Hear you're considering opening stores widely in 2 weeks. (I live in northern California.) As we all know, there have been many shops in our lifetime that have the 'no shoes, no shirt, no service' signs. In SoCal beach communities these were seen sometimes.
WHY is REI not taking a STRONGER position to REQUIRE CUSTOMER'S WEAR MASKS WHEN SHOPPING?
This is NOT a big imposition. Nor is it, as some are characterizing it, as 'control by the system, or restricting personal freedom.' If someone chooses to not wear a mask, they can also choose to shop somewhere where sales profits trump common sense, decency and compassion. Until there is a vaccine, honestly, we should not be in enclosed spaces without masks and distancing. I don't like this truth. Not at all. Summer time in California's central valley is HOT. The word HERO is being used quite a lot recently. How about we frame the idea, one aspect of being heroic is suffering the minor inconvenience of wearing a mask in social contact situations? I've been a member for decades. I want to be well and want REI staff and other members to ALSO be well, for a long future.
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