As a nurse practitioner, I have had the honor and privilege of caring for many of you in Dexter, Pleasant Hill, Lowell, Cottage Grove and Creswell. Over the past 35 years, I have stitched up your cut fingers, vaccinated hundreds of your children and helped many of you manage chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes or hypertension.
I can honestly say that I’ve never seen anything like COVID-19 in my career. I can also say that I’m proud to be an Oregonian, where our COVID numbers have been low . . .