Welch News Staff Self-Quarantine Out of Abundance of Caution

While exhibiting no symptoms, a member of our small team was tested today for COVID-19 after a known exposure and expects results early next week.

Knowing we have been in our office together all week, our team feels it to be in the community’s best interest that we self-quarantine this weekend as we await the results.

We know some of our readers probably expected live coverage of the ongoing Coalfield Heritage Festival in Welch and we apologize that we cannot make that happen this year.

With the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, we feel responsible to eliminate any chance of contributing to the spread. We anticipate a normal operating schedule next week. Any changes, if necessary, will be announced.