Dear Urban Plains Reader,

Here at Urban Plains, we seek to produce content that celebrates the Midwestern experience. While our staff come from all over the United States, we’ve each made a home in the rolling plains and friendly cities that make up this unique region of our country. As the spread of COVID-19 continues to affect our communities and those far from the Midwest, we hope to be a source of information, entertainment, and positivity. To protect the health and well-being of our community and slow the spread of COVID-19, the Urban Plains staff is working remotely, sheltering in place, and practicing social distancing. 

As a staff, we will be working hard in the coming weeks and months to continue delivering high-quality stories about the Midwest and beyond to our audience. We hope to be a place to find peace of mind, and a platform to document our experiences during this unprecedented time. We will continue to share the stories, videos, podcasts, photos, and other content we always have — just from a safe social distance. 

Thank you for continuing to follow and support Urban Plains as we work to showcase the beauty of the Midwest and beyond. We hope our content offers insight and positivity to our readers, and we’re grateful for your continued support. Wishing good health to you all.

— UP Staff