As we continue to gather and deliver the most relevant, reliable and credible news coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want you to know that we are taking extra measures to keep our work environments safe.

We have instructed our employees to work from home if they have health or scheduling concerns and to observe universal good hygiene guidelines, something all of us should observe:

• Washing our hands frequently

• Maintaining social distancing

• Avoiding touching our face

• Covering our mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing

We also have taken measures to disinfect the working areas at our facilities to ensure that The Ashland Gazette gets to you safely.

Our newsroom staff is working non-stop to report on all aspects of this health emergency, including producing stories about closings and cancellations, medical repercussions, the decision-making processes of local leaders and much more, such as expert advice and tips about how best to deal with the impact of the virus.

Additionally, we are providing free access to COVID-19 news coverage on our website, so our entire community can stay informed.

Please know that we continue to work hard to deliver news you can use, whether in print, via our e-edition, or through our website www.wahoo-ashland-waverly.com.

Timely and informative journalism helps readers make decisions and wade through the uncertainty that comes with challenging times. We are committed to our mission of reporting and delivering local, national and international news, especially in difficult times.

Thank you for your support.

In addition,

We are dropping the paywall on coronavirus news stories

Journalists work to keep readers informed. It’s our mission and our passion.

Every day in our newsroom, we make clear the complex stories that matter most to our community and readers. We dig for the truth, especially in times of misinformation, and present it in a timely and meaningful way.

Currently, our journalists are reporting the local impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that our journalism helps people make decisions and wade through the uncertainty that comes with challenging times.

And because of the public health implications of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are lifting our paywall and providing unlimited access to our stories about the virus.

This includes stories about closings and cancellations, medical repercussions, the decision-making processes of community leaders, and much more. We provide expert advice and tips about how best to deal with the impact of the virus.

You will see coronavirus content displayed high on our home page, as well as on the front page of our printed newspaper and the replica e-edition. Plus, we have a daily newsletter aggregating news you can use about COVID-19. Please sign up for this essential newsletter at /newsletters.

Accurate local news is critical; decisions are made and information is shared by community leaders that impact the lives of people. Journalists report these decisions and ask the tough questions on behalf of readers.

Are there issues we haven’t covered? Questions we haven’t answered? We want to hear from you. Local journalism doesn’t get done without your support. You also can join our efforts by becoming a member at www.wahoo-ashland-waverly.com.

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