I have heard some complain about proposed laws that would require citizens to wear masks during COVID. I have not heard a single person complain about so-called public indecency laws, which prohibit the exposure of certain body parts in public — even though these laws infringe on our freedom to dress (or undress) in public as we see fit. It seems to me that laws about masks and clothing both serve to protect our citizens. In the case of public indecency laws, you're protected from seeing parts of my body you don't want to see (please trust me on this). With masks, I'm better protected from the possibility that you could unknowingly transmit a potentially fatal virus to me.

Come on, people. This is about the common good. Please wear a mask.

Ken Roach, Salt Lake City