The current situation

The COVID-19 pandemic is devastating. It threatens millions of lives and the welfare of our society as a whole. We’ve all heard about social distancing, and hopefully you are practicing it. But social distancing, while important, can only do so much to keep the virus from spreading.

It’s possible that the virus may continue to spread into the late spring and summer months, unless major steps are taken locally.
Care facilities will likely be overwhelmed when sick people continue showing up in emergency rooms in high numbers.
Even more concerning, care providers may very well become infected in greater numbers, which will make it more difficult to protect and care for those who are ill.