A note from the editor: During uncertain times, The Salt Lake Tribune is here for you

( Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Salt Lake Tribune Editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce

Dear readers,

We find ourselves in uncharted and unsettling territory.

The spread of the coronavirus is moving rapidly and stories about how to prevent infection, when to get tested, restrictions on public events and travel, policies from elected officials and much more are dominating news coverage.

During crises like these, the role and responsibility of journalists take on a heightened importance and at The Salt Lake Tribune, we take our ethical duties very seriously. We are working hard to deliver the most up-to-date, reliable information we can to our readers.

I want to thank you for realizing that. Many of you have taken time to share our stories with your friends, send in news tips and email thank you notes for our work. It means the world to our newsroom, and we’re grateful for your trust.

As you may know, we’re providing free access to our coronavirus coverage during this critical period, and I hope you’ll take advantage of the wealth of information that’s available at sltrib.com, including:

• Daily, up-to-date coverage with local and national stories at sltrib.com

• A page with all of our coronavirus stories in one place.

• An ongoing list of local closures and cancellations.

Questions and answers about the virus.

We want to hear from you about how the virus is affecting you, story ideas and feedback about our coverage. Keep reaching out to us via our tip line.

We remain committed to providing you fact-based reporting and stories that matter, now and always. On behalf of the entire newsroom, thank you for supporting high-quality local journalism. We’re all in this together.