As our community enters year three of the covid pandemic, the rate of covid infection and hospitalization has risen to their highest levels ever. Your health care providers and hospitals are stretched to the limit, and need your help! Your county board of health and human services asks in the strongest way possible that every county resident wear a proper mask to reduce the high rate of covid infections, even if you have chosen not to wear a mask in the past. PLEASE wear a mask until the covid infection rate drops. We need everyone in the community to work together to get on top of this covid tsunami; by working together we will succeed.