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Richland Source

Katie Ellington

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21 April 2020

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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To better address the increased likelihood of people experiencing stress and anxiety due to the coronavirus pandemic, Richland County mental health providers have launched a hotline for children and families to call f...

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Maddy Savage

21 April 2020

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Norway provides financial incentives for its citizens to transition to electric vehicles. The strategy is working—electric vehicles are responsible for 40 percent of new car sales, compared to 2 percent in the United ...

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Megan Janetsky

Victoria Stunt

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20 April 2020

Guatemala

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The group, Promoters of Migrant Liberation, provides translation of indigenous Guatemalan, Maya, Mexican, and Afro-Caribbean languages for migrants in US detention centers. They help translate right from detention, th...

The Hechinger Report

Amadou Diallo

19 April 2020

United States

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As schools have gone online during the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers and administrators are finding low-tech ways to deliver educational lessons to the students without access to remote learning tools, such as basic int...

The Christian Science Monitor

Sara Miller Llana

17 April 2020

Maine, United States

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Kids are used to hearing that they are spending too much screen time; however, during the coronavirus pandemic, their ability to connect virtually might be helping them stay socially engaged.

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Jordan Frias

16 April 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Local officials and healthcare providers in Massachusetts are focusing efforts on equitably distributing tests by introducing rapid response testing in communities of color. Community members can get tested at an on-s...

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Celine Maia Mendiola

13 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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With restaurants closing and hospital staff working extra hours, Los Angeles communities are finding ways for them to support one another. As a response to COVID-19, people are donating money to local LA businesses li...

Transitions Online

Judit Ruprech

13 April 2020

Pécs, Hungary

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In Pécs, Hungary, the Rolling Basket wheelchair basketball team is helping to integrate typically isolated people into the community through sports and recreation. Beyond the physical benefit, wheelchair basketball is...

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Lexi Flechner

10 April 2020

Alachua County, Florida, United States

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The county of Alachua in Florida has created a centralized online portal that connects volunteers with those who need assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. The portal also expands access to who has been able to ...

Route Fifty

Andrea Noble

10 April 2020

Delaware, United States

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A county in Delaware has built out drive-up WiFi hotspots outside of public buildings that allow students, workers, and other residents to access the internet while social distancing. “You have a situation where the i...

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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. The city's fast actions, intended to protect older individ...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

8 April 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Cell phones are being used as a new tool during the coronavirus pandemic to help people who have lost loved ones to process and cope with their grief. Although mobile therapy platforms and online counseling options ha...

The Christian Science Monitor

Lenora Chu

6 April 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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To contain the coronavirus and manage overwhelmed health care systems, nurses and doctors are returning from retirement, recent medical graduates are being asked to report early to their hospitals and telehealth is ga...

Spectrum News 1 SoCal

Parker Collins

6 April 2020

Redondo Beach, California, United States

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Immunocompromized individuals are under stricter guidelines to not leave their homes during the coronavirus because they are more susceptible to contracting the virus, but that can leave many feeling isolated. To mana...

The Charlotte Observer

Lauren Lindstrom

4 April 2020

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States

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In North Carolina's Mecklenburg County, Spanish is more commonly spoken than English, yet information about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic wasn't being translated from English before being distributed. To address th...

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Yana Kunichoff

3 April 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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When the pandemic forced schools to cancel in-person classes, the pivot to virtual lessons had to be fast and efficient. In Chicago, three charter school networks were able to make the switch quickly, while innovating...

CNN

Alisha Ebrahimji

1 April 2020

Kansas, United States

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By assigning employees to digitization projects, the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, continues to operate even while day-to-day visitors stay home. To prevent staff from losing their jobs, t...

The New York Times

Matt Apuzzo

David D. Kirkpatrick

1 April 2020

United States

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While most other scientific research around the world has come to a halt, coronavirus research is flourishing as a global collaboration of scientists focuses on understanding the virus and finding a vaccine. Competiti...

KPBS Public Media

Sam Gringlas

27 March 2020

Maryland, United States

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Senior centers in Maryland are offering media literacy courses to discuss fact-checking and how to spot fake news stories online. A recent study by researchers at Princeton and NYU found that Facebook users over 65 a...

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Talib Visram

26 March 2020

United States

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Dozens of tech-focused volunteers have come together to create Project N95, a personal protective equipment clearinghouse meant to connect health institutions in need of equipment like masks with suppliers around the ...

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Angus Thuermer

26 March 2020

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States

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Wyoming has figured out how to solve one problem slowing down COVID-19 testing; doctors are using medical saline solution as a substitute for more common viral transport mediums, which are now in short supply. The Wor...

The Information

Kevin McLaughlin

25 March 2020

United States

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As companies look to stay economically viable and responsive to customers during the coronavirus pandemic, many are beginning to turn to automation as a way to fill jobs that would have humans working too closely toge...

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Jill Kestler-D'Amours

25 March 2020

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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Studies show that between 5-10 percent of people living in homelessness are believed to have a pet, which could be a barrier to folks looking to spend the night in shelters that do not allow animals. Springs Rescue Mi...

NPR

Selena Simmons-Duffin

25 March 2020

New York, United States

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Across the United States, hospitals are looking for ways to fill medical professional shortages as the coronavirus outbreak spreads. One creative solution that has emerged in states such as New York, Hawaii, and New H...

BBC

Sophia Smith Galer

25 March 2020

Netherlands

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VR Church, an online, fully virtual place of worship, offers a religious community outlet for people who are not able to attend physical churches, for reasons of disability, autism, or any number of things that keep p...

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