It’s a simple, common sense precaution


Anderson County had 37 new Covid cases in the last three days.

That is more than we had in the first three months! All indications are this trend will get much worse if nothing is done to slow it down.

Governor Lee has just issued an executive order giving counties the authority to require masks inside businesses and public buildings.

This simple, common-sense move would cost absolutely nothing and by slowing down the spread could save lives, allow schools to open, and keep businesses from being shut down again.

This is not a political issue, but a public health and economic issue.

I, and many people I know, have been slowly starting to do more business at local shops – but in the face of this spread, most will not do business in places where masks are not required.

Our state and local leaders need to address this issue immediately for the sake of our health and local economy.

Myron Iwanski

Oak Ridge