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The Daily Record

Emily Morgan

24 March 2020

Wooster, Ohio, United States

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In Wayne County, the local Wayne County Community Foundation teamed up with other local private foundations to establish the Wayne County Emergency Response Fund, which provides money and support to nonprofit organiza...

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The New York Times Editorial Board

23 March 2020

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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For many jobs across the country, working from home is a fairly easy adaptation to cope with social distancing measures. But for many scientists who work in laboratories with ongoing research, a work from home solutio...

Yes! Magazine

Ivy Brashear

23 March 2020

Berea, Kentucky, United States

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As colleges and universities across the United States have shifted to online classes and shut down their campuses, not every student simply has the ability to move home. To help support these students, many of whom ar...

WXXI

Randy Gorbman

23 March 2020

Rochester, New York, United States

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A longstanding Rochester company called Hickey Freeman, which specializes in tailored clothing, has begun to use its sewing machines to create facemasks for frontline health workers. At full capacity, the factory lead...

Government Technology

Zach Quaintance

23 March 2020

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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A new platform, nicknamed the U.S. Digital Response for COVID-19, is connecting volunteer technologists, engineers, and other tech-leaning experts with state, county, and local governments in desperate need of help du...

The Atlantic

Derek Thompson

21 March 2020

Copenhagen, Denmark

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The government of Denmark is taking drastic measures to stem the tide of economic depression already hitting parts of the world in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The government told companies affected by the econo...

CNN

Danielle Wiener-Bronner

20 March 2020

New Jersey, United States

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Grocery stores across the United States frantically respond to the "panic buying" brought on by fear of the coronavirus quarantine. As Americans rapidly stock up on supplies, grocery stores expand their network of sup...

Spectrum News 1 Ohio

Sheena Elzie

20 March 2020

Hamilton, Ohio, United States

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In Butler County, Ohio, law enforcement and jails are adapting quickly as the COVID19 pandemic continues on. They’re working with courts and judges to allow low-level and non-violent offenders to be released and have ...

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...

KGWN-TV

Aaron Brown

20 March 2020

Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States

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A Cheyenne distillery named Chronicles Distilling is one of several companies across the city that are repurposing their services to suit the needs of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are using their distillery to make han...

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...

Vox

Sigal Samuel

19 March 2020

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently asked Roni Rosenfeld, a professor of computer science who typically uses artificial intelligence to forecast the spread of seasonal influenza, to turn his comput...

Bloomberg CityLab

David Zipper

19 March 2020

Akron, Ohio, United States

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Even as ridership plummets for public transit, some cities are making rides entirely free to keep riders and drivers safer. The move to drop fares limits close interactions between drivers and passengers, as well as b...

Spectrum News 1 Ohio

Rachele Mongiovi

19 March 2020

Akron, Ohio, United States

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Akron’s Children’s Hospital has developed an emergency protocol should the COVID19 pandemic reach them. Acting preemptively, they have limited visitors, removed all volunteers over age 60, and have nearly 700 employee...

The Daily Record

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Jim Weiker

19 March 2020

Wooster, Ohio, United States

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The panic from the coronavirus pandemic has led many to stockpile groceries and household supplies, and grocers are addressing the surge in business by reallocating employees to different areas and implementing protec...

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Dave Solomon

18 March 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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School districts across New Hampshire went into action to feed their students quickly after in-person classes had to be canceled due to the pandemic. Some districts incorporated community volunteers in order to increa...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Katharine Houreld

18 March 2020

Nairobi, Kenya

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In Kibera, an informal settle in Nairobi, Kenya with little access to clean water, community organizations are setting up handwashing stations and deploying teams of volunteers to educate people about the spread of CO...

San Jose Mercury News

Erica Hellerstein

18 March 2020

Sunnyvale, California, United States

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Sunnyvale Community Services in California is staffed by volunteers – such as older residents and community and corporate groups – but the coronavirus outbreak has forced many to stay home, so City of Sunnyvale staff ...

CalMatters

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Janelle Salanga

17 March 2020

Berkeley, California, United States

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused universities to close campuses and forced classes to transition to virtual formats. While this transition has had its limitations for many – especially those who lack reliable acces...

Los Angeles Times

Howard Blume

Sonali Kohli

12 March 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Los Angeles Unified Schools is the second-largest school system, and a quarter of enrolled families lack adequate broadband access for online studies. This presented challenges as to how school could proceed, so the d...

The Times of Israel

Ben Sales

8 March 2020

New York, New York, United States

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When coronavirus began spreading in New York, SAR High School in the Bronx took rapid measures to begin education around distance learning, before the virus spread to the county. Although the transition hasn't been wi...

KARE-TV

Jennifer Austin

18 February 2020

Maplewood, Minnesota, United States

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The company 3M is working at full capacity to produce as many N85 masks as possible to send to healthcare workers across the nation. They wouldn't give specific numbers but say that production has increased at all of ...

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