A number of retailers are now requiring that customers wear masks. Enforcement generally is left to front-line workers, though.
If you were making minimum wage, would you
confront someone who yelled at you about mask usage after you politely repeated corporate talking points or at least indicated a sign to them?
What if they were packin'?
The number of people refusing to wear masks is probably not fully known. But there are a number of news stories about it. See: https://www.health.com/condition/infectious-diseases/coronavirus/face-mask-refuse-to-wear-one-but-why
and lots of other sites (just Google people refusing to wear masks
Here are some of the retailers drawing a line in the sand when it comes to mask usage:
- Walmart and Sam's Club
- Best Buy
Fullish list is here: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mask-walmart-target-kroger-startbucks-best-buy-best-buy-cvs-publix-sams-club/
Hopefully, more retailers will follow suit and more customers will just suck it up and wear the stupid things. 'Cause according to Worldometers, we'll be hitting 4 million cases by EOB Wednesday. See: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/
Since we are currently going up by an average of over 65,000 cases/day, that means we'll hit 5 million cases 15 days from now.
US population is currently a little over 331 million (as of the writing of this post). See: https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/us-population/
Hence every million cases is just under another 1/3 of 1% of the country.