I don't understand. Just put it on.

Sometimes I will be walking, wearing a mask and think I'm an extra in a sci-fi movie. A bad movie. But it's reality. We are in the midst of a global pandemic with no vaccine. Over 400,000 people have died worldwide, over 100,000 of those here in the U.S.

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In Maine, we have lost 100 Mainers to the disease. Despite that number, it's low in comparison to other states. Just a 100 miles south in Massachusetts, they've had over 7,400 deaths.

Part of how we've kept the number low comes with being safe. Staying home, social distancing and wearing a mask. You are required to wear a mask in every store you go into, and yet - there they are people without masks. In the grocery store, in the convenient store, in the big box store...some people have no mask on.

I'm gonna say this once:

WEAR A DAMN MASK!

Seriously...do you think we like wearing a mask? We don't. They are hot, they itch and sneezing in one will ruin a day. But it's what we have to do. It's to protect people. It's to keep people from getting a virus that we have no vaccine for.

So please...put it on. Do something, because there is simply no excuse.