To the editor:

Summer is upon us and the state will be opening up. The vulnerable will be walking among us and social distancing will probably deteriorate.

Everyone would like to be a hero and save a life. Wearing a mask in public places, especially indoors, can do that if you are an unwitting carrier of our uninvited guest.

Be a hero and wear your mask. It is not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign you care.

Terence Kennedy, M.D.

Alexandria, MN