I’m thankful that the employees at all of the stores in which I shop are forced to wear face masks.
With the returning COVID crisis, there hasn’t been a more important time to get serious about the virus than right now.
Numbers are skyrocketing in states all over the country as the infection and death rates climb. To see employees go without masks in any sort of business is unfathomable, especially in doctors’ offices and pharmacies. It doesn’t matter if they’re working in a small building or a large building with significant air circulation, I still want to see every employee covering their face. When the auto shop changed my oil the other day, no one in the store room had a mask on. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to imply that mechanics need to cover their faces while working on your car. However, the people behind the cash register absolutely need to. They stand in the lobby while all of the customers wait seated. I was worried that my mask would be insufficient with this level of exposure. Thankfully my HVAC supplier has better viral protection strategies. Every single heating and cooling technician is forced to wear surgical masks while at a customer’s house. Even if they’re sweating out in the summer heat, the company forces them to keep their masks on at all times. They know how dangerous it would be for an employee to inadvertently infect a customer’s air conditioner with viral particles. This could put the viral microbes airborne and in rare cases infect the inhabitants of the house.