This past Sunday, I went to the grocery store with my father. With the mask mandate being in effect, I wasn’t expecting to see people STILL not wearing face coverings, but sure enough… they weren’t!
Granted, the majority of the people in the store were wearing face coverings but I saw about 5-10 people still not wearing them while I was in the store, which made me very upset, but that’s another story….
Apparently local grocer, Harris Teeter, is not turning away shoppers if they refuse to wear face coverings, but some people feel that they should.
A former employee, who quit after not feeling safe due to Harris Teeter’s decision has created a petition for the company to enforce the mask mandate.
As of now, they’re policy is to approach anyone not wearing a mask in their stores and offer them a disposable mask. However, if they decline, “we must remember and understand that there are many exceptions outlined in the order, and our associates are not authorized nor qualified to ask an individual to present proof that they qualify for an exception,” says a Harris Teeter spokesperson.
I don’t know how I feel about this. I don’t feel like it’s right to kick someone out for not wearing a mask, but I also don’t think we should be putting them in this position. JUST WEAR YOUR MASK! You are putting others at risk if you don’t wear a mask… not yourself.
What do you think?