If you are planning to visit New York any time soon, be sure to bring a face mask.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is poised to sign an executive order which will allow businesses to refuse service to any customers not wearing face masks.
In other words, people in New York have no choice in this matter.
The Hill reports:
Cuomo to sign executive order allowing businesses to deny entry to customers without masks
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Thursday he will sign an executive order allowing private businesses to deny entry to customers who are not wearing face coverings.
“We made them mandatory in public settings, public transportation etc., but when we’re talking about reopening stores and places of business, we’re giving the store owners the right to say, ‘If you’re not wearing a mask, you can’t come in,’” Cuomo said during his daily press briefing.
Store owners have a right to protect themselves and other patrons, he said.
“You don’t want to wear a mask? Fine, but you don’t have a right to then go into that store if that store owner doesn’t want you to,” the governor added.
He also doubled down on his message that the masks are a helpful tool at mitigating the spread of the virus, calling them “deceptively effective.”
Does everyone remember just a month ago when the governor’s brother, CNN host Chris Cuomo was spotted in public without a mask while he was infected with Coronavirus? The governor doesn’t.
Be smart. Masks work. In simple New York terms: Don’t be stupid.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 25, 2020
This is also a good point…
If Cuomo had fixated on protecting our most vulnerable in nursing homes, which would have been very effective, as much as he does on masks, which are minimally to marginally effective, thousands of seniors would still be alive today.
— Steve McLaughlin (@SteveMcNY) May 28, 2020
Does Cuomo think no one remembers what happened just weeks ago?