USA TODAY launches special section dedicated to the nation’s health amid coronavirus outbreak

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USA TODAY, part of Gannett Co., Inc., has launched a special daily section focused on COVID-19 news and information. The new section, Nation’s Health, will be a standing section inside the USA TODAY print and e-edition newspapers and will appear on digital platforms as well.

The special section will also be emailed to subscribers of Gannett’s local news publications. Gannett has journalists reporting from all 50 states on the scope of and reaction to the crisis. This section aggregates the best of that content, with updates on testing, confirmed cases, mitigation, closures, cancellations and the new normal for America.

In the past 30 days, USA TODAY has had more than 100 million views of its coronavirus stories, videos, graphics and photo galleries.

In addition, USA TODAY has:

  • Launched a coronavirus newsletter, its readership growing to more than 90,000 subscribers in the past two weeks. In addition, many of Gannett’s local properties will be launching newsletters specifically focused on the communities they serve.
  • Enabled app users to “follow” coronavirus content for ease in finding the latest stories.
  • Published tailored coronavirus content across all social platforms, including TikTok that now has more than 420K followers.

“In this moment of national crisis, it is more vital than ever to elevate fact and rapidly debunk myth and misinformation,” said Maribel Perez Wadsworth, Gannett’s news division president and publisher of USA TODAY. “We are committed to helping our readers and the nation navigate the looming health and economic threats with access to the latest expert guidance and recommendations.”

The Nation’s Health section can be found online at coronavirus.usatoday.com.

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