Our world looks a lot different today than it did a week ago. Sports arenas and fields across the country sit empty. Theaters and other entertainment venues have gone dark. Roads that used to be bogged down in traffic are barely traveled.
The Coronavirus has changed the way we live for the time being. Social distancing is becoming vital to keeping the virus from spreading any further than it already has.
We at the Donalsonville News are committed to keeping you informed about what’s going on when it comes to the Coronavirus, while also making sure our employees remain healthy. It is our mission to keep our community up to date on cancellations and any other news that arises from this outbreak. To that end, we have unlocked our website so that all of our stories about COVID-19’s local impact are available to everyone to read.
This is a fluid and rapidly developing situation, but we will do everything in our power to continue to provide the important news the community needs during this crisis.
This isn’t the first time we have been tested by circumstances outside our control. We survived the devastation of Hurricane Michael and we plan to do the same for the Coronavirus, even if it means reporting, writing and editing from our home computers instead of our computers in the newsroom.
Preventing the spread of this disease will take the effort of everyone involved. It is on all of us to follow the guidelines laid down by our local, state and federal governments to help slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
As of presstime on Wednesday, March 16, we have been lucky so far in Seminole County that we do not have a confirmed case of the virus – yet. We can’t assume that luck will hold out forever. The state health department has warned all of us that more than likely “it’s not a matter of if, but when” we will have a confirmed case.
As a momentary distraction from the Coronavirus crisis now spreading in our community, our country and our world, I bought two new plants for two specific reasons. One, because I love plants and I tend to feel better when I care for and watch things grow. And two, because I wanted to display a visual reminder that the Donalsonville News continues to be open for business and ready to serve the needs of this community. As your source for news about everything local in this community, during this crisis the Donalsonville News will continue to broadcast – via it’s pages, donalsonvillenews.com, email, website and Facebook – vital and breaking news and updates about the virus and its effects on the citizens of Seminole County.
If you have a question, concern or comment about what’s going on, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Contact the paper at [email protected] with specifics on what we can do to provide more or how we can assist you in any way.
We will do the best we can to answer your question. We will get through this pandemic together, no matter how long it takes.
Stay safe and healthy, everyone!
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