Editorial: Wear the mask! It won't hurt you. It may save a loved one
Friday, June 19, 2020 -- North Carolinians don't need to wait for a government order requiring them to wear face masks to thwart the spread of the COVID-19. It is common sense. It protects the public's health. It is easy. Along the customary 3-S sign: "No Shoes, No Shirt - No Service!" should be a new 3-W sign: "Wash your hands, Wait 6-feet apart, Wear a mask."Posted — Updated
North Carolinians don’t need to wait for a government order requiring them to wear face masks to thwart the spread of the COVID-19.
It is common sense. It protects the public’s health. It is easy.
Employers, retail establishment operators, restaurant owners and others should require it in working places of employees, customers and visitors.
Make it clear. No Ws --- no service. No place of business should knowingly avoid doing anything that puts workers or customers health at risk. Wearing masks is the easiest and most effective way to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in public spaces.
“We asked, now we’re telling,” Baldwin said at a news conference. She said people will understand the different emphasis that come with issuing a state of emergency order over just asking people to do something. “This is important, folks. We need compliance.”
“This is a low-cost, low-tech way to protect ourselves and our communities. It’s an important way to slow the spread of the virus without hurting the economy,” Gov. Roy Cooper said during the Thursday COVID-19 briefing. “Wearing a face covering when you’re around others slows the spread of the virus.”
It is the easiest and most basic way to thwart the spread of COVID-19.
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