Stanford students help Bay Area residents access food, health care and legal aid during COVID-19

When COVID-19 hit, students and alumni across Stanford’s seven schools began banding together to build solutions. One of those: a website, available in six languages, that helps vulnerable Bay Area residents access free food, medical treatment and legal assistance. Many of the project volunteers are international students who are navigating the pandemic while separated from family; most have never met in person. But “Stanford students are so mission-driven that when things get a little bit rough, instead of falling within the fissures of our community, we decide to bond together,” Trillium Chang, a JD candidate at Stanford Law School, says. “This whole crisis has really shown a deeper level of connection to each other, but also a different level of generosity and kindness.”

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In This Story: Covid-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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