We have curated a set of guides & guidance for coops to navigate this difficult time.


Concern for Community

The coronavirus pandemic, and its far-reaching economic and social impacts, motivates us to turn to the key cooperative principle, “Concern for Community” as we collectively seek to “build back better” more inclusive economies and more resilient communities. Please heed national and regional guidance to keep yourself and your communities safe. We have curated preliminary guidance on COVID-19 below and will continue to expand our resource list in coming months.

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Guidance Overview:

Cooperative Development Organizations: find resources here for CDOs who are seeking advice on implementing international projects during this pandemic.

Cooperatives: this section houses curated COVID-19 information from trusted and known sources for cooperatives and individuals.

Cooperative Action: find case studies and examples of cooperatives pivoting toward their communities and providing services to their members here.

COVID-19 at a glance.

Cooperative Guidance from the ICA: read a message to all cooperatives from the International Cooperative Alliance.

Current COVID-19 Cases Worldwide: view a snapshot of the current pandemic from WHO’s dashboard.

Avoid scam sites selling COVID related products: this New York Times article discusses a recent surge in falsified vendor sites popping up during the pandemic.

Use caution when seeking assistance: find guidance from the Federal Trade Commission on known scams and how to avoid them.



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