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COVID-19 Response: Invisible Problems

Advocating and supporting those who are disabled

We are confronted with failing support systems for people with impairments and underlying medical conditions during COVID. Homecare and support staff earn low wages making it difficult to own a vehicle. Many are reliant upon public transportation and/or other means of transport. Workers could unknowingly transmit the virus to someone physically impaired. This appears to be a complicated web of socio-economic and medical... more »
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COVID-19 Response: Invisible Problems

Económico y psicológico

.Google Translation:
"You cannot work in essential places where you do not know in what working conditions we work. Fast food! Psychologically, you are afraid of infecting yourself and your family members for a minimum wage. The government tells you to stay home and the EDD denies you aid if you make more than $ 100 per week. As if your expenses were $ 400 per week. President Trump's executive law is ridiculous and inhumane.... more »
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Civil Justice Response Hampered

We've had a resurgence in our community's want to hold marches, rallys, film screenings, voter education and registration events, to speak at City Council and School Board meetings and hold social events to bring communities together, in celebration of Black Lives, and demand for their equity in a myriad of contexts.

But people are hesitant to come out, and are taxed to even participate from home, due to health risks... more »
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COVID-19 Response: Invisible Problems

Feeding the Masses

Due to COVID-19 many African countries are in partial or full lockdown. Because of the lockdown situation, agricultural products can't get from the farm to market centers. Additionally, traditional markets have been closed for sanitation purposes and because social distancing could not be adequately enforced. The unintended consequence is that the majority of the population are unable to access agricultural products and... more »
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Homeless trending idea

Me my family lost everything due cov-19 my job my place now homelessness in motel I don't have any transportation look work and I don't have enough benfits cover my motel it's me my son he's 14 I want work have no way look for work application for work mostly have be put onlline I can do it on my phone me my family need help find resources help room help find work please any help due my son needs clothes we just need... more »
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Childcare for low income families esp. emerging english learners trending idea

The pandemic has heightened demand and reduced availability of affordable local childcare options. Barriers: cost, more limited opening hours, lack of transportation, lack of support to apply for state voucher support (in MA) by traditional school Extended Day program, unclear where there is local availability.

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COVID-19 Response: Invisible Problems

Help Small Retail Employers Bring Inventory Online

Several small brick and mortar retail businesses are struggling to make sales right now given the shelter-in-place orders. The primary reason seems to be that their pre-COVID business model did not involve e-commerce and the limiting factor to adapt in the current climate is that it would take too long to get their inventory online.

Here's how I learned about the issue:

Hoping to support the businesses and order my... more »
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Work Force

Very hard to find people who want to caregivers?aides?attendants for people with disabilities. This service is reimbursed through Medicaid. That limits what we can pay. With an increase of minimum wage headed our way and no state funding increases these services is in jeopardy.

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COVID-19 Response: Invisible Problems

Need access to free reading material

From a friend in Denver:
All our Denver libraries are closed and I even saw police tap around the drop box to return books. I'm usually a library gal when it comes to reading materials, but am fortunate that I could place an order for a few books this weekend off amazon. What's being done to safely promote free access to books and learning materials? I got an email today from a small town library I was part of once and... more »
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COVID-19 Test result

I work at an area Community Health center in a high risk area. The Patients we serve have numerous health disparities and chronic illnesses. We have four TESTING site and conduct testing at numerous location in the community.
However, securing Rapid Results is adversely impacting our ability to notify patients in a timely manner. Many who are testing positive and have to be quarantined. They are unable to work resulting... more »
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COVID-19 Response: Invisible Problems

School Aged Children without Meals

Lots of children get their most foundational meals in the classroom. This is one of the major failings of distance learning. How can we help children in the community get their school meals?