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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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    As Covid-19 tears through Navajo Nation, young people step up to protect their elders

    As Covid-19 tears through Navajo Nation, young ...
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    How Orange County's Visual Arts World is Coping with the Coronavirus

    How Orange County's Visual Arts World is Coping...
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    Powwows move online to keep Indigenous communities together

    Powwows move online to keep Indigenous communit...
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    The Farm to Food Bank Movement Aims to Rescue Small-Scale Farming and Feed the Hungry

    The Farm to Food Bank Movement Aims to Rescue S...
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    A ‘Pandemic's-worth of Triggers' Are Causing an Increase in Relapses Across the Country. Here's How Appalachians Are Coping.

    A ‘Pandemic's-worth of Triggers' Are Causing an...
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    'How Can I Help You?' Schools Try To Reach Students Struggling With Mental Health During Coronavirus

    'How Can I Help You?' Schools Try To Reach Stud...
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    Starved for Action, Bettors Turn Nebraska Horse Track Into Must-See TV

    Starved for Action, Bettors Turn Nebraska Horse...
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    How a coastal Louisiana tribe is using generations of resilience to handle the pandemic

    How a coastal Louisiana tribe is using generati...
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    Las Vegas Mural Project Brings Color to Businesses Closed By Coronavirus

    Las Vegas Mural Project Brings Color to Busines...
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    The Underground Efforts to Get Masks to Doctors

    The Underground Efforts to Get Masks to Doctors
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    Hotel Vouchers 4 All Provides San Diego Homeless People with Shelter During Pandemic

    Hotel Vouchers 4 All Provides San Diego Homeles...
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    Tampa Bay Area creatives make music, build virtual audiences despite COVID-19

    Tampa Bay Area creatives make music, build virt...
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    A volunteer army has answered Colorado's need for masks. Denver's jails are one recent beneficiary.

    A volunteer army has answered Colorado's need f...
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    Minneapolis Launches Mental-Health Fund for COVID Stress Relief

    Minneapolis Launches Mental-Health Fund for COV...
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    The Rescue Operation Bridging a Food Access Gap in California

    The Rescue Operation Bridging a Food Access Gap...
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    New York City Muslims work to build food security during Ramadan

    New York City Muslims work to build food securi...
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    Utah Guard soldiers bring their language skills to a new battlefront — as contact tracers in war against coronavirus

    Utah Guard soldiers bring their language skills...
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    How an Alberta text messaging program is helping people cope with COVID-19

    How an Alberta text messaging program is helpin...
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    Philly garden activists are shipping millions of seeds to a nation fretting over food access during coronavirus pandemic

    Philly garden activists are shipping millions o...
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    COVID19: In Uganda, volunteers on bicycles are filling the gaps to deliver HIV drugs

    COVID19: In Uganda, volunteers on bicycles are ...
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    How San Francisco's Chinatown Avoided Covid-19 Panic

    How San Francisco's Chinatown Avoided Covid-19 ...
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    An impromptu drive-through at a Sikh temple to feed neighbors now helps thousands daily

    An impromptu drive-through at a Sikh temple to ...
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    Ramadan In The Age Of Coronavirus: Some Colorado Muslims View Isolation As An Opportunity To Grow In Their Faith

    Ramadan In The Age Of Coronavirus: Some Colorad...
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    During Ramadan in isolation, Muslims get creative to preserve community

    During Ramadan in isolation, Muslims get creati...
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    These coal communities are protecting sick miners from COVID-19 and pushing Congress for more support

    These coal communities are protecting sick mine...
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