HHHS CEO Carolyn Plummer speaks to an audience at the Haliburton hospital Jan. 26 during an announcement of funding from the Local Health Integration Network. JENN WATT Staff

Wear a mask when you’re out

To the Editor

It has become abundantly clear that the most effective positive immediate efforts the general public can make to help stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus are: wash your hands respect social distancing outside of your household “bubble” and … wear a mask. Yet we still see so many people out and about in circumstances that don’t easily permit a six-foot perimeter not wearing a mask. What part of this do people not get? Perhaps the “recommendation” to wear a mask is not strong enough. Seat belts are not a recommendation nor are speed limits or “no smoking” regulations.

Everyone has seen a “no shirt no shoes … no service” sign. Perhaps the directive needs to be better understood by all. “Everyone on these premises must wear a mask. This includes customers and staff.” Period!

Sean Pennylegion