The state’s COVID-19 test positivity rate—averaging roughly 0.5 percent—is the lowest in the nation. And surveys suggest a general adherence to public health advice on mask wearing and social distancing, even in outdoor spaces such as hiking trails. They took heed of public health folks, took our advice to heart. I was part of a large team there, and I learned a lot about the politics of epidemics and the resistance public health experts face. Because in public health, our first and most important job is to get the people behind us.