Since there is no law requiring the use of face masks, some businesses with their own rules encounter both gratitude and resistance from customers.
The raging mandatory face mask debate took place months ago at Dutch Growers – and the face masks won.
Greenhouses and garden centers were allowed to open before the official start of the province’s reopening plan in May. Although the face mask policy has been relaxed in the greenhouses and outdoor purchasing areas, a store owner stated that she does not regret the mask rule.
The owner of the Broadway Café also imposed a mandatory face mask rule for customers since the restaurant reopened on June 8. Customers are required to wear a mask to enter or leave the restaurant or to get up to use the bathroom.
In the original reopening plan, face masks were recommended for some industries. It was on June 23 when the government imposed a requirement for staff at bars and restaurants, gyms, and personal care providers like hairstylists to wear non-medical masks if the two-meter distancing cannot be observed.
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