The changes effective today are very limited.
When we begin to reopen, we will all need to accept continued personal responsibility for controlling the spread of COVID-19.
Even with the sacrifices we have all made, COVID-19 patients needing intensive care would have over-taxed the system but for the efforts of hospital leaders and the Governor and his team to build hospital bed capacity to meet the surge.
I am fundamentally optimistic about our future because I see that most of us do understand that we are in difficult and uncertain times. That realism is what will get us through.
The results of my second COVID-19 Check-in Survey show continued public resolve to defeat the virus.
We should all be wearing improvised cloth masks when we go out in public places, to reduce our risk of catching COVID and our risk of transmitting COVID.