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Buzzfeed

Tricia Wang

24 March 2020

Wuhan, China

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While the media mostly highlights the top-down, government-led measures of containment happening in Wuhan, China, an invisible, sophisticated grassroots network has also had a powerful positive effect on stemming the ...

Mother Jones

Will Peischel

24 March 2020

Havre De Grace, Maryland, United States

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As meetings and social gatherings of all kinds have been postponed or canceled altogether, the support group Alcoholics Anonymous faced a particular challenge given the imperative and power of their in-person meetings...

Bklynr

Zainab Iqbal

24 March 2020

New York, New York, United States

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In New York City, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, houses of worship are urging their followers to pray at home. Synagogues, mosques, and churches alike are looking at alternative ways to w...

The Temple News

Colin Evans

24 March 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Pennsylvania, students at Temple University are volunteering their skills to help in the fight against COVID-19, even beyond social distancing compliance. Students are putting their majors to use, whether it's thro...

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Rebecca Robbins

24 March 2020

California, United States

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Facebook collects data from people that choose to share their location with the app, and have started sharing it with various researchers who are trying to track the spread of the novel coronavirus. They share the dat...

The Guardian

Steven Morris

24 March 2020

Chilmark, Wiltshire, England

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Wiltshire villagers are coordinating to each volunteer their specific skill set to help people during the quarantine. A parish councilor divided the village into 18 parts and designated 33 volunteers to each region to...

The Washington Post

Keith L. Alexander

Michelle Boorstein

24 March 2020

Clarksburg, Maryland, United States

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As the coronavirus death toll increases, churches and funeral homes are trying to quickly adapt to ways to create space for grieving while also abiding by mandated limits on the size of group gatherings. Some have imp...

FastCompany

Jacqueline M. Kory-Westlund

24 March 2020

California, United States

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With school shut down due to the spread of coronavirus, distance learning has become the norm in many cities and parents have largely had to adjust their roles to include teaching and supervision. To help with this ad...

Channel News Asia

Don Shapiro

23 March 2020

Taiwan

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After the 2003 SARS epidemic, Taiwan formed the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), which has proved necessary in the face of COVID19. The CECC has helped coordinated screenings for incoming travelers, rationing f...

CNBC

Christina Farr

23 March 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Volunteers from tech companies collaborated with epidemiologists to create a Covid-19 tracking site that works to monitor the spread of the virus and help people know if they have been in contact with anyone who may h...

The Verge

Kim Lyons

23 March 2020

South Korea

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Governments across the world are using data from cell phones to better track the movement of those under quarantine restrictions during coronavirus. While each country using this containment strategy is implementing i...

KRIV-TV

Matthew Seedorff

23 March 2020

Houston, Texas, United States

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In Houston, hospitals and doctor's offices are changing their protocols for admitting and seeing patients in order to decrease the likelihood of spreading COVID-19. Telehealth practices have increased from 2 percent t...

FastCompany

Steven Melendez

23 March 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Hosting business meetings over Zoom is nothing new during the coronavirus pandemic, but performing artists are also using the platform and adapting their work to the videoconferencing software. After initial performan...

KOAT-TV

Susannah Cullinane

22 March 2020

United States

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To reduce the number of people being tested unnecessarily for coronavirus, the CDC has introduced an online bot that helps people determine the severity of their symptoms. Because the United States has a limited suppl...

WFAA-TV

Alex Rozie

22 March 2020

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Churches across the nation have had to shut their doors as the country tries to contain the coronavirus outbreak, but some religious institutions have turned to creative ways to keep their practice alive. In Texas, on...

Valley News

Liz Sauchelli

21 March 2020

Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States

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The Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community near Lebanon, New Hampshire, is one of many senior-assisted living facilities that has rapidly responded to the spread of coronavirus. The staff has set up personal bingo table...

Maclean's Magazine

David Venn

21 March 2020

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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To help get supplies to the vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic, mutual aid programs have begun developing across Canada. Across the nation, Facebook groups help connect people with resources, with the underlyi...

Spectrum News 1 Ohio

Molly Martinez

20 March 2020

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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In Ohio, courts have had to make major adjustments to stay safe from the COVID19 pandemic. These adjustments include being open for only essential purposes, using technology to reduce interpersonal interactions, and l...

Foreign Affairs

Jaron Lanier

E. Glen Weyl

20 March 2020

Taiwan

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Taiwan has gone largely unscathed thus far by the coronavirus, showing that their methodology of relying on civic technology has merit to be a model for other countries. Through a combination of "community initiatives...

Bklynr

Rachel Lindy Baron

20 March 2020

New York, New York, United States

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In the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, local residents have formed a mutual aid organization called #BedStuyStrong. The web application Slack serves as the organization's hub, offering a wide ra...

KXAS-TV

Wayne Carter

20 March 2020

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

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As school districts around the country move all classes online, students face challenges with accessibility because of weak or no internet connections. But in a Texas school district called Castleberry, that problem h...

TechCrunch

Sarah Perez

19 March 2020

United States

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Nextdoor, an app that connects neighbors, is helping to coordinate local responses to the coronavirus pandemic. Using newly designed features, users can offer and request help based on location and share information a...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

19 March 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Milwaukee's nonprofits serving youth are finding new ways to check in and connect with their students as the coronavirus rules out the possibility for in-person afterschool programming. “Social distancing doesn’t mean...

Next City

Julia Hotz

19 March 2020

New York, New York, United States

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As social distancing becomes increasingly important as cities and states work to control the coronavirus outbreak, people in New York are finding creative ways to communicate in order to help one another. In New York ...

Spectrum News 1 Ohio

Katie Kapusta

19 March 2020

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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The Cincinnati Zoo has found a way to connect to their community even after temporarily shutting its doors because of COVID19. Using Facebook Live, the zoo hosts daily videos showcasing different animals and education...

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