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Jackson Hole News & Guide

Tom Hallberg

29 April 2020

Jackson, Wyoming, United States

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Teton County’s St. John’s Health medical center worked proactively to make sure they had the resilience needed in staffing to accommodate a potential surge in COVID-19 patients. Working quickly, they identified curren...

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Daliah Singer

26 April 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Feed the Frontlines Boulder is one initiative of several across the state of Colorado that are working to support healthcare workers and restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic. Individual donors and local nonprofits...

NJ Spotlight

Lilo H. Stainton

23 April 2020

New Jersey, United States

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In New Jersey, the Army Reserve has put together task forces to help local hospitals in the fight against COVID-19. These task forces, called Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force units, are made up of soldiers traine...

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Noel King

23 April 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In Boston, two anesthesiology residents teamed up with engineers at Google to turn a snorkel into a face mask to be used as a back-up form of personal protection equipment during the coronavirus pandemic. Although the...

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Meg Wilcox

22 April 2020

Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States

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The city of Chelsea's history of community organizing, intense coordination, and ongoing planning for climate resilience prepared it to quickly pivot and better address the coronavirus crisis than other under-resource...

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Nicole Bowen

20 April 2020

Gainesville, Florida, United States

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Altavian, a Gainesville, Florida based engineering company has figured out how to mass produce reusable N95 masks for healthcare workers using 3D printing technology. The mask – crucial in protecting healthcare worker...

NPR

Scott Horsely

18 April 2020

Mehoopany, Pennsylvania, United States

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As businesses around the United States look to reopen, they can take lessons from factories that have stayed open to serve us during the COVID-19 pandemic. At places like the Charmin factors or General Mills, they’ve ...

The New York Times

Alyson Stamos

Meiying Wu

17 April 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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An informal awareness campaign led by Chinese Hospital in San Francisco's Chinatown has played a prominent role in helping to keep the spread of COVID-19 cases to a minimal in the community. Working with local health ...

Anchorage Daily News

Marc Lester

15 April 2020

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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A group of three women Alaskan women banded together on Facebook to rally sewers across the state to sew masks for Alaska's front-line workers during COVID-19. Their Facebook group includes tutorials, outreach, and cu...

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Emma Reynolds

15 April 2020

London, England, United Kingdom

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In the United Kingdom, a grassroots network called Scrub Hub is gathering groups of volunteers to sew scrubs for hospital workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic. The groups are self-organizing, raising money on their ...

The Cap Times

Natalie Yahr

15 April 2020

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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Innovation labs, makerspaces, and fabrication laboratories are just a few of the entities that helping to address the shortage of personal protective equipment in hospitals by creating face shields and masks. In Madis...

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Sarah Flower

14 April 2020

Durango, Colorado, United States

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Premier Vacation Rentals Group offers free lodging in about 30% of its 350 vacation rentals for frontline workers to avoid exposing their families to Covid-19, which gives them peace of mind that they are protecting t...

The New York Times

Tiffany Hsu

11 April 2020

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Battelle labs in rural Ohio is decontaminating n95 masks for health care workers as personal protective equipment remains in short supply amidst COVID-19. Granted emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Adminis...

The Daily Tar Heel

Victoria Johnson

9 April 2020

North Carolina, United States

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In March 2020, North Carolina’s Board of Education, in response to COVID-19, approved paid emergency leave for all school employees – but with 100% pay only going to those that qualify as “high risk.” With many of the...

The Guardian

Rachel Hall

9 April 2020

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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In the UK, universities are playing a role in containing the coronavirus and helping communities cope by creating innovative solutions and using of technology to expand access. From converting shipping containers into...

WCBS-TV

Carolyn Gusoff

8 April 2020

Long Island City, New York, United States

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Skiers and snowboarders are donating their used snow goggles to be repurposed as personal protective equipment during the coronavirus. Helping to address a need nationwide, the snow-sport community is "providing an in...

Temple Update

Matthew Silverman

8 April 2020

Texas, United States

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ER doctors and other hospital staff who need to isolate themselves from their families can use a camper or mobile home to create a safe distance. The Facebook match-making group, RVs for MDs To Fight the Coronavirus, ...

The New York Times

Tariro Mzezewa

8 April 2020

London, England, United Kingdom

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From London to Toronto and across the United States, hotels are re-opening their doors for health care workers responding to COVID-19. Recognizing the need for isolated places to stay, hotels that had once closed beca...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Tom Hallberg

8 April 2020

Jackson, Wyoming, United States

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People in Jackson, Wyoming with access to 3D printers are teaming up and building face shields for the local hospital to help protect the frontline workers from contracting Covid-19. Although the shields aren't the sa...

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Kierra Elfalan

7 April 2020

Tacoma, Washington, United States

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A hospital in Washington has become the third hospital in the United States to install a new technology that allows for decontamination of N95 masks. This technology, which will help decontaminate up to 80,000 masks p...

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Jack Binder

7 April 2020

Athens, Georgia, United States

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Citizens across Northeast Georgia are participating in grassroots community efforts to help supply masks for health workers. A Facebook group called, "Mask Making for Athens Area Healthcare Workers," is providing guid...

Premium Times

Ruona Meyer

6 April 2020

Lagos, Nigeria

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Nigeria's first drive-through coronavirus testing site followed some of the same protocols that have been used successfully in Germany, but lessons offered by Germany could help the Nigerian facility improve its proce...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

6 April 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A group of University of Pennsylvania alums are working together to combine their skills and knowledge to make 3-D printed NIH-approved face shields for healthcare workers to use during the coronavirus pandemic. After...

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Ana Lidia García

6 April 2020

Havana, Cuba

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In Havana, Cuba, the city's seamstresses quickly pivoted from sewing dresses and costumes to much-needed face masks as the COVID-19 pandemic spread. Many seamstresses are even using recycled clothes to bring costs down.

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Jeff Todd

6 April 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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As the coronavirus pandemic forces healthcare workers to perform potentially critical duties that they are not used to, a company named Health Scholars is adapting its training software from virtual reality to interne...

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