The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos related to the coronavirus pandemic this week:

  • Bravo to those people who are doing their part to help control the spread of the coronavirus with such actions as social distancing and suspending or canceling group activities of 10 or more. We're all in this situation together and we help not only ourselves but others by listening to government officials who are working in our best interests to slow the spread of this disease.
  • Bravo to local businesses that are continuing to operate in these challenging times. It's important for residents to support those businesses, whether it's by ordering a meal to go, going through a drive-thru, picking up groceries and patronizing other businesses that remain open. Businesses that must reduce hours of operations or close at this time are also important and valued in our community.
  • Bravo to the Jamestown Public School District for providing meals for students - and adults for a fee - starting this week even though classes are not being held in the schools. Judging by the first day, Thursday, March 19 - more than 230 cold breakfasts and lunches were given out - there is a need for these meals and it's heartening that students are taking advantage of the opportunity.
  • Bravo to medical personnel who are at the forefront of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. They are a critical component in fighting this pandemic and we are grateful for their dedication to helping others not only at this time but all the time.

And other bravos this week:

  • Bravo to Rachel Schiele and Haley Nelson of Jamestown High School, who were chosen for the first-team all-state gymnastics team by the state’s coaches. And bravo to Julia Skari, who earned second-team all-state recognition.
  • Bravo to the Jamestown/Valley City Prowl hockey team, which won the North Dakota Bantam B state championship last weekend in Bismarck. The Prowl defeated Bismarck White 3-1 in the title game.

  • Bravo to Boden Skunberg of Jamestown High School, who was named one of seven finalists for the 2020 North Dakota Mr. Basketball award. The award is presented to the top high school senior player in the state, as voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. This year’s winner will be announced on March 27.

Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board.