The COVID-19 pandemic finally, painfully enters 2021 with fresh hope as a vaccine for COVID-19 becomes more widely available, but the effects of the pandemic on area nonprofits still linger as they close in on a full year of serving the community in challenging circumstances including a growth in community needs, superhuman demands on staff, and a reduction in support.
|Masks Required on Public Transit
On May 13, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced changes that allow fully vaccinated persons to resume some activities without masks. However, masks continue to be required on public transportation. See the full text of the CDC's requirements here. See Metro's requirements for its local bus and van transportation and facilities here.
As part of its America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers project, the U.S. Census Bureau covers a spectrum of topics like families, housing, employment, business, education, the economy, emergency management, and population. See the feature on workers who switched to teleworking during the pandemic and related articles here.
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Recent Stories covering COVID 19
As we enter the autumn months, the COVID-19 pandemic has persisted for more than half a year. Our local nonprofits continue to persist as well, staying connected to the community and providing services and enriching lives through new channels despite increased demands on staff and resources.
The COVID-19 pandemic has continued through the summer of 2020. Challenged by diminished volunteer hours and reduced fundraising revenue due to postponed or canceled events and a troubled economy, area nonprofits are nevertheless finding ways to help some of our most vulnerable neighbors meet basic needs, extend a hand in a crisis, develop our youth for a lifetime of success, foster a better future for individuals and families experiencing or challenges, and enhance the community.