UPDATE: Publishing of print edition of The Sentinel to continue
After carefully reviewing all factors involved, the leadership of the Upper Dauphin Sentinel has decided to continue print publication of the newspaper for the foreseeable future.
The newspaper had announced in its March 24 edition that it would provide only a digital version beginning March 31 to prioritize employee health and safety in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.
Since earlier in the week, the Sentinel has taken even more steps to protect its employees and to enable them to produce the print version of the newspaper at a time when people in our communities need reliable information. More staff members are working from home, distances between the few in-office staff members have been increased, and special protections are being taken by those delivering the newspaper to the post offices and point-of-sale locations.
“I realize we all have a lot of stress and anxiety about the COVID-19 virus. The Sentinel will do its best to provide quality information to our readers, while doing all we can to ensure the safety of our employees,” said Ben Kocher, publisher of the newspaper.
Sentinel leaders will continue to evaluate the situation, always prioritizing the health and safety of our employees and then considering our obligations to our readers.