When you’re on your own, we are there with you

Published 2:20 pm Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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As the United States faces the worst public health crisis in a generation, we want you to know we are here for you — and with you.

Whatever happens, whenever it happens, your newspaper will be there for you. We’ll be there to let you know how our community is managing through this crisis — from business to government to the health care system and schools to the drastic impact on individuals and families.

And we’ll be there to let you know about the good and extraordinary things happening in the midst of this crisis — the city and nonprofit workers attending to the homeless community, the volunteers bringing food to elderly people who cannot leave their homes, the health workers putting themselves in harm’s way to care for the sick.

Amidst the sadness and anxiety, there are uplifting moments that remind us of the resilience of the human spirit, and we’ll be there to document those too.

“The decisions that I have made have not been easy,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said. “I’m fighting to save our people and I need every single person in Louisiana to be in this fight with me. We must flatten the curve in order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in our state. We’re not there yet. Everyone needs to follow the mitigation measures to minimize social contact and slow the spread.”

We are here to help you make sense of the situation and to help you navigate it.

Having fact-based, reliable reporting that provides public scrutiny and oversight is more important than ever. With the benefit of technology, we also can bring you the information as soon as it needs to get out to you. Be sure to follow our website at www.bogalusadailynews.com.

Together, across the decades, this newspaper and its readers have navigated horrific events — natural disasters, terrorism, financial downturns, periods of extreme political and societal division.

This challenge may ultimately be greater than any of those, but, rest assured, we’ll be here for you. Washington Parish is a resilient parish where people come together to build and rebuild. Let’s stick together, and we will come through this, too.


Look after each other,


Justin Schuver

Publisher and Editor