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Fort Myers News-Press

Annabelle Tometich

31 March 2020

Fort Myers, Florida, United States

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Farms in Southwest Florida are facing a decline in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic forcing restaurants and farmer's markets to close and social distancing to be mandated. To stay afloat, some farmers are "addin...

Civil Eats

Lynne Curry

31 March 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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Small-scale livestock producers and farmers are facing dire economic consequences from the coronavirus pandemic, so many are turning to a collective approach to help one another out. From home-delivery services to piv...

Artnet

Kate Brown

31 March 2020

Berlin, Germany

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In Berlin, Germany, the local government acted rapidly to deploy 500 million euros worth of grant money to freelancers and small businesses within days of setting up the fund. Despite a rocky launch and some residual ...

National Geographic

Elizabeth Royte

30 March 2020

United States

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With restaurants closing and people panic-buying groceries, food waste is inevitably going to rise. There are many initiatives going on throughout the United States to address this very issue. For example, nonprofit R...

WLS-TV

Zach Ben-Amots

30 March 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago-based Closed Loop Farms, dependent on farmers markets, had to pivot to online sales with the closure of many public spaces as a response to COVID-19. Running a virtual farmers market, the local grower also sel...

Concord Monitor

Michael Kitch

29 March 2020

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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Businesses in New Hampshire are rapidly implementing virtual and no-contact services in order to stay open and retain employees during the coronavirus pandemic. Although there are limitations to the approaches, some a...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

26 March 2020

New York, New York, United States

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The Business Center for New Americans, a nonprofit that offers loans with a focus on immigrant-run businesses, is going above and beyond to make sure its lenders get through the COVID-19 economic crisis. They are offe...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Dominique Maria Bonessi

25 March 2020

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Despite the closure of businesses and mandates for social distancing, the Montgomery County Council in Washington, D.C. has continued to hold meetings despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. To keep all involved saf...

WBUR

Adrian Ma

23 March 2020

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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To help mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on some of its most vulnerable populations, the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is paying otherwise closed restaurants to make food for short-staffed homeless...

The GroundTruth Project

Wilson Liévano

Josh Coe

23 March 2020

Hubei Province, China

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Bosch China Investment Ltd. survived the worst of the Coronavirus pandemic by taking serious precautions early on. This article lays out the specific steps in the timeline of the pandemic that the company took to prot...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

19 March 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, bodegas offer local supplies in many food deserts across the country. While the bodegas struggle to find funding and stay in business for their neighborhoods, they also fight their way into...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

19 March 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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As restaurants across the nation have been forced to close their doors during the coronavirus pandemic, some are turning to creative means to help account for the loss of revenue. In Philadelphia, restaurants have cre...

South China Morning Post

Caroline Kwok

18 March 2020

Australia

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Many supermarkets spend most days overcrowded and rapidly out of stock due to the coronavirus crisis, so the major grocery retailer in Australia designated the first hour of business to serving seniors and the disable...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Sharyn Jackson

18 March 2020

Minnesota, United States

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Despite being among those hit hardest by the coronavirus, restaurant owners and workers in Minnesota are stepping up to provide meals for those in need. But, to sustain their generous operations, business owners may e...

Voice of America (VOA)

Ralph Jennings

4 March 2020

Taiwan

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Because of drastic and proactive steps, Taiwan has been able to keep their number of positive COVID19 cases low. Preemptive actions like stopping flights from China and an early stimulus bill has helped the country ge...

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