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Join thousands of our fellow Tucsonans and Southern Arizona residents in a healthy discussion of how we're all dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak in TucsonSentinel.com's TUCSON CORONAVIRUS UPDATES group on Facebook.
The group, which already includes nearly 9,000 members (and counting!), is run and moderated by the staff of TucsonSentinel.com, our community volunteers and other experts and journalists from the area. As Southern Arizona reacts to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've created this community for readers to share their stories and questions and to keep up with the latest reporting from TucsonSentinel.com, important national news organizations, and local authorities.
In this group you can ask reporters questions, tell stories about how your family, friends and workplaces are reacting to the virus, and share resources with members.
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THIS SHOULD BE MORE THAN an additional general news feed. LOCAL relevance and context is important. If you're sharing information and links, comment on why you think it's important for people to know and let them know how they can use it to inform people in their own social networks.
PLEASE DON'T post polls, petitions and political calls to action — there are other venues for that. Please do share links to information sources, rather than screenshots.
PLEASE DO indicate when you're sharing your opinion. Don't state your personal assessment or prediction as a fact. Because, frankly, it isn't.
PLEASE DON'T make authoritative pronouncements about subjects in which you're not knowledgeable. This isn't a time to play instant expert.
BEFORE YOU SHARE A LINK, check to see if the story has already been posted in here. We can have more informative conversations if the comments aren't scattered across 13 shares of the same thing ; )
Posts or comments that break the guidelines in the judgment of the management will be DELETED. Thanks for your understanding, Karen, but customer service is just a little busy right now. You can file a complaint later. We'll get right to it, promise.
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Be safe. Be well. Wash your hands. Stay at home as much as you can; don't be a vector. Don't hoard things, so others go without. Don't panic-buy; those grocery workers are doing their best and working hard. Wash your hands. Wave at people but don't walk up to them. Be kind to one another.
And Stay The F Home. Really.