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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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    How Sedgwick County teamed with the Black community to fight the pandemic

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    Can ‘Open Streets' Outlast the Pandemic?

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    Indians are crowdsourcing aid as covid surges

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    These New York Neighbors Are Building Their Own Safety Net

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    Cleveland's Black Churches Host Vaccine Clinics To Protect Their Flock

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    Bridges to understanding: Linkaut is an Italian dad's project to help his son with Autism

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    In Vermont, Isolating Inmates Kept Covid at Bay, but at a Price

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    Community pantry: ‘Not charity, but mutual aid'

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    Oregon nonprofit provides Umatilla Indian Reservation with healthy, sustainable food options during pandemic

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    4 Clever Ways We're Getting More Shots into Arms

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    Inside New York City's Biggest Financial Relief Effort for Undocumented Immigrants

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    With phones and seeds, jobless Kenyans tackle illegal logging

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    Vanuatu looks to local food production for a resilient future

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    Here's how a Texas border city is closing its digital divide

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    Zoom Court Is Changing How Justice Is Served

    Zoom Court Is Changing How Justice Is Served
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    A pandemic makes neighbors look out for each other in Sorsogon

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    Once jailed, these women now hold courts accountable — with help from students, retirees and Fiona Apple

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    ‘Race against the clock': the school fighting to save the Ojibwe language before its elders pass away

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    ‘Operation Fish Drop'

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    How a Seattle Neighborhood Confronted Food Insecurity in the Pandemic

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    Libraries Are Key Tools For People Getting Out Of Prison, Even During A Pandemic

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    How Hawaii Clinics Found New Ways To Reach Patients During The Pandemic

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