The great debate within America today is whether or not the government can force anyone to wear a face mask in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The debate truly isn’t so much about the fact that face covering greatly reduce the spread of COVID-19; this much is known to be true. The question is whether or not we can be compelled by law to do so.
You see, Americans are stubborn by nature, and will often bristle at the federal government for no reason at all…let alone an issue such as this.
But private companies, however, they can whatever they’d like. If they say you have to wear a shirt to be inside their store, you’ll need a shirt. If they say you have to wear shoes…Guess what? Same thing.
And, yes, now masks fall into that category for a great many of the nation’s retailers.
Walmart and Sam’s Club shoppers will be required to wear face masks to prevent coronavirus spread in all stores starting July 20, the company announced Wednesday.
“Currently about 65 percent of our more than 5,000 stores and clubs are located in areas where there is some form of government mandate on face coverings. To help bring consistency across stores and clubs, we will require all shoppers to wear a face covering,” the retail giant said in a blog post.
Kroger got in on the action as well.
NEW: @kroger now the latest retailer to issue MANDATORY MASK RULE for its customers and employees. Goes into effect next Wednesday.
Earlier today, Walmart did the same and it’s rules starts Monday. #MaskUpHoosiers pic.twitter.com/FHes04a5kd
— Beairshelle Edmé (@newsladyB) July 15, 2020
This is sure to rile up a great many keyboard warriors who’ve all too long been railing against the idea of being forced to done a face covering.