Most everyone wants opportunities for work, learning, recreation, worship, social events and other aspects of our lives to be available safely.

That’s easy to wish for. Making it happen during a pandemic is anything but simple.

Still, governments, businesses, organizations and individuals here in Ketchikan are making the effort, developing protocols and making adjustments to enable a whole range of opportunities to proceed.

Among the recent examples are the ArtsCool theater productions that occurred this past weekend at the Ketchikan High School auditorium.

The productions resulted from an intense effort by First City Players to develop an ArtsCool program that incorporated coronavirus mitigation measures. The measures were in place all the way through to this weekend’s shows.

Easy? No. But it was the only way that the ArtsCool opportunity was going to be available this year, and First City Players worked to make it happen.

It’s similar to how the Gateway Recreation Center put together its summer camp program for youth, and the Ketchikan Little League played ball this summer. It’s how a host of other governments, businesses, organizations and individuals have worked to keep things moving during the past six months.

Ketchikan can appreciate the effort — and the opportunities that result. Until the pandemic subsides, this is how we can best proceed, step by step, with great care.