I feel sick. Not because of any virus, but because of the toll this is taking on local health care providers, businesses, churches and hundreds of local events. That said, it’s time for all of us to step back and take a deep breath.

If it wasn’t real before, the coronavirus pandemic got real for all of us Monday when Governor Pete Ricketts on Monday limited public gatherings to no more than 10 people in an effort to keep the virus from spreading. Most people took the limit in stride, but there were some who aren’t heeding the advice because of disruptions it might create in their lives.

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