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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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    Covid Superspreader Risk Is Linked to Restaurants, Gyms, Hotels

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    School districts, local partners help feed thousands of kids despite school closures

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    Nashville creates help centers to get struggling English Learners online for school

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    Students meet in Austin churches for free, virtual learning pods during pandemic

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    Australia has almost eliminated the coronavirus — by putting faith in science

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    How effective are China's attempts to reduce the risk of wildlife spreading disease to humans?

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    Urban farmers in Richmond are helping in the fight against food insecurity

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    Take Me Out To The Ballot Box

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    Cities deploy dedicated teams to combat racial disparities exposed by Covid

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    How can Georgia make it easier to vote?

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    Speaking their language: How NOLA advocates connected Spanish speakers to healthcare during the pandemic

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    Power of the people: Get-out-the-vote efforts blanket the U.S.

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    Record 200 Days With No Local Case Makes Taiwan World's Envy

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    Twitch-inspired live streams could be the future of political fundraising

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    Schools Teach by Text Message as Covid Widens Philippine Digital Divide

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    Community rallies to create free learning pod for Philly students

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    S.D. election officials take new approaches to voting amid pandemic

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    For those with disabilities, shift to remote work has opened doors

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    Music class during coronavirus: How the band plays on

    Music class during coronavirus: How the band pl...
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    Classrooms Without Walls, and Hopefully Covid

    Classrooms Without Walls, and Hopefully Covid
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    Calling home: Sheltering in hotels to escape coronavirus, Acadiana's homeless got back on their feet

    Calling home: Sheltering in hotels to escape co...
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    Promoting health — and trust

    Promoting health — and trust
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    How San Francisco became a COVID-19 success story as other cities stumbled

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