I am writing to ask that you extend the mask mandate that is currently set to expire on 1/18. I believe it is imperative as we are learning about this new, more contagious strain of Covid-19 that has now been found as close as Minnesota! We are all tired, but we MUST stay vigilant! Our numbers are looking good and the masks are key to those numbers! Please, extend the mandate so that we can hope to keep this new strain under control.
Masks may not prevent all spread, but certainly help. If one does get sick, the viral load should be less, therefore lessening the severity of the symptoms and illness, itself. Let's not go backward.