Kenneth Johnson, a senior demographer at the Carsey School, says that rural people tend to be more interconnected with their neighbors. Massachusetts Senator Eric Lesser believes that this will help to carry rural Massachusetts through these hard times. However, no matter how high moral may be, rural Mass. still has cause for concern due to their lack of resources. Lesser worries about the region's health care system particularly as it relates to a population that tends to be older and more at -risk for COVID-19.