The mental, physical and personal stresses that our health care providers have endured over the past 4 months has been tremendous.

The constant of being on high alert night and day is starting to take its toll. You can see this in their eyes and on their faces.

They not only have to worry about their patients but follow workers, their own families and the community’s wellbeing.

Presently, there is no end in sight of them being able to go back to a normal working and home environment any time soon.

Even as heroes they have their limits. These are a special breed of humans that have gone above and beyond anyone’s expectations.

It is imperative, more than ever, for every one of us to listen and follow the directives of the medical experts in order to mitigate this time frame as quickly as humanly possible.

Keith Sheldrick, Almonte