While thousands have been infected, and have died across the world - Griffith is a small part of the world left relatively untouched by the coronavirus pandemic.
All the efforts the community went to protect themselves have proven to have helped keep us safe.
As of yesterday, we can begin to enjoy the fruits of our labour.
We can duck down to a cafe for a coffee with a friend, we can have small gatherings of not more than 10 people outside and we can even get to the pub for a beer and a parmi.
It's great news in what's been a rough year for the nation.
Unfortunately, the risk of infection has not ended simply because we've enjoyed a month without it.
We won't be free of the virus until an effective vaccine is developed and that means keeping our distance.
We can complain about the measures which have interrupted and disrupted our lives now that our part of the world is free - but only because we've put the work in.
So while we can head down to Banna Avenue for a cheeky latte it's important that we keep washing our hands, coughing into our elbows and keeping our distance.
Have a great weekend.