Compass for 3/14/2020

As the nation and the world move into emergency mode to try to slow the spread of the potentially lethal COVID-19 coronavirus, we talk again this week with Jefferson County Public Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke about the local response to the pandemic on the Olympic Peninsula where, despite the fact there is thus far no evidence of community spread of the disease, events from church services to dances at the Grange to author readings are being cancelled, and grocery shelves being emptied of hand sanitizer and toilet paper as people prepare to hunker down and self-isolate for the long run.

This Compass was originally broadcast at noon on Saturday, March 14, and will be repeated with updates on Monday, March 16 at noon and 5pm after the calendar. In coming weeks, the KPTZ News Team will be focused on bringing reliable, up-to-date coverage of the local effects of the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic.