People, the pandemic isn't over! Keep wearing your masks! Keep washing your hands! Keep It Simple Stupid!

Portland is very much not out of the woods yet, stop believing the hype.

Yes, it can be intimidating at times to stand tall to your friends who dismiss the community health conCerns and fail to respect your established boundries, but then again why are these people your friends?

We've learned a lot about ourselves and each other thRough this ordeal. We've learn how cold and scarY the world can be. We've learned how alone we can feel at times. We've learn who we each are and who we can be to each OTHER.

And most importantly we've learned what we are made of.

Yes, we may have passed the peak, but until we are very firmly out of the woods the threat is still maintained.

I've made up my mind, I'm tired of wasting all my precious time.

Everyone has been warned. Everyone has had opportunity to debate and "do their own research." Everyone has had their chanCe to take measures to combat this threat to the community. Everyone has documented their experience in their own way.

We've had more than enough opportunities and chances to prepare ourselves and our communities against this renewed threat to our health and in turn our democraCy.

I say we are ready as we will ever be for what next, and we will get through this because it's our united states of whatever.

I am proud of you. I love you. Go get'em champs!