How COVID 19 will Effect 8Bit/Digi

To our Readers and Bay Area Gamers

8Bit/Digi has prided itself in showcasing everything that happens in the gaming community and industry of the Bay Area. But like with all aspects of life in our community, the COVID 19 outbreak has had an impact.

Our beloved home of Santa Clara County alone has had 79 confirmed cases and 1 death. Meanwhile San Mateo County has had 20 confirmed cases and 0 deaths. San Francisco has 23 confirmed cases and 0 deaths. Alameda County has had 7 confirmed cases and 0 deaths. Contra Costa County has had 25 confirmed cases and 0 deaths. Santa Cruz County has had 7 confirmed cases and 0 deaths. The Sacramento area has had 7 confirmed cases and 1 death.

With so many events being canceled or pushed back till the summer, we too will have to make some changes. For the well being of our staff and freelancers, we will not be covering any event during the month of March or early April.

All that we ask from our readers is to do your part. Please practice good hygiene, avoid large gatherings and see your doctor if you show any symptoms. Please do not organize your own alternative events and please avoid going out unless necessary. There is so much we wanted to do this month but we have to think about our own wellbeing along with that of everyone.

8Bit/Digi will continue reporting on upcoming events and announcements regarding the video game community of the Bay Area. This also includes any cancellations for the month to help you out.

Stan Rezaee
Founder and Editor of 8Bit/Digi


Author: Stan Rezaee

Stan Rezaee is the founder and Editor of 8Bit/Digi. He is a journalist and gamer from the Bay Area who has been writing about the medium for over five years.