Letter from Cherokeean's publisher

March 17, 2020

Friends, family and neighbors,

Many of us in Chreokee County are feeling the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as updates change almost hourly. Our local schools are closed through the end of the week, maybe longer; our grocery stores are working hard to keep shelves stocked; restaurants and fast food establishments are closing their dining rooms and offering to-go options only. Our local businesses, which are the heart of our community, are feeling the financial impact. Texas has felt its first loss due to the virus with the death of a man in Matagorda County.

The good news is that people are recovering and, as of today, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our county. As we transverse this pandemic, the Cherokeean Herald will be with you throughout it all. Our team is diligently working to keep you informed and updated by bringing you the latest information as it affects our county and region.

In an effort to keep as many people informed as possible, the Cherokeean is publishing stories to our website, www.thecherokeean.com, under the Health tab and to our Facebook page. These press releases and updates are available to everyone, regardless of their subscription status.

You are our family, friends, neighbors and co-workers, and in times such as these we need to watch out for each other. If we pull together as a community we can get through these uncertain times. You can count on the Cherokeean to be there for you, to bring you the latest news and updates that matter most to your family.

On behalf of the Cherokeean staff, I want to say thank you for your continuous support of local journalism.

Sincerely,

Josie Fox, Publisher



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