The West Park Times is going digital, in a way…
While we do expect our beloved print paper to return to stores in the future, right now, our priorities are keeping residents safe while reducing the spread of COVID, as well as helping our local business owners in any way possible.
A while ago, the West Park Times contacted the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), to confirm how long the virus can live on surfaces.
We were told it can live on cardboard for 24 hours, but according to this source, the coronavirus is capable of living on paper surfaces for an estimated four days.
According to the CDC’s website: “The primary and most important mode of transmission for COVID-19 is through close contact from person-to-person. Based on data from lab studies on COVID-19 and what we know about similar respiratory diseases, it may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this isn’t thought to be the main way the virus spreads.”
In short, we don’t want to put our readers at risk – not one bit. And, we don’t want to place stacks in stores and places that might act as another obstacle for store owners to contend with.
But, we’re still here to deliver accurate news to the people of West Park. Sign up for our bi-monthly newsletter online by visiting the westparktimes.com and entering your email address into the pop-up subscribe box. If this isn’t your thing, feel free to visit us at our social media pages, which include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and coming soon, TikTok!