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With medical-grade and other disposable face masks in short supply, rural sewers are stitching fabric ones as quickly as possible. Donna Kallner's report from rural Wisconsin includes instructions on making your own masks.
Rural America already has a shortage of hospital beds. Telehealth could help move some patients to a new type of facility powered by broadband. New temporary regulations in response to COVID-19 will allow the change.
The national rate of infection remains about four times higher than the rural average. But the rural exceptions are striking.
As the pandemic steadily makes progress inland, legislators ask the White House if the federal government is ready to help rural America when the need comes.
Rural America was slower to report cases of COVID-19. But the disease is now spreading at least as quickly in rural areas as urban ones.
School boards, food industry workers and volunteers join forces to provide meals for kids who depend on school nutrition programs.
The COVID-19 crisis is forcing layoffs at rural hospitals at a time when clinics need more help caring for coronavirus patients. Will the system respond in time?
Cities were the first to feel the impact of the coronavirus, but rural areas are rapidly catching up in their rates of cases and deaths.
Volunteer fire departments rely on help from nearby districts to save property and lives. COVID-19 may change who is willing and able to respond.