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These Inspiring Pictures Show People Helping Others During The Coronavirus Pandemic

While many Americans are self-isolating, workers and volunteers are putting themselves on the front line of the coronavirus outbreak to help patients, customers, and neighbors.

Posted on March 19, 2020, at 2:28 p.m. ET

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National Guard troops help put together meals for distribution to local residents at the WestCOP community center in New Rochelle, New York, March 18.

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Teacher Maria Sanislo (right) explains a Google Chromebook to a family at KT Murphy Elementary School in Stamford, Connecticut, March 17. Stamford Public Schools closed last week to help slow the spread of COVID-19, and students are now "distance learning" from home.

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A cafeteria worker in Stamford, Connecticut, puts together bagged meals as part of Stamford Public Schools' "Grab and Go Meals for Kids" program, March 17. Since public schools in Stamford closed last week to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, the city is offering two bagged meals per child each day. Many families with low income rely on school meals to feed their children.

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Helen Boone (left) and Melissa Crosby (right) finish labeling lunch bags for the Antietam School District in Stony Creek Mills, Pennsylvania, March 17.

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People at Paul Habans Charter School hand out supplies, including food, books, and computers, to students and community members in New Orleans, March 17.

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Linda Gibbons, co-owner of Alumni Sports Café, arranges toilet paper on a display she made in their parking lot in Pembroke, Massachusetts, March 18. The café is giving away free surplus toilet paper it won't be using while it is shut down.

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Workers convert the outdoor plaza in front of chef José Andrés' Zaytinya into a grab-and-go restaurant in Washington, DC, March 17.

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Evening Manager Luis Cortez stocks bottles of water at the Redner's market in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, March 16.

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Cashier Christina Selepcheny rings up a customer at the Redner's market in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, March 16.

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A food deliverer on a bicycle in New York City, March 17.

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An independent FedEx contractor wears protective gloves while delivering packages in New York City, March 17.

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Uber and Lyft driver Adama Fofana sprays disinfectant in his car in New York City, March 9. Fofana said he and other drivers have "fear in their stomachs" about contracting COVID-19 while working, but they cannot cut their hours because they need the income to survive.

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Ana Gabriel-Ramos cleans a pedestrian overpass in Las Vegas, March 17.

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A Metro worker cleans a bench in a Washington, DC, subway station, March 16.

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Custodial workers from Orange County Public Schools in Orlando use electrostatic disinfectant sprayers to deep-clean a classroom at Wetherbee Elementary School, March 18.

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Alex Vance (left) speaks with medical assistant Lydia Rezene as he donates blood at Bloodworks Northwest in Seattle, March 17. Schools provide 25% of local blood donations, and their closing due to the coronavirus outbreak has officials worried the region could see a shortage.

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Stuart Malcolm, a doctor with the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic, speaks with someone who is homeless about the coronavirus in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, March 17.

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A National Guard soldier stops traffic as fellow troops distribute food to local residents at the WestCOP community center in New Rochelle, New York, March 18.

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A New York State Police officer works a checkpoint at a testing facility for the coronavirus in New Rochelle, New York, March 16.

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Nurses screen patients at a drive-through testing location in Leonardtown, Maryland, March 17. The facility is one of the first in the Washington, DC, area to offer testing for the coronavirus.

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A health care worker tends to patients at a drive-through testing center in Jericho, New York, March 18.


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