So the CDC just announced that masks are not needed if you are fully vaccinated (outside of certain places). This caught retailers off guard for sure.
Obviously stores can continue to ask patrons to mask up, but I feel like this new policy puts businesses, especially small businesses, in the position of being the mask or vaccine police.
We own a small business and one of our store’s family members is immunocompromised and unable to be vaxxed yet. So we are going to require customers to mask up if they come in (we also offer curbside and online sales). But I worry that our staff will not be having to police people who come in. And if they say they are vaccinated we aren’t about to start asking to see cards.
I really wish the CDC had consulted with some trade organizations before announcing this.
Those of you who are eager to throw away the masks, how would you feel if a small business asked you to wear one?