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    • #151514
      Joe (G.W.N.S.)
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        In Florida the State has left Mask decision to County and Local governments.

        In my rural location there is no mask requirement.

        As most have heard some corporate retailers have implemented mask requirements with Wal-Mart as an example.

        The only corporate retailer in my area recently has also done this.

        What’s interesting is while the signs are prominently posted, most customers are ignoring sign and management is not enforcing this corporate decision.

        In my area some people choose to wear masks, but most don’t. I would estimate one in twenty are wearing masks.

        Neither choice seems to bother either group in anyway.

        What are you seeing?

        Note: Urban, Suburban, or Rural is sufficient detail, as is State or Region.

      • #151519
        wildbill
        Participant

          Rural western North Carolina area with a high concentration of “half backs” from Florida during the summer.

          Our positive numbers were lowest in the state until the flood gates opened and the rush to their second homes started driving up the numbers and now with the governors mandate to wear masks the percentage of wearers to non-wearers has started going up to maybe 60-40.

          Most business concede they will not enforce mask wearing and leave it to the customers but there have been a few busy body tyrants that complain to management if they see employees or others not wearing or improperly wearing a mask.

          Since probably 90% of non-N95 mask wearers are just wasting their breath I think it is more of a government mandated placebo designed more to get people used to being told what to do to protect themselves so when the vaccine comes along it will be easier to get us to take it for our own good.

        • #151532
          xsquidgator
          Participant

            Central Florida- most people are wearing masks but not all. Out at Wally World yesterday near Tampa, I saw maybe 90% of folks wearing or sort of wearing masks, 10% not. No one including the employees said or did anything to the ones who weren’t wearing masks.

          • #151543
            Civilianresponder
            Participant

              Here in Texas north of Austin almost everyone is wearing masks. I wear an N95 mask when I’m in enclosed spaces with numerous people. I really don’t understand the militant anti-maskers or the militant maskers. What I choose to do is my business and I will take what I deem the appropriate to protect mine. You should do whatever you think is necessary. According to the militant anti-maskers I guess that makes me a sheep.

            • #151544
              Civilianresponder
              Participant

                Masks are mandated here in Texas. I dont think the government has the authority to mandate masks however I do think that if a business chooses to that is their right. I am in a semi rural location on the outskirts of an urban center.

              • #151551
                Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                Moderator

                  What I choose to do is my business and I will take what I deem the appropriate to protect mine.

                  …I do think that if a business chooses to that is their right.

                  Completely agree! :good:

                  I think this has become a symbolic pushback against Government mandates outside of their authority for many.

                  Additionally many private businesses playing socialist/marxist sympathizers.

                  In my area many people are pissed off and approaching a breaking point with those who would force compliance on many things.

                • #151552
                  DuaneH
                  Participant

                    In South Carolina the governor has left it to the local municipalities regarding mask ordinances. For which most have implemented them. Outside of that left to our own cognizance I would say that it is about 2/3 not wearing to 1/3 wearing them. Where it is not mandatory it is mostly the older people wearing them.

                    In SC there are a lot of stores/restaurants that exist outside of incorporated areas. Amongst those the chain stores are almost 100% implementing their own policies. The moms and pops/local stores for the most part don’t care one way or the other.

                  • #151553
                    Socks
                    Participant

                      In southwest michigan probably 90% or more are wearing masks now that our beloved governor has mandated them. Tensions are high between the pro and anti mask crowd.

                    • #151554
                      Civilianresponder
                      Participant

                        Its curious how we could let something like this divide us. Part of the plan?

                      • #151555
                        Roadkill
                        Participant

                          Hell yes part of the plan. I disagree with the if a business requires a mask statement. There is not one business voluntarily requiring a mask. It is at the threat of loosing their business license. When your communist governors say it’s ok not to wear a mask how many do you think would say something like, hey you know those masks were a good idea I think we’ll stick with that policy.

                          Answer: Not One

                          If a business chooses to do that without threat from the government they will be out of business.

                          • #151558
                            Civilianresponder
                            Participant

                              Which part do you disagree with? That a business has a right to or that they would? I disagree that no business would. What if the business owner is high risk? Should they risk their life, require masks, or just close their business? It is interesting that some pro liberty folks can be so against personal choice regarding masks.

                          • #151556
                            hellokitty
                            Participant

                              In TN it is left up to county or municipalities discretion. Chattanooga requires it. My neighboring county does not. If you are a medically high risk or you live with one, you probably should mask. The entire population? I think I’ll take my chances.

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                            • #151557
                              Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                              Moderator

                                I disagree with the if a business requires a mask statement.

                                For me it’s a belief that a private business can require whatever they want, as I am not required to use that businesses services.

                                In my original post…

                                What’s interesting is while the signs are prominently posted, most customers are ignoring sign and management is not enforcing this corporate decision.

                                …regardless of no enforcement by management I have not been a patron since this corporate decision.

                                None of the mom and pop businesses in my area require masks, only this one.

                              • #151559
                                Civilianresponder
                                Participant

                                  For me it’s a belief that a private business can require whatever they want, as I am not required to use that businesses services.

                                  This

                                • #151572
                                  DiznNC
                                  Participant

                                    I’m with WildBill here. Central Piedmnont of NC is pretty much requiring it, going along with our governor’s Diktat. Char-Mech is of course leading the way.

                                    We have to wear it to buy groceries now. Or when I ship packs at the PO.

                                    I think it’s pretty much bullshit. If you want to wear one. fine, but I don’t which should also be fine. I think it’s just more .gov intrusiveness to get you more complacent to their whims.

                                    Show me where it’s been proven to work. Show me where isolation has been proven to work. Not buy us time but actually prevent it. Show me actual death stats not cooked books.

                                    This whole clown show is very similar to “global warming”, in that they don’t have actual proof we are affecting it one way or the other but use it to push their agenda.

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                                  • #151575
                                    Dark Knight
                                    Participant

                                      I am in Northern Virginia, but on the fringes. Our worthless, baby killing, blackface wearing Governor has mandated masks. I rarely wear one. Only once was something said. The Governors mandate included a stipulation if you have a medical condition that prevents wear, you do not have to, and the business cannot ask what the issue is. I quoted that part of the mandate and went about my business.
                                      It is interesting, in the small town closest to me (and in my county) I have seen many not wearing them. Sometimes a 3 to 1 ratio of not wearing. Just a few miles in the other direction in a county much more known for its left leanings, the mask wearing is much higher, close to 90% I would estimate. I often wear when I am in that area just to avoid any possible confrontations.
                                      I think it is interesting that the Mask/No-Mask in the two places relatively close together geographically, but far apart on politics break down in a similar manner.

                                    • #151576
                                      DuaneH
                                      Participant

                                        I will echo the sentiment that if a business asks/requires to wear a mask I comply without complaining as I respect their private property rights.

                                        I will also that among those that I see wearing a mask I only see about 50% actually wearing them like they should be worn.

                                        I can also see where people believe that a piece of porous cloth or one of those paper surgical masks protect and they are not social distancing. In other words they are acting like the mask is a magic talisman that protects them.

                                        Interestingly in government think: Mask use is up and so are the infections. The solution is more mask mandates.

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                                      • #151579
                                        DuaneH
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                                          Couldn’t resist

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                                        • #151608
                                          Sitting Duck
                                          Participant

                                            Western NY was about sick and tired of masks. Only the “true believer” were wearing them.

                                            Then the governor ordered $1000 fines on individuals and $2k for the business if caught with someone unmasked. More people are masked up now than at any previous time.

                                            Police are writing anything that will generate revenue. Semi trucks have a huge bullseye.

                                          • #151614
                                            gatlinggun
                                            Participant

                                              I predict that Ohio’s petty little dictator will mandate statewide muzzle wearing this week. I will not comply and that is my choice. A government mandate carries no weight of law. I will ignore them and the petty little dictator that issues them.

                                              A question: If you won’t resist in the small things, when it is easy, what makes you think you’ll resist to blood in the big things when life is at stake?

                                              Just asking….

                                            • #151617
                                              Civilianresponder
                                              Participant

                                                Not sure where the resistance part comes in. It is my choice not the governments. A muzzle keeps a dog from biting. Does wearing a mask make me less patriotic, less able to bite? I have a high risk family member and if there is even a small chance a mask might reduce their risk why wouldn’t I do anything i could to keep them safe. I’ve yet to see any conclusive evidence on either side of this issue. So I will err towards caution.

                                              • #151721
                                                DiznNC
                                                Participant

                                                  Well you know, on something like this, unless EVERYBODY is doing it, it doesn’t work. So what’s the point. Our Dear Leader and Douche Nozzle for life, Roy Cooper was chastising us all the other day for not wearing masks, as we go about our daily lives. Said we were being selfish not to wear them in stores and so forth. Well motherfucker, if you would apply the same fucking standard to all your little children out there protesting, rioting, and tearing shit up, maybe we would listen. Until then, have a big cuppa STFU, ya Sorros cock holster.

                                                  Big boy rules. If you think it would help, wear it. If not, no worries. But the hypocrisy and double standards are some serious bullshit. Not to mention unlawful proclamations from your governor/dictator wannabe.

                                                • #151761
                                                  Spencer
                                                  Participant

                                                    I found this website today and it seems to have some interesting information.

                                                    https://www.thehealthyamerican.org/about-masks

                                                    I hear you though CivilianResponder, we all want to do whatever we can to protect our family so if there’s the slightest chance that it can help, I’d put one on too. My Mom is 86 years old, in good health, but she’s in the target demographic so for the first couple of months of the Wuhan flu she never went out of the house.

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                                                  • #151765
                                                    Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                                                    Moderator

                                                      The purpose of this thread was to get a feel for what is happening in a variety of locations.

                                                      Whether to wear a mask of not is a personal choice in my view.

                                                      The two best arguements to wear a mask in my estimation is if you are ill to help prevent spread or as Civilianresponder has noted, you have regular contact with someone who is at greater risk due to their individual condition.

                                                      I myself would self isolate if ill.

                                                      I have no regular contact with those at greater risk.

                                                      As noted there really isn’t conclusive evidence that I have seen on this issue, just a lot of propaganda on both sides.

                                                      To date I’ve not had any desire to wear a mask and this choice hasn’t been a issue in my area as noted.

                                                      There are no mask requirements in my area, there are some mask mandates in some nearby areas of interest, but I haven’t had any reason to visit these areas.

                                                      The best reason for masks is a counter for facial recognition IMHO. ;-)

                                                    • #151776
                                                      Spencer
                                                      Participant

                                                        The purpose of this thread was to get a feel for what is happening in a variety of locations.

                                                        Apologies. Masks are mandatory in VA.

                                                        DCH 10/2019
                                                        H.E.A.T. 1 12/2019

                                                      • #151779
                                                        Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                                                        Moderator

                                                          Apologies. Masks are mandatory in VA.

                                                          Not directed at you, just a friendly reminder in general. :yes:

                                                          I found the link you posted interesting.

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