After two months of serving as the one-stop shop for local information on COVID-19, DaviessCountycovid-19.com will be shuttered the end of the month.
Started at the end of March in an effort to serve as a clearing house for all things coronavirus related, the website garnered thousands of views over the course of the last eight weeks.
Now that restrictions are being lifted by Governor Eric Holcomb, information on the novel coronavirus being sent in has declined leading to the decision to end the website.
Sponsored by the United Way of Daviess County, Terri Kelso Insurance, Ketcham Memorial, Daviess County Economic Development Corporation and Daviess Community Hospital, Times Herald News Editor Lindsay Owens said all COVID-19 information that is sent to the newsroom will still be posted to the Times Herald website and social media accounts.
"The COVID-19 website has served us well over the last several weeks," said Owens. "Although the website is shuttering, we will still be sharing all the COVID-19 information with the community through our print edition, website and social media."
The resource, United Way of Daviess County Executive Director Zella Taylor said, has been an important asset to the community.
"UWDC would like to thank the Washington Times Herald for putting together such a valuable resource for us and for Daviess County," said Taylor. "This page allowed UWDC to provide much needed updates and grant opportunities while being available. It has also acted as a highlight in a much larger grant we are applying for. This site has shown community collaboration and partnership at it's finest. I can't say thank you enough for your support."