare residents into quarantining in defense against the coronavirus. Volunteers are wrapped up in sheets and powdered with white makeup, strolling the streets ...

Anchorage Daily News

Beth Bragg

12 April 2020

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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The Anchorage fire department is offering drive-by salutes for kids in the city who have birthdays during the social distancing mandate. Seven vehicles are paraded through the neighborhoods with lights and sirens (2 f...

Kaiser Health News

Mary Chris Jaklevic

10 April 2020

United States

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Some officials are using humor to urge citizens to follow Covid-19 directives like staying at home and social distancing. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot used memes shared under #whereslightfoot as inspiration for a publ...

The Bulletin

Makenzie Whittle

9 April 2020

Bend, Oregon, United States

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To address the boredom and isolation that many artists are feeling during the coronavirus pandemic, a local independent filmmaker in Oregon created a film project to act as a creative outlet that attracted contributio...

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