When we all wear masks and take COVID-19 precautions, we take care of each other. After several months of rising cases, hospitalizations and deaths, Alaska, is starting to see a decline in virus spread in many regions of Alaska, including Sitka. This shows that the sacrifices we are making are working. Our actions to protect ourselves and others make a difference. However, now is not the time to let our guard down – not yet. There is much reason for hope, between this news and the first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine last week, but we need to stay strong! “When we let up on the brakes, then we start to see cases rise quickly,” says Dr. Anne Zink. The end of this pandemic is in sight – let’s get there together!