To the editor: 

To all Halifax County residents,

I would like to thank all of you for the outstanding job that you are doing in keeping with the guidance from President Trump and Gov. Ralph Northam. It is very important to all of us that we do the best we can to make sure we are complying with what is asked of all us during these difficult times. 

Secondly, I thank all of the providers for working together to make sure that our county and government is continuing to keep everyone safe. It is imperative we practice safe distancing, washing of our hands, and looking out for our neighbors. 

Thirdly, please purchase what you need and think about others who need the same product. It has been reported that we have enough food; and it is important to all of us not to unnecessarily stockpile items during these pressing times. 

Lastly, I want to thank our employers, police departments, local agencies and our medical departments for the excellent job that you are doing within the county. Please remember, if everyone follows the suggested preventative practices we will get through this as quickly as possible; and please continue to look out for those less fortunate than you. God Bless. 

Hubert Pannell

Chairman of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors