About that mask thing...

About the mask thing. It is NOT a law to wear a mask, only a suggestion.

If you wear one that’s fine, if you don’t, that’s fine too. Do not tattle on people who don’t wear masks, just stay 6 feet away from them, and don’t bother law enforcement with it, they have too many other problems to deal with right now.

Freedom equals Free Will.

I choose to wear one, but I don’t shame those who don’t, it’s their choice. Why does state government think it’s OK to allow riots without masks but say “you better wear masks” to lawful people who just want to shop?

Don’t be a “karen.” Go to California if you want to tattle on those who don’t wear masks.

See, that’s what the socialists want you to do, tattle on others, just like that cruel dictator did in Germany, Russia, and other communist-, socialist-ruled nations. Don’t fall for it, it is NOT an American value. Freedom is, and freedom lives on in America still.

Yes, follow the laws, but wearing a mask is NOT a law, only a suggestion, just stay 6 feet away, the mask doesn’t matter, or don’t go shopping, just order online and have items delivered. Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill, that’s what socialists do.

Judy Radley

Le Roy

EDITOR’S NOTE: The requirement to wear a mask is a law. On March 2, 2020, the state Legislature passed Senate Bill S7919 which gives the governor the authority to issue by executive order any directive necessary to respond to a state disaster emergency. The legislation backs the executive orders with the force of law unless repealed, modified by the state Legislature, or overturned in court.

Those executive orders include:

n 202.16 (effective April 15): For all essential businesses or entities, any employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public. Businesses must provide, at their expense, such face coverings for their employees;

n 202.17 (effective April 17): Any individuals over age two and able to medically tolerate a face-covering shall be required to wear a mask when in public and unable to maintain, or when not maintaining, social distance;

n 202.18 (effective April 17): Any individuals over age two and able to medically tolerate a face-covering must wear a mask while utilizing or driving public transportation or private transportation carriers or other for-hire vehicles;

n 202.34 (effective May 29): allows business operators and building owners to deny admittance to individuals who are not wearing masks.

To read the text of the legislation, go to https://tinyurl.com/ydx9lzy2

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