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Confusion about masks?

On Monday, November 16, I went grocery shopping at the Rosauers on Third Ave. I was upset to see a young man shopping in the vegetable department not wearing a mask. Buying groceries for the week, I walked down most aisles in the store. I saw two more mask cheaters, (masks pulled down under their nose).

At checkout I asked why this was allowed? I was told that these people needed to buy essential items. So then I asked, “How do you respond if someone is smoking in the aisles of the store, or not wearing shoes or a shirt in the store?” Well, they’re escorted out of store! So how is not wearing a mask in the grocery store (in accordance to our new virus restrictions) any different? My checkout staff said, “These are confusing times.”

Hmmm. I’m not confused. Are you?

Barbara T. Clapp

Spokane


 

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