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The New York Times

Christopher F. Schuetze

Melissa Eddy

9 June 2021

Germany

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In Germany, where vaccination rollout has been slow, rapid antigen COVID-19 tests are used to allow people to attend indoor social, business, education, and personal care activities. There are 15,000 pop-up testing si...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Priti Salian

8 June 2021

Mumbai, India

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Volunteers with India’s Meds For More initiative (MFM) collect leftover unused medications from recovered Covid-19 patients by canvassing their apartment buildings, offices, student clubs, schools, and other locations...

The Daily Yonder

Kristi Eaton

13 May 2021

Stilwell, Oklahoma, United States

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The Cherokee Nation had a hard time sourcing personal protective equipment for health workers, citizens, and others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tribal leaders decided to use a portion of the CARES Act funding to cre...

Bloomberg CityLab

John Surico

29 April 2021

New York, New York, United States

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Many cities created "open streets" during the pandemic, limiting traffic on certain streets to give people a safe outdoor place to relax and play. Which programs outlive the pandemic depends on a host of factors, most...

Grady Newsource

Tylar Norman

27 April 2021

Athens, Georgia, United States

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To maintain community connections, University of Georgia’s Multicultural Services and Programs hosted socially-distanced drive-in events on UGA fields. The Vietnamese Student Association hosted its annual Night In Sai...

ideastream

Conor Morris

23 April 2021

Ohio, United States

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Black churches in Cleveland are transforming into vaccine clinics during the coronavirus pandemic to help get shots into the arms of those who have had trouble accessing a vaccine appointment. The sites have largely r...

Chalkbeat

Lauren Constantino

Jacqueline Neber

14 April 2021

New York, New York, United States

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At the onset of the pandemic some families resorted to learning pods to keep their kids on track, but this option was not accessible for lower income families. In Brooklyn, schools, churches, and community groups are ...

The Seattle Times

Dahlia Bazzaz

9 March 2021

Port Angeles, Washington, United States

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Leaders from the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and Port Angeles School District had a vision of creating a go-between space for students while school buildings were closed. Within the span of a month, this small community...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Nicole Gluckstern

5 March 2021

San Francisco, California, United States

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To save dozens of restaurants in San Francisco during the coronavirus lockdowns, a restaurant owner launched an organization that "provides monthly contracts to its restaurant partners to cook meals for underserved po...

Next City

Taylor Moore

17 February 2021

Austin, Texas, United States

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Some cities across the U.S. are offering "free or cheap transportation to vaccine distribution sites" as a means of increasing access for those who don't have access to a vehicle, are unable to drive, or don't live ne...

BBC

Je Seung Lee

11 February 2021

South Korea

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The largest cinema chain in South Korea is renting screen time and auditorium space to video gamers as a way to supplement business income during the coronavirus pandemic. Though it doesn't generate a comparable amoun...

ideastream

Tony Ganzer

8 February 2021

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Refugee agencies were forced to make operational pivots as a result of the Trump administration's Muslim ban, and then again in the aftermath of the pandemic. Agencies pivoted to providing translation help, mental hea...

FreshWater Cleveland

Conor Morris

3 February 2021

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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During 2020, the city of Cleveland reduced the rate of people experiencing homelessness by 30% due to provisions put in place to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. Using eviction moratoriums for those at ris...

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Neal Earley

25 January 2021

England, Arkansas, United States

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While drive-thru testing sites became fairly commonplace during the coronavirus pandemic, a local pharmacy in a small town on the Arkansas Grand Prairie has now converted a church into coronavirus vaccination drive-th...

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...

The Land

Conor Morris

19 January 2021

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Learning pods are helping students in Cleveland access a safe and supportive space to complete their virtual school lessons during the coronavirus pandemic. Although space is limited at the centers and they can't repl...

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...

Bloomberg CityLab

Laura Bliss

6 January 2021

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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When city planners rushed early in the pandemic to close streets to automobile traffic in order to give residents a safe space to roam outdoors, they ended up learning lessons entirely apart from their original goals ...

KXAN-TV

Jennifer Sanders

14 December 2020

Austin, Texas, United States

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The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way foster care works. The SAFE Alliance, a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, had to change the way they do things to ensure the safety of children and teens. “In lat...

WEWS-TV

Mike Brookbank

11 December 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Pandemic shutdowns have led to empty beds at the Cleveland Hostel which it has offered to local homeless shelters to help lighten their load. Although the hostel only offers several dozen beds, it’s filling a critical...

Christian Science Monitor

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

8 December 2020

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Since 2014, the Sheltersuit Foundation has distributed more than 12,000 combination jackets and sleeping bags in multiple nations to protect unhoused people from cold weather. Dutch clothing designer Bas Timmer design...

Civil Eats

Jake Price

8 December 2020

Ithaca, New York, United States

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Small businesses, such as Lively Run Goat Dairy, were able to quickly pivot during the initial chaos in the aftermath of pandemic shutdowns. The small dairy farm was able to salvage hundreds of pounds of milk that was...

Middlebury Magazine

Jessie Raymond

3 December 2020

Vermont, United States

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When the coronavirus pandemic forced a restaurant in Vermont to close its doors and lay off hundreds of employees, the owner worked with investors to shift his business model so that he could provide meals for those n...

Vox

Julia Belluz

19 November 2020

Vermont, United States

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The state of Vermont has been able to keep COVID-19 cases to a minimal, at least in part by focusing on offering preventive protections for the most at-risk and vulnerable – such as the unhoused. The state's response ...

High Country News

Jane C. Hu

29 October 2020

New Jersey, United States

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A company known as TerraCycle recycles "items other companies won’t accept" – including the many masks, gowns, and gloves that have been used during the coronavirus pandemic. While the service is free for those who ca...

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