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

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    The Pandemic Has Changed Addiction Treatment, Some Hope For Good

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    New York City Pilots Mobile Methadone Program to Help Treat Addiction

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    Sweden's Coronavirus Strategy Should Not Be the World's

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    Powwows move online to keep Indigenous communities together

    Powwows move online to keep Indigenous communit...
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    More Productive from Home: Governments Learn to Love Remote Work

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    Senegal Pledges A Bed For Every Coronavirus Patient — And Their Contacts, Too

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    The doctor is online: Telehealth may become big part of new normal

    The doctor is online: Telehealth may become big...
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    COVID-19: Will South Korea's model help save Nigeria's hospital bed shortage?

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    COVID spurs rural telehealth, but not without hardship

    COVID spurs rural telehealth, but not without h...
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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.

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    'How Can I Help You?' Schools Try To Reach Students Struggling With Mental Health During Coronavirus

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    A Virtual Landscape-Architecture Camp Introduces Girls to Careers They Didn't Even Know Existed

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    Starved for Action, Bettors Turn Nebraska Horse Track Into Must-See TV

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    How has Vietnam, a developing nation in South-East Asia, done so well to combat coronavirus?

    How has Vietnam, a developing nation in South-E...
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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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    Hoping for Federal Help, Cities Experiment with Rental Assistance

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    Pascua Yaqui, Tohono O'odham respond to community needs during coronavirus pandemic

    Pascua Yaqui, Tohono O'odham respond to communi...
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    Coronavirus: How South Korea 'crushed' the curve

    Coronavirus: How South Korea 'crushed' the curve
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    As grim stories emerge from Wisconsin nursing homes, one took steps to halt coronavirus and keep everyone safe

    As grim stories emerge from Wisconsin nursing h...
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    How the pandemic is reshaping hospital architecture and design

    How the pandemic is reshaping hospital architec...
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    Once the coronavirus 'epicenter,' this American city reversed course

    Once the coronavirus 'epicenter,' this American...
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    Las Vegas Mural Project Brings Color to Businesses Closed By Coronavirus

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    Government-Run Homeless Camps Could Come To LA

    Government-Run Homeless Camps Could Come To LA
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