Letter to the Editor

Dear community

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Spencer Hospital and other area health care providers are engaged in an unprecedented effort to serve the community in the face of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

You can best support local health care professionals — some who are your friends and neighbors — by practicing social distancing. With the exception of essential life activities, such as grocery shopping or significant medical activities, please stay home.

Some in public life are suggesting it’s time to reconsider the necessity of social distancing. Reject that.

Rather, listen to public health experts who uniformly agree that social distancing is our best chance to to beat back COVID-19.

Please stay home. Social distancing will save lives. Perhaps someone you know ... maybe someone you love.

— Bill Bumgarner, Spencer Hospital President