Fresh Faces, Fewer Tools: Meet the New Bosses Fighting Covid
November 3, 2021
VIRGINIA CITY, Mont. - Emilie Sayler's roots run deep in southwestern Montana. She serves on a nearby town council and the board of the local Little League. She went to college in a neighboring county and regularly volunteers in the schools of her three kids.
Just a few months into her new job as public health director for Madison County, she had hoped that those local connections might make a difference, that the fewer than 10,000 residents spread out across this agricultural region would see her familiar face and support her efforts to curtail the covid-19 pandemic raging here.