Coronavirus: How Some of MacArthur’s Grantees Reacted on Social Media This Week

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This week many of us adjusted to new schedules and realities as COVID-19 (commonly known as coronavirus) accelerated its spread all over the world. In the face of this unprecedented crisis, we expressed our unwavering support for all of our grantees around the world:

And joined the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund, which will provide flexible resources to community-based organizations across the region to supply essential aid to individuals and households most impacted by the pandemic:

Over the course of the week our grantees shared critical information about the virus…

…tips on how to prevent its spread…

…answers to common questions…

… and even ideas on how to greet people without making physical contact:

Among MacArthur Fellows, physician Atul Gawande wrote about the importance of social distancing…

…graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang established a family home schedule…

…economist Sendhil Mullainathan wrote about how to mitigate the economic impact of the outbreak…

…labor organizer MacArthur Fellow Ai-jen Poo made a powerful stand against racism…

…and playwright Lin-Manuel made an impromptu performance from Hamilton, his defining musical:

MacArthur’s Chicago grantees supported public health efforts to help stop the spread of the virus…

…and worked tirelessly to supply essential aid to individuals and households most impacted by the pandemic:

Chicago museums also had a bit of fun despite having to close for the outbreak:

Learn more about free ways to experience the world digitally during the outbreak…

…and learn more about the guidance we’ve provided on coronavirus:

Learn more about how the MacArthur Foundation is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak and supporting nonprofits during the pandemic. We have also shared guidance that we have provided with regard to COVID-19 to protect the well-being of our staff, visitors to the Foundation, and people participating in MacArthur convenings. You can also review updates on the CDC website for more general information regarding the situation.

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