Americans from coast to coast hunkered down to stop the spread of the virus. Office workers, including my staff here in Washington, adapted to work from home.
But not all Americans can do their jobs from home. Many must work away from home to provide essential services for our communities.
I’m talking about workers who harvest, process and deliver our food.
The crews who provide sanitation services and keep our communications, transportation and energy grids running around-the-clock.
America’s postal workers and truck drivers who deliver mail and transport goods across the country.
The grocery store clerks and factory workers who make toilet paper, diapers and consumer products we can’t live without.
On behalf of Iowans and the rest of America, I thank the front line workers who are on the job, working away from home, in the line of duty.
Thank you for your service and sacrifice.