Keep your mask on. It’s been a whole year now since this pandemic started, and here in the United States, it still isn’t over. Just because it’s been a year, doesn’t mean we still can’t spread covid. Wearing a mask when you are in a public place or when around people you don’t live with is still important at this point in time. Some countries like New Zealand already are able to lift their mask mandate in certain areas. Recently in New Zealand’s largest city Auckland, they lifted all mask mandates after having 0 locally transmitted cases of coronavirus reported for two weeks. This city is one of the many places that serve as proof for mask wearing mandates being effective, and wearing a mask is the quickest way to get everything back to normal while we wait for the vaccines to become more common. If you want to help in the fight against covid, I simply ask that you keep your mask on.