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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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    Can Mass Self-Testing for Covid-19 Keep Schools Safe?

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    The pandemic could change U.S. fisheries forever. Will it be for better or for worse?

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    Teacher in Greece offers hope to inmates through TV classes

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    District-led parent mentor program promotes path to college for English learners

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    Opera Singers Help Covid-19 Patients Learn to Breathe Again

    Opera Singers Help Covid-19 Patients Learn to B...
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    A 19th Century Fund Is Still Helping Philadelphia's Smallest Businesses

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    Washington state's COVID-19 vaccine planning fell short on logistics, sowing disorder and mistrust

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    ‘Learning pods' taking root in Black, Latino neighborhoods

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    The cinemas now hiring out their screens to gamers

    The cinemas now hiring out their screens to gamers
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    The Unlikeliest Pandemic Success Story

    The Unlikeliest Pandemic Success Story
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    South Shore PreK–8 Helps Sustain Families Through the Worst of Times

    South Shore PreK–8 Helps Sustain Families Throu...
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    Pandemic prompts changes to HIV testing and treatment across Arizona

    Pandemic prompts changes to HIV testing and tre...
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    No pew? No problem. Online church is revitalizing congregations.

    No pew? No problem. Online church is revitalizi...
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    N.Y.'s Vaccine Websites Weren't Working. He Built a New One for $50.

    N.Y.'s Vaccine Websites Weren't Working. He Bui...
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    One district's creative approach to 'COVID slide?' Night classes for elementary students

    One district's creative approach to 'COVID slid...
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    A handful of Washington schools are rapid testing staff and students for COVID-19. Is it working?

    A handful of Washington schools are rapid testi...
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    Worried about losing engagement with COVID remote learning? A school district created an app for that

    Worried about losing engagement with COVID remo...
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    This Cambridge high school made changes during the pandemic, leading to remote-learning success

    This Cambridge high school made changes during ...
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    Greene County Homecoming a success despite pandemic

    Greene County Homecoming a success despite pand...
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    Could offering a training program boost the number of substitute teachers?

    Could offering a training program boost the num...
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    Covid-Certified Businesses Try to Woo Leery Patrons

    Covid-Certified Businesses Try to Woo Leery Pat...
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    Cleveland saw a decrease in unsheltered homelessness in 2020: Can that continue?

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    These States Found the Secret to COVID-19 Vaccination Success

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