By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette

Since March 13, 2020, the world as we’ve known it has changed.

The current United States administration declared a national emergency regarding the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), requiring states and counties across the nation to adapt and take preventative health measures to respond to this global pandemic. No part of the United States remained unaffected, including shelter in place requirements for Corsicana.

Nationally and locally, have attempted to reopen in phases with varying degrees of success. As of August, historic and record high confirmed cases have been problematic for states such as Texas have been commonplace. The subject of wearing a protective mask has become its own political battleground.

Regardless, as the old adage states: “The show must go on.” Current news and events continue to happen, and people still have a need to be informed about their community.

During this uncertain timeline, the Navarro County Gazette plans to highlight current events and residents around town. With annual events canceled, from holiday gatherings to sporting events, shows, concerts, and gathering in large groups, our focus will start with resident spotlights, business features, history pieces, and individual stories of your friends and neighbors.

With the pandemic still creating new and active cases each day, we will be covering updates as they affect the community locally. We will be approaching this coverage from a medical and scientific perspective designed to protect the best interests of the people who live here. The number one goal is to share information that will keep people safe and healthy.

This is an unprecedented time in history, and will be documented accordingly. Texas is a proud and resilient state used to writing its own story. With time, work, and unity, our home will overcome this challenge as well.

Corsicana’s cows wear their masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo – Guy Chapman

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