Wearing a mask

Wearing a mask and regularly washing our hands is the best way for us to keep each other safe and the economy open.

If at least 80% of us mask up in enclosed spaces, or when sharing tight outdoor quarters, the transmission of COVID-19 can be greatly reduced.

It’s an act of kindness and responsibility, modeling good behavior for visitors and ensuring the health of our community.

When inside or when close to others … mask up.

Stand in solidarity with frontline workers.

For our elders. For our economy. For our community.

This editorial represents the opinion of the News&Guide’s editorial board: Johanna Love, Rebecca Huntington, Kevin Olson and Adam Meyer.

(3) comments

TERRENCE MILAN

It's like wearing a seatbelt. You don't need it all the time and sometimes it doesn't save you all of the time in an accident. But your chances in an accident are better if you just put the belt on. Some claim that seatbelts don't save lives, but people who go to accident scenes will tell you different. Some will also tell you it makes finding the body a lot easier.

Jeff Smith

More mask wearing sheep. Wearing something that doesn't prevent the wearer from getting the virus, but somehow prevents the wearer from infecting someone. Uh huh, riiiiiiiight.

James Smith

You should wear a mask bro - they help filter out the chemtrails.

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