Walking on beach

For the past 15 years, Oregon Coast TODAY has enthusiastically encouraged locals and visitors alike to do one thing above all else — get out of the house and connect with coastal culture.

That’s a difficult mission to square with current advice from federal and state government to essentially steer clear of people wherever possible.

The governor’s order restricting restaurants and bars to take-out orders only, plus the strong advice to other businesses and attractions to close their doors, will put an enormous strain on our service-focused economy.

To try and lessen that strain, we at Oregon Coast TODAY are waiving advertising costs for all our bar, restaurant and event-venue advertisers for the four-week duration of the governor’s order. We hope that you will continue to try and support these businesses in any way you can, whether that means ordering food or drinks to go; or buying gift certificates to redeem when things finally get back to normal.

Some of our advertisers, such as grocery stories and healthcare providers, will be on the front lines of this crisis. As you engage with these folks, please be mindful of the strain they are under. Be patient, be respectful and, above all, be kind.

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These are great words for the entire community OCT covers. Any form of press or media is vital in times of struggle and crisis. For the almost one year of my column, Deep Dive with Paul Haeder, I have received dozens of kudos not just for my work, but for OCT running the work. Informed, poignant, revealing, amazing, thoughtful, community-minded, interesting and fun are just some of the words associated with my column. Look at those words, and then take it to the 10th power. That's what OCT has been for 15 years. I hope revenue for the OCT stays steady. There are ways people can advertise -- any sort of outreach or news or unique ways of doing business in these days of Covid 19. Keep on publishing another 15 years! Oregon Coast events, happenings, news, insights, business opportunities, enlightenments are part and parcel Oregon Coast Today's vision!

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