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Retailers and grocery stores are fearing a resurgence of the mask wars from earlier in the pandemic as Texas and other states start scaling back coronavirus restrictions.

Nationwide chains that have COVID-19 rules in place for both employees and customers are worried about the confusion and conflict that’s likely to ensue as some states lift mask mandates for indoor spaces but stores keep them in place.

The article goes on to state the following:

Industry groups and major companies with operations in Texas are already saying they plan to stick with their own coronavirus mitigation measures and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regardless of changes at the state level.

“Relaxing common-sense, non-intrusive safety protocols like wearing masks is a mistake,” said Jason Brewer, executive vice president of communications and state affairs at the Retail Industry Leaders Association. “Going backwards on safety measures will unfairly put retail employees back in the role of enforcing guidelines still recommended by the CDC and other public health advocates.”

The National Retail Federation (NRF) emphasized that businesses have the right to establish and enforce their own policies how they see fit.

Bill Thorne, NRF senior vice president said, “Retail stores are private entities. If they require you to wear a mask in their stores, and you choose not to, that store can refuse admission or service.”

Retail Industry Leaders Association tweeted Tuesday, “Tremendous strides have been made in recent weeks lowering the rate of COVID infections & ramping up vaccinations. Now’s not the time to jeopardize this progress.”

The Hill Reporter Alex Gangitano tweeted Wednesday, “It’s like deja vu from a year ago when retailers led the way on mask mandates before governors. Now, retailers & grocery stores are fearing a resurgence of the mask wars as Texas and other states start scaling back coronavirus restrictions.”

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11 COMMENTS

  1. What major strive in combatting the spread of the virus in recent weeks????
    People have been wearing masks for the past year and nothing has changed because they don’t work…
    The only thing that they changed was the President….

  2. How about leaving it up to the individual customer? Businesses can control their store policies, employees. If they want customers to wear a mask, that’s their right to require it. It’s also the right of a customer to shop elsewhere if they don’t want to comply. “Let freedom ring!”

    • Exactly! I pray you can stop shopping at Target and Menards. We have done it and hasn’t been as hard as you’d think.

  3. Masks don’t do shit when you are cross contaminating everything! This has been the biggest fraud on the planet! Go touch more stuff with your contaminated hands!

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