Wearing masks protects our neighbors

To the Editor:

I was dismayed today to see customer after customer come into Stewarts without a mask. I spoke to the manager who gave me the phone number to corporate headquarters, which I called and left a message.

Perhaps I’m a slow learner but I asked myself: Why would any establishment allow customers to come in without a mask when they could stop serving them according to Governor Cuomo’s message?

I also asked: Why don't customers wear masks when it’s a proven fact that it helps protect others from this virus? Is it ignorance, forgetfulness, an “I don’t care attitude” to fellow neighbors?

I know they are an inconvenience but life is full of inconveniences. We are wearing masks to protect our fellow citizens and neighbors.

Thomas Paine once said, “To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.”

Not believing facts doesn’t make the facts disappear. We are all in this together. We can do better.

Don Snyder



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