KITCHENER -- Community members continue to step up to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

From a Cambridge doctor who helped her hospital prepare for the arrival of COVID-19 to a group of Waterloo researchers developing a needle-less vaccine, people are working hard to support one another this year.

CTV Kitchener is featuring work during the pandemic every Monday.

Read stories of people making sure we're stronger together, even when six feet apart:

A Waterloo walk-in clinic transformed into a COVID-19 testing site in a week.

A local doctor is being praised for her work preparing Cambridge for the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrive and are administered in Ontario, researchers in Waterloo Region are trying to design a needle-free option.

A simple sack of small toys has helped put hundreds of children at ease when getting swabbed for COVID-19 in Cambridge.

A teacher in Waterloo helped bring a classic board game to life.

A director of a restaurant group helped her staff and other businesses access EI when the COVID-19 pandemic first started.

A nurse who made sure her coworkers were taken care of during the first wave of the pandemic.

Staff at the WCDSB helped make face shield parts for front-line workers.

Cambridge students helped connect with others through social media.

The head of the ICU at St. Mary's Hospital helped people stay positive in the pandemic.

A video inspired by a book is a love letter to the community.

The WCDSB is recognizing its custodial and maintenance staff for keeping people safe during the pandemic.

A recreational therapist is helping spark joy for her patients.

Women are leading the pandemic response in Waterloo Region.