Archive: COVID

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Demand that DEP Protect Vulnerable Coalfield Residents During COVID-19 Crisis

By Ethan Story / April 8, 2020
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While our legislators are making efforts to help those in need during this COVID-19 pandemic, some areas of our health and safety are being overlooked. While most businesses in the Commonwealth have been ordered to shut down, others have been allowed to operate. We understand that coal mining operations have been deemed “essential” during this […]

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Someone We’re Staying Home For

By Heaven Sensky / April 3, 2020
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This is the 11th installment in our What’s on your mind? series and was written by CCJ Community Organizer Heaven Sensky. I’ve been caring for my dad, alongside my mom, for 20 years (most of my life). Most caregivers these days are feeling immense grief, fear, and more distress than we have ever endured in […]

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Emergency spending bills, bailouts, response acts, what do these all mean and how do they affect you?

By Ethan Story / April 2, 2020
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In December 2019, the novel coronavirus (Covid -19) was first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, Peoples Republic of China. March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the Covid-19 outbreak is a pandemic. A pandemic refers to an epidemic that has spread over several countries or continents, usually affecting a large number of […]

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Finding Community Through Crisis

By Veronica Coptis / March 17, 2020
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Starting today, the CCJ office will be closed and all staff will be working remotely, but we are all still accessible via email and phone. We are canceling all in-person gatherings and meetings for at least the next 4 weeks (this includes our next scheduled community meeting on 3/31) and are looking at ways to […]

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