Let your conscience be your guide on masks

| September 15, 2020 1:00 AM

A few years ago, when I was a little younger, I would tell my fellow worker, “Be careful around me. You may get an ulcer. I don’t have one myself, but I am a carrier.”

I relate this to today’s controversy about masking. As I understand it, we can carry that virus around for two weeks or more without knowing we have it. During that time we can pass it on to others.  That makes for a carrier. The best way to do that is to talk. Talking means facing a person. The best way to prevent passing the virus on to another is to wear a mask, whether you are talking to that person or someone else who is nearby. To prevent the spread of this virus wear that mask unless you are talking to someone you don’t get along with. Let your conscience be your guide.

LARRY O. SMITH

Sandpoint