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While he feels athletes and celebrities generally get attention and praise, Gale said the county learned over the past couple weeks who they truly value on a daily basis to protect their society, including police, EMS, fire, 9-1-1 call center workers, and healthcare personnel, such as doctors and hospital staff.
But he also took care to thank a few other groups.
"The men and women that work in supermarkets, farmers that produce food, factory workers that package and distribute that food," Gale listed, "our truck drivers that transport those goods and services and food to our communities."
According to Gale, county officials are doing all they can to make sure those workers have all they need to do their jobs. "Everyone has been great to work with druring this time," he said. "Please make sure they have the respect they deserve, that we learn from this and to keep them in their prayers."