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It’s not business as usual for the local news

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The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing more than a little societal upheavel, with an impact across the entire economy, and The Observer is no exception. In the event of a service disruption, we’ll be doing our best to keep you informed via our website.

Newspapers provide a vital function in the communities they serve, and we’ll be striving to maintain that service even if we’re caught in the wake of office closures to help slow the spread of the virus.

A big part of the job is being out in the community meeting with people to tell the stories of the place where we live. That’s at least somewhat on hold just now as health officials urge us to keep our distance.

Moreover, we cover the goings-on in the community, but right now there’s much less going on – that reality is reflected on the pages of this week’s issue, and will continue to be the case until all of us start returning to our routines.

We hope you understand these are temporary changes. We look forward to delivering the local news you’ve come to expect.

1 COMMENT

  1. Re: “Business as usual…” and “We’re all in this together…”. Thank you! As an “influencer” and representation on Council, the Headline I would like to see is: ” Let’s shut down before we are in lockdown”. Except for those persons working in our “essential services”, we need to stay at home, as our prime Minister has asked of us. We rely on these essential services, so let’s keep them protected, safe and healthy. If it is feasible, I would really appreciate hearing about how we, on a very practical basis, can best access essential needs, without compromising the people providing them. Eg, what is the best way for us to get our groceries, medications… With the prodigious amount of information coming to us unrelentingly, you are placed well to distill this information. Living in the country, I am concerned for those in our Communities, who are not connected to the Internet. Keep up the great work! Be safe and be well! Metta, monika

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