COOPERAR from Argentina sent out a message to cooperators and the community as a whole to reaffirm that the cooperative model is the answer to the health emergency. The message can be read here. The cooperative shared vital information and news regarding the pandemic and concerning Argentinian cooperatives through their website and social media using #SigamosCooperando.
The Confederation of Cooperatives of Catalonia in Spain has implemented a series of measures for cooperatives, including free legal and economic advice, a solidarity contingency fund that offers immediate liquidity and opening of a line of guarantees to access higher funding, and online training sessions. Courier cooperatives distributed health care material to the community, agricultural cooperatives collaborated with local governments to disinfect installations and streets in cities.
The National Cooperative Business Association - Cooperative League of the USA (NCBA-CLUSA) reported that cooperatives are eligible to have access to the economic disaster packages passed by the U.S. Congress. The organization is working to ensure cooperatives in all sectors are eligible. Cooperatives in major sectors deemed essential services – including food, agriculture and credit union, are part of this disaster package.