Big retailers are not going to wait it out for the mask debate to be debated politically. They are saying, No Shoes, No Shirt, No Mask, No Service. Period.
Retailers such as Costco, Starbucks, Best Buy, Kohl’s, and Panera Bread have all made the same requirement: No one crosses our threshold without a mask.
You can debate the use of a mask all you want but this is America and businesses will be sued if they are shown to be negligent towards the health of their employees and customers. That is reason alone to mandate extra protection. Now add to that the fact that experts maintain that a mask does in fact protect us communally and it seems like a no-brainer.
Do you have the liberty as an American to not wear a mask? For now, yes you do. Do you have the right to enter a privately-owned company without a mask and violate their rules? No, you don’t. You don’t have the right to shop in Costco without shoes or a shirt. That is their policy and you have to follow it or else go find bulk toilet paper on the black market. Thank goodness some companies are not waiting out the politics. There are adults in the room after all.