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COVID-19: Care & Compassion

During a time of crisis, it is natural to want to help, express care, and give comfort to those most vulnerable. However COVID-19 sets many limitations on our ability to meaningfully connect with people. Some individuals must take extra precaution to self-isolate or are under institutional quarantine to stay healthy and safe. These stories highlight how communities are able to express human-centered design and connect with others in caring, thoughtful ways, despite the constraints of social isolation.


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    How One Pacific Islander Community Is Responding To The Pandemic

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    How a $3 billion USDA coronavirus program is helping feed S.C. families

    How a $3 billion USDA coronavirus program is he...
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    When Boston's public schools closed in March, their gardens went untended. Then a volunteer effort grew.

    When Boston's public schools closed in March, t...
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    Forged By AIDS, Storied NYC Residence Boosts Aging In Place

    Forged By AIDS, Storied NYC Residence Boosts Ag...
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    Seniors Struggle With Isolation In The Pandemic. Here's How Some Organizations Are Trying To Help.

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    Telemedicine and Montana's digital divide

    Telemedicine and Montana's digital divide
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    Minnesota COVID-19 outreach focuses on vulnerable communities of color

    Minnesota COVID-19 outreach focuses on vulnerab...
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    Young People Are Fighting Hunger and Finding Purpose

    Young People Are Fighting Hunger and Finding Pu...
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    Can Greek Tragedy Get Us Through the Pandemic?

    Can Greek Tragedy Get Us Through the Pandemic?
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    How to Meet New People, Even at a Distance

    How to Meet New People, Even at a Distance
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    Could bartering become the new buying in a changed world?

    Could bartering become the new buying in a chan...
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    How to Design a Street for Hands-Off Play

    How to Design a Street for Hands-Off Play
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    19 Volunteers Sharing an iPhone Are Trying to Support Incarcerated People Through COVID-19

    19 Volunteers Sharing an iPhone Are Trying to S...
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    Contact Tracers in Massachusetts Might Order Milk or Help With Rent. Here's Why.

    Contact Tracers in Massachusetts Might Order Mi...
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    'No one should go hungry': street fridges of free food help Americans survive Covid pandemic

    'No one should go hungry': street fridges of fr...
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    COVID-19: NC rural mental health outreach gets creative

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    On dangerous ground

    On dangerous ground
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    How to save a life: Easing grief from inside COVID ICUs

    How to save a life: Easing grief from inside CO...
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    How A COVID-19 ‘Rapid Response Team' In Chicago Is Working To Fix Decades Of Neglect In Black, Latinx Communities

    How A COVID-19 ‘Rapid Response Team' In Chicago...
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    What Vermont and Its History Might Teach the Nation About Handling the Coronavirus

    What Vermont and Its History Might Teach the Na...
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    Waiting for water: On the Navajo Nation, long lines, scarce resources, a cry for solutions

    Waiting for water: On the Navajo Nation, long l...
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    Reformed leaders of rival gangs in Lehigh Valley collaborate on a community need: Diapers

    Reformed leaders of rival gangs in Lehigh Valle...
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    The Latino Task Force emerges to take on COVID-19

    The Latino Task Force emerges to take on COVID-19
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    Westside Hotel Gives Cleveland's Homeless a Place to Rest Their Heads During The Coronavirus Pandemic

    Westside Hotel Gives Cleveland's Homeless a Pla...
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