State Rep. Andi Clifford: COVID-19 Has Infected Members Of My Family

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By Rep. Andi Clifford (D-Riverton)

My family has been infected with COVID-19, personally reminding us that our actions affect the well-being of others.

As we learn things about it, from an entirely different view, it is showing us where we have weaknesses in our decisions as a family.

It has shown us how critical it is to always take into account the “whole” family.

As we recover, we recognize sustaining our quality of life requires an increasingly long-term perspective often conflicting with our need to want to go back to the way things were.

It’s been a wake-up call and it is very important that we learn our lessons.

Thankfully, right now, no one is really sick, some have had symptoms but nothing life threatening.

We appreciate the healthcare workers and contact tracers for all they do for our communities.

We are lucky to have friends and relatives who have helped in one way or another.

We pray for all those infected by this virus and especially for those who have lost their lives to this virus and their families. Hohou.

Note: Rep. Clifford’s comments first appeared on Facebook. Here are some of the 102 responses she received:

Bonnie Washakie – Prayers to all of you may we all listen to your wise words and wear our masks and wash our hands. Thank you Andi for all you do for us.

Alicia Roman Espinoza– Living in a multi-generational home has its disadvantages but the upside is you always have family around. Prayers for everyone’s recovery.

Scott Ratliff – I am so sad to here this so thankful of your wise words. Peace stay with you all. (Ratliff is a former State Representative.)

Julie Hermanyhorses – Prayers for recoveries. Thank you for sharing your experiences. The more information that is shared, the more knowledge for the community to learn from.

Wendy Volk-Sending virtual healing hugs from Cheyenne! You and your family are in our thoughts. #WyomingStrong.

Mary Tafoya– Prayers For Us All …Our Arapaho Tribe….Especially The Sacred….The New Grandbabies…All My Relations….We Are All Related…Ha Hou.

Kati Saw– Thank you for sharing this Andi. It’s sometimes difficult to make decisions in this situation

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