From all of us here at Zoomba Group, our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone whose lives have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 virus.

I write this during an ongoing global pandemic, and the flow of information is unrelenting and coming from every imaginable corner as news organizations are working double-time to bring us the latest. Circumstances and available facts are changing hourly and it looks like this chaos may dominate our lives for a while before it abates.

For up-to-date information specific to the foodservice equipment and supplies industry, I encourage you to visit the FE&S website frequently (especially here.) Also, follow our social media channels (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn) to find current information on industry event cancellations, forced closings and governmental actions that affect the foodservice equipment and supplies supply chain. Although we are not a breaking news organization, Joe and the editorial team will continue to post and update our audience in the midst of a rapidly changing landscape. Our goal under these trying circumstances is to keep you up-to-date with the critical information that you need as it relates to your business.

All of us have seen disruptions both large and small to our daily lives. The long-term implications of these changes won’t be clear until we learn more about the toll that COVID-19 takes in the United States in the coming weeks and months. As events unfold, we will bring you the stories of courage, resilience and perseverance that are hallmarks of the hospitality industry.

In the meantime, wash your hands, practice wise social distancing, help your neighbor and let’s get through this together.