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Monterey County Weekly

Pam Marino

1 October 2021

Salinas, California, United States

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Over 120 hotels and motels have been converted into affordable housing developments in California, housing 8,260 people who were previously experiencing homelessness. Known as Homekey, the state-funded program was ini...

Rwanda Dispatch

Jejje Muhinde

14 September 2021

Rukara, Rwanda

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Youth volunteers in Rwanda are keeping their communities safe by reminding people to follow coronavirus safety guidelines. Volunteers enforce social distancing, masks, and hygiene, in addition to fighting misinformati...

The Washington Post

Hailey Sadler

Darian Woehr

30 August 2021

Navajo Nation, Utah, United States

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Multigenerational homes allowed indigenous families to pass down culture and language for thousands of years but living in crowded homes left them more vulnerable to COVID-19. Navajo teams have built 300 8-by-15-foot ...

Eugene Weekly

Taylor Perse

5 August 2021

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Disaster preparedness in the form of close inter-agency coordination and communication helped Cuyahoga County, Ohio, protect its unhoused population from COVID-19 to a greater extent than Lane County, Oregon. Although...

Wausau Pilot and Review

Shereen Siewert

Rob Chappell

7 July 2021

Wisconsin, United States

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Across Wisconsin, the pandemic pushed prisons and jails to work quickly to lower their numbers of prisoners, in some cases accelerating reforms that had been planned apart from virus containment. Incarceration hit a 2...

KNXV-TV

Melissa Blasius

24 June 2021

Arizona, United States

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The Central Arizona Shelter Services, with help from the City of Phoenix and federal CARES Act COVID relief money, contracted a local hotel to turn 100 rooms into a shelter for the growing number of seniors experienci...

PBS NewsHour

Nick Schifrin

11 May 2021

Australia

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Strict and early knockdowns and consistent public health messaging have helped Australia effectively eliminate Covid-19. Now, the country and its residents have largely returned to business as usual, despite many citi...

Vox

Jen Kirby

28 April 2021

Senegal

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Senegal limited COVID-19 cases in the pandemic’s first year using an existing infrastructure built from dealing with Ebola outbreaks. Coordinated emergency response teams quickly expanded testing capacity across the c...

Grady Newsource

Tylar Norman

27 April 2021

Athens, Georgia, United States

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To maintain community connections, University of Georgia’s Multicultural Services and Programs hosted socially-distanced drive-in events on UGA fields. The Vietnamese Student Association hosted its annual Night In Sai...

The New York Times

Danya Issawi

Derek M. Norman

21 April 2021

Vermont, United States

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Vermont is the only state where no people incarcerated in prison died of COVID-19 in the first 12 months of the pandemic, and its infection rate is relatively low. The prisons took steps that other prison systems eith...

The Charlotte Observer

Virginia Bridges

12 March 2021

North Carolina, United States

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Three incarcerated people and a coalition of social justice groups sued North Carolina over its prison COVID-19 policies, winning a settlement that is accelerating releases from prison that began at the start of the p...

Think Global Health

Ted Alcorn

12 March 2021

Norway

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When Covid-19 threatened to disrupt Norway's correctional system, the country's prisons and jails were quick to pivot their practices to protect those who were incarcerated. Although it helped that the country's corre...

The Guardian

Todd Feathers

4 March 2021

United States

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State and federal parole officials have rushed during the pandemic to embrace the use of smartphone apps that monitor the location and behavior of a person on parole. The apps and related data analytics save courts mo...

The 74

Taylor Swaak

28 February 2021

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Principals in the D.C. area have developed tailored approaches to rebuild trust with families who are wary of letting their children return to in-person classes amid the pandemic. These approaches include close, const...

Science News

Betsy Ladyzhets

23 February 2021

United States

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Universities are breeding grounds for COVID-19. In August and September they had to figure out the best way to test, control, and contain a virus on campus. Across the country universities launched a plethora of metho...

The Atlantic

Madeline Drexler

10 February 2021

Bhutan

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Despite being a small and historically underresourced nation, Bhutan has managed to contain the spread of the coronavirus and avoid all but one death from the virus during the entire duration of the pandemic thus far....

The New York Times

Ken Belson

5 February 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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During the NFL's 2020/21 season, "700 players, coaches and other team personnel tested positive for the coronavirus," but none of those individuals were associated with the Seattle Seahawks – the only team that lasted...

Wall Street Journal

Andrew Beaton

Louise Radnofsky

31 January 2021

United States

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Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL played all scheduled games during its regular season – including the Super Bowl – by enacting strict protocols and using data to make adjustments as necessary. The league reli...

BBC

David Silverberg

22 January 2021

United Kingdom

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Quick Response (QR) codes have become a popular way to conduct contactless business, and even contact tracing, during the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants and retail stores allow customers to order and pay by scannin...

Grady Newsource

Jayla Johnson

20 January 2021

Athens, Georgia, United States

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College students from the University of Georgia meet virtually every week for a bible study group that allows them to connect and worship despite social distancing restrictions that have been in place since the onset ...

The Marshall Project

Keri Blakinger

19 January 2021

United States

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When the pandemic forced jails and prisons to ban educational classes and cut off visits between outsiders and their loved ones behind bars, some jailers opened their facilities to remote-learning and -visiting tools....

The New York Times

Sui-Lee Wee

9 January 2021

Singapore

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Singapore's aggressive pandemic response in conjunction with strict university rules has helped keep campuses free of COVID-19 cases so far. As a country, free testing and medical care has ensured that positive cases ...

Bloomberg CityLab

Laura Bliss

6 January 2021

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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When city planners rushed early in the pandemic to close streets to automobile traffic in order to give residents a safe space to roam outdoors, they ended up learning lessons entirely apart from their original goals ...

The Buffalo News

Lou Michel

Scott Scanlon

4 January 2021

New York, United States

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A handful of nursing homes in New York have been able to avoid an onslaught of COVID-19 cases by focusing on education and training of the staff and keeping their workforce stable and well-supplied. While these method...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Katie Galioto

20 December 2020

Cook County, Minnesota, United States

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In Minnesota, cross-sector collaboration, contact tracing, and a focus on adhering to public health safety protocols have helped Cook County avoid an outbreak of COVID-19 cases, despite being a tourist destination. Lo...

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