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Not that it matters in my state, masks aren't generally required anyway unless you're an employee (so far) The governor however has not ruled out a mandatory face mask order for everyone. He also hasn't said how he'd enforce it if he does try that. The state can threaten businesses through licensing rules. He could probably get away with making a mandatory customer mask order because then the business would have to enforce it in order to stay open. Making everyone wear masks outside a business however and enforcing that would be "interesting." This area of the state isn't Red China or Singapore.

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Not going to worry about anyone refusing to wear a mask, but the gov recently made the appeal for everyone to wear one, and the local county leaders made it mandatory for employees of businesses that had close customer interaction, restaurants and retail, etc. My youngest son contracted covid and spread it to his wife. Some of his friends have also tested positive. It's not known if he spread it to them or he got it from them, but one of his coworkers had it and his company tested everyone. He got sick the day before the test results came out. He and several others tested positive. So far my 8yo granddaughter shows no signs, but they are all wearing mask and latex gloves at home.

By the way, the nurse across the street from us told us that controlling fever was the key to whether your case is mild or requiring hospitalization. She recommended rotating tylenol, aspirin, and advil to keep your fever in check. So far my son and his wife have been able to successfully keep their fevers relatively low, but both have developed coughs. After about 10 days it's been comparable to a bad case of flu.
 
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Ohio businesses are allowed to refuse entry if you are without a mask. Menards and some doctor's offices have signs as such as well as our local hospital.

I have to wear one around the machine shop and in the office unless I'm at my desk.

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Reminds me of those CCW badges you see. And those mail-order certificates for comfort animals. You may run into someone gullible enough to believe it's legit but likely not.
 

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I strongly believe that a person who does not wear a mask in a public place today has a death wish. They are also being inconsiderate of their fellow citizens health.
 

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Not that it matters in my state, masks aren't generally required anyway unless you're an employee (so far) The governor however has not ruled out a mandatory face mask order for everyone. He also hasn't said how he'd enforce it if he does try that. The state can threaten businesses through licensing rules. He could probably get away with making a mandatory customer mask order because then the business would have to enforce it in order to stay open. Making everyone wear masks outside a business however and enforcing that would be "interesting." This area of the state isn't Red China or Singapore.

https://www.whio.com/news/trending/bogus-face-mask-exempt-card-spreads-facebook-other-social-media/27NNNK6GV5HGBDVCQZWOBNFC3U/
I will soon be re-opening my portrait studio in my home. I'm in my late 60s and my wife has additional comorbidities. We can't afford to catch this thing. So I will be wearing a mask and requiring masks of everyone who enters my home (I'll have masks to offer them if they don't come with them. Of course, the people having their portraits taken will remove their masks for the actual pictures.
 

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I do believe these people do not know what they are talking about. The COVID-19 virus is .6 microns and you would need a mask that filters to .5 micron. I have used 10 micron masks for work and they are very hard to breath thru.
Telling folks any face covering or just any mask will do is not correct.
 

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I wear one for the few minutes I'm in the store or whatever. No skin off my nose I guess. I don't think anyone likes wearing them. I keep hearing people say that masks are not a political topic, but it sure feels like it.
 

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I do believe these people do not know what they are talking about. The COVID-19 virus is .6 microns and you would need a mask that filters to .5 micron.
I just love the dichotomy between your first and second sentence.

The diameter of the individual virus isn't what's important. Dry, solitary viruses aren't the issue. Just because that's how it's illustrated doesn't mean that's how it is encountered in nature. It's droplets from coughing, sneezing, or similar bodily functions. Those are quite a bit bigger.

But sure, keep accusing people of not knowing what they are talking about.
 

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I strongly believe that a person who does not wear a mask in a public place today has a death wish. They are also being inconsiderate of their fellow citizens health.
Inconsiderate is a term I can agree with. "Death wish" is hyperbole.
 
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Our island itself is pretty much virus free- (one diagnosed case so far). Since we have reopened, however, our visitor count has skyrocketed. I for one, (and I guess my wife for two), choose not to go to bars, restaurants or other gatherings. We also choose to mask, and on occasion glove up, when shopping off island.

These are personal decisions and not requirements that we intend to enforce on others. We are grateful when we observe others taking the same precautions, and steer clear of those who do not feel the need.

I have no problem with businesses that require a mask, such as our favorite local coffee shop. I always honor their request. (Rickenbacher can get his coffee at several other venues, so all's well there...)

What I do have a problem with is people like the couple who barged into the coffee shop this morning wielding their Face Mask Exempt credentials and cussing like drunks when the owner escorted them to the door. Poor show...
 

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From a guy whose opinion isn't sought after -- masks are a fad - a "feel good about yourself" fashion - nothing more. They do little, if anything, to protect the wearer or anyone else.

My wife and I have worn them (sort of begrudging) when some businesses request them. It's a minor hassle - not the end of the world. Yet. Like most all other fads, this one will fade away.
 

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I just love the dichotomy between your first and second sentence.

The diameter of the individual virus isn't what's important. Dry, solitary viruses aren't the issue. Just because that's how it's illustrated doesn't mean that's how it is encountered in nature. It's droplets from coughing, sneezing, or similar bodily functions. Those are quite a bit bigger.

But sure, keep accusing people of not knowing what they are talking about.
In addition, the better masks (and multi-layer masks) aren't like filters, they are actually like labyrinths. Even if the droplet is actually smaller than the openings in each layer, the openings in the layer are not aligned. The droplet would have to successfully negotiate a path around the fibers of each layer, like a football lineman getting past the opposition. Interestingly, the smallest droplets--the ones controlled by Brownian motion instead of, say, the direct force of a sneeze--are the least likely to get through the mask. It's the droplets right at the 3-micron point that are most likely to get through...larger and smaller droplets are more likely to be captured.
 

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Face diapers are voluntary here.
Some business tell you to wear them when in their store.
I don't go in their store.
Problem solved.
Sounds like we don't shop at the same places Rickenbacher! :D
 
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Sounds like we don't shop at the same places Rickenbacher! :D
I do almost all of my shopping on Amazon now.
At least I don't have to wear a mask sitting at my computer.
We buy our groceries at HyVee where masks are voluntary.
I would estimate that about 50% are wearing them now in the store.
I would imagine folks are getting "covid fatigue" due to all the hyperbole on the media.
Unless you don't watch the news you can't escape it.
Our little community is made up of older retired folks and they all generally agree
that it is a smokescreen for something else going on behind door #2 and are very tired of it.
We all gather in groups in our lawn chairs and discuss the worlds' problems and how to solve them.
And of course every ones' opinion is always the correct one.
Just like in internet forums................:p
We haven't discovered a cure for politicians yet but my neighbor
has developed a formula that looks promising. That guy is going to be rich.
 

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We haven't discovered a cure for politicians yet but my neighbor
has developed a formula that looks promising. That guy is going to be rich.
Politicians mutate too fast it will be hard to cure them :D
 

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Our governoress in Kansas is mandating face masks just before July 4. Wear it or else what? What law? Who will enforce it?? Next time someone tells me I have to wear a mask, this is what I am going to put on.
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Our governoress in Kansas is mandating face masks just before July 4. Wear it or else what? What law? Who will enforce it?? Next time someone tells me I have to wear a mask, this is what I am going to put on.
You think you got it bad, I was told by a state official that I should wear a mask while out in public, and this was in 2018! (drum roll) I get no respect, no respect at all I tell ya. ;D
 
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