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COVID-19: Coping & Adapting

COVID-19 has disrupted the flow of daily life, but basic needs have to be met despite these challenges. Systems of business, education, agriculture, health, and government have had to adapt from people staying home to reduce the spread of infection. Individuals have had to cope in their isolation, under the restrictions of movement and leveraging technology. These stories highlight how communities are meeting their needs by building new systems, revising management structures, or creating new policies. These stories also show the responses that demonstrate how communities are adapting to new functions of daily life.


To explore Coping & Adapting stories, click on our collections or the selection of tags below.

  • Utilizing Technology
  • Food Distribution
  • Unemployment and Income Security
  • Business Protections
  • Maintenance of non-COVID-19 Healthcare
  • Telehealth
  • Workforce and Labor
  • Educational Delivery
  • Nursing Home Management
  • Landscape of Journalism
  • Government and Democratic Systems
  • Repurposing Objects and Spaces
  • Managing Isolation
  • Rapid Response Coping (Early Stage Efforts)
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