Through Science to Health was a little different today. Co-hosts KPTZ DJ Chris Bricker and Lynn Sorensen, RN were in the studio together at the KPTZ station for the first time in over one year for this broadcast. The discussion and commentary around the COVID-19 pandemic continues with some forecasted optimism regarding vaccination rates but also the ongoing risk for unmasked, unvaccinated populations. Locally, Jefferson County Health Officer Dr Tom Locke issued a directive on May 17 reiterating that some of the protective mandates, such as masking when going indoors to public businesses, are in effect. The directive can be read in full on the Jefferson County website.