A note from the publisher

The Daily Herald responds to the COVID-19 outbreak.

To our readers:

In a few short weeks, our world has changed. Today, we are facing unprecedented challenges as the world fights COVID-19.

Trusted local news has never been more important. At The Daily Herald and heraldnet.com, our journalists are on the front lines, bringing you the most up-to-date information and breaking news.

To help the citizens of Snohomish County in this time of crisis, we have lifted our “paywall” to give essential news to the greatest number of people. This allows full access to stories online about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, free of charge. If you are a subscriber, you have access not only to this information, but to all of our other content online as well.

We are also proud that our advertisers have chosen us as the way to connect with you about what they are doing during these unprecedented circumstances.

But, like many other local businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic is exerting financial pressures on The Daily Herald we’ve never before experienced.

As a result, we’ve had to make some tough decisions, including temporarily reducing the size of our staff.

Soon, you’ll see more changes.

Beginning Monday, the newspaper will be printed in one section, except for Tuesdays and Thursdays, when you’ll still get your Food and Drink and A&E-TV sections, and Sunday, which will not change.

Every day, you’ll still get news, sports, features, editorials, comics, crosswords, puzzles and plenty more.

Our priority in making these changes has been to preserve our ability to perform our public service mission and keep our community informed during these difficult days.

We hope that you value the critical role and support us in this important mission by becoming a subscriber today. To become a home delivery print subscriber, visit heraldnet.com and click on SUBSCRIBE.

To stop the spread of COVID-19, our teams are working remotely so it may take more time than usual to reach us. We thank you for your patience.

Thank you for your support of The Daily Herald. We wish all the best to you in this difficult time.

Josh O’Connor


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