Hi everyone,

We hope that you’ve been staying safe and healthy and are taking time to enjoy the summer. As you may have noticed, we’ve taken a temporary pause from posting on the Benton County COVID Connection during the summer, as we have gotten busy with other work. We intend to return to conducting interviews and we’re excited to begin posting to the site again soon.

In the meantime, we are continuing to practice social distancing and wearing masks to help contain the spread of COVID-19, and we hope you are too. The latest evidence shows that wearing a mask protects you as well as the people around you! Thanks for making our community a wonderful place to live. More soon!