Show up at this RV park wearing a mask and you’ll be considered a criminal!

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At Ann Retzlaff’s Annie’s Campground in Shawano County, Wisconsin, you better not show up wearing a mask or she’ll assume you’re a bad guy up to no good!

While masks may reduce the chances of transmission of the virus, they may increase the chances of the bad guys taking an advantage, at least that’s Rezlaff’s thinking. So if you plan on visiting her place anytime soon, be prepared to remove your mask when you show up. If you don’t, then stay somewhere else.

In an interview published on wxow.com, Retzlaff pointed to her responsibility as a campground owner. “My responsibility is to take care of my family and my property, but also I run a business so it’s my responsibility to also provide as safe of an environment as I can.”

In keeping up with that responsibility, Retzlaff says anyone entering any of the campground buildings needs to be clearly visible. That means, no face masks.

To Ann Retzlaff the matter is so serious that anyone who enters one of her buildings and refuses to remove a mask will receive a criminal’s welcome. Retzlaff says that such an incident will be treated “as a burglary in progress.” She points out that it takes law enforcement folks a good ten minutes to respond to a call for help so “there won’t be a hesitation to act on a burglary in progress.”

The story doesn’t spell out in detail just what that action will be, but given the tone of Retzlaff’s personal Facebook page, it might not be pretty – she sounds like a mighty determined woman. Retzlaff says too many area businesses have been taken advantage of by masked bad guys.

If you’re a determined face mask wearer and can overcome the idea that you’ll have to go bare-faced in the registration office, your worries are over. After you’ve been properly identified, you’re welcome to wear a face mask – at your own campsite.

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Ron Paulick jr
2 months ago

We’re up here at Annie’s for the weekend and love it, the rules in masks haven’t been a single issue yet, it’s up to the individual, the things they have to offer are amazing, kids stuff, swimming, hiking, and we even bought a seasonal site, Annie is a very nice caring person and easy to talk to, too many people blow her comments out of proportion and spread lies

Robert Mosurinjohn
3 months ago

Wow .. the negative responses to your comment, Travis, show how serious the problem is of people not doing their own research and taking their view from t.v. We don’t need to wonder WHY the world is in the mess it is in.

Wendy Bell
3 months ago

People can run their businesses in whatever manner their personal foibles dictate. Doesn’t mean that I have to support them with my cash. Goodness. Masks = thieves? Really? People can be so strange. If you pull up in an RV and have gray hair sticking out of your mask, it’s unlikely your motives are nefarious. LOL

Jeff
3 months ago

Did anyone contact annie’s campground directly too get her side of the story?

david shipp
3 months ago

it’s a long-known fact with medical personnel that masks do little or nothing to protect the wearer. The sick patient needs to be the one wearing the mask. In an enclosed room that might not have enough positive ventilation, it is a good secondary precaution if you are taking care of a (masked) sick patient,to wear a mask then. So technically if you feel you need to wear a mask, that would indicate that you think you are sick. You should not be out in public if you know you are sick .

Jim
2 months ago
Reply to  david shipp

That’s just not correct. You’re spreading fake news. If it’s such a known fact, why don’t you cite some well known experts? Because you can’t. Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Don’t be stupid.

carol
2 months ago
Reply to  david shipp

I’m a nurse working in a hospital. I’ve held the hand of many patients who have died from this virus….by themselves…why? Because they didn’t think they needed to wear a mask and was infected by another person who didn’t think wearing a mask was a big deal. NO legitimate health care worker advocates not wearing a mask…ANYWHERE but their home. You need to provide some FACTS when you state masks don’t work.

Cody
3 months ago

It’s dissappointing that the American flag is used in the logo of a business that apparently doesn’t respect individual choice. What other warnings does this business owner offer to her patrons that don’t share her thoughts and feelings. What other excuses are made to criminalize anyone that might also feel strongly about something that has nothing to do with camping. This campground owner sounds like a tyrant stuck in a bubble. This sounds exactly like the type of person that would call the police and file a false report because they don’t like someone. Today it’s a mask, tomorrow it’s skin color or maybe for that campground it already is.

Jim
2 months ago
Reply to  Cody

You had me right up to the point of conjecture. She has a right to be stupid. But if she pulls a gun on a customer who’s armed she might get a surprise. They have a right to meet deadly force with deadly force. Seems to me she’s just increasing her chances of being more than a poor business woman.

rick krough
3 months ago

I am all for it , Any time these armchair Militias do something that thins their own herd is a good day for America .

Noah Liguori
3 months ago

The government needs to intervene, this lady has way too much common sense. The ridiculous excuse of this relatively tame virus, seriously look at mortality compared to prevalence and population etc, and the bizarre control of beaurocrats and irresponsible media in a frenzy. People are like sheep.

Jim
2 months ago
Reply to  Noah Liguori

You are wrong in so many ways. If it’s so harmless, why does Trump have his staff tested every day? Why does he stay so far away from his fans at the current rallys? He talks one story and does the opposite! Your comment is not ridiculous, it is dangerous and if you don’t wear a mask, so are you. It’s your kind of thinking that has resulted in Americans being denied entrance into the more civilized countries in the world.

carol
2 months ago
Reply to  Noah Liguori

“Relatively tame virus”. 3.78 MILLION confirmed cases..142,000 Deaths…in SIX MONTHS. Please don’t go to the hospital if you get corona. You just might be treated as such

David Worrell
3 months ago

I think I’m going to drive the 500 miles north just to come to this Campground. Haven’t you people heard the virus is over. Get over yourself.

carol
2 months ago
Reply to  David Worrell

Well…for the 142,000 people who died from this virus…You’re right…It’s over

Hru
3 months ago

Never intended to protect you, your mask is to protect the other guy, theirs is to protect you. Science, it’s your friend

Hru
3 months ago

Likely she will be a short lived business and if not she is risking the very lives she would like to protect. How near sited

Nancy
3 months ago
Reply to  Hru

Did you read the entire article she is not against masks she is using good judgement and being wise.

Darlene K
3 months ago

I’m sorry to hear that she feels she has to take these measures. I’m at a private campground in Waupaca, Wisconsin. Masks are required anytime you leave your campsite. They are trying to keep their campgrounds safe and healthy. That’s why I’m here.

Steve F
3 months ago

I gotta stop reading the comments, too much hate and anger.

Taco Suave
3 months ago

Someone needs to keep the nation safe from all of these hordes of roving gangs of octagenarians who keep terrorizing small business owners by hiding behind surgical masks and robbing them, only to make a rapid escape in their 40+ foot long RV’s and SUV toads.

Some of these thugs can get in-and-out during their frenzied attacks in almost less than an hour now!

Robert Mosurinjohn
3 months ago
Reply to  Taco Suave

Thank you Taco Suave.

Al Lefeusch
3 months ago

Thank you for the warning! I will be sure to avoid this park at all costs.

Enjoyin' Life
3 months ago

Thank you for sharing this information. Good to know where the science deniers are so that we can protect ourselves and avoid dangerous situations. There is no excuse for ignorance, but this is America, where one can kill themselves any way they wish.

rollin
3 months ago

Hey, AMERICA……..

WHEN did we forget the rules of private ownership as delineated in our Constitution and in COMMON
SENSE???

THIS is Annie’s campground.

Kindly let Annie run it the way she sees fit.

DO NOT PRESUME TO RUN IT FOR HER OR I’LL HAVE TO USE NASTY WORDS FOR YOU.

AMERICA, THE LAND OF THE FREE, THE LAND OF THE BRAVE………

And, unfortunately, the land of MANY WUSSES.

Al Lefeusch
3 months ago
Reply to  rollin

Annie is free to run her campground however she pleases. And we are free not to camp there.

Jim
2 months ago
Reply to  rollin

Glad you brought up common sense. Let me mention something that came before common sense: natural selection. It wins in the end.

rollin
3 months ago

I . L O V E . I T

Steve Zoller
3 months ago

The fact someone owns a campground doesn’t mean they have any common sense when it comes to serious issues that are life or death for some people.

rollin
3 months ago
Reply to  Steve Zoller

The lack of common sense in America is a very serious problem, indeed, eh???

Don’t try to personify it.

Tom Amrozowicz
3 months ago

I have no problem with her request, we don’t wear them and we are in our 80’s, carry one in the vehicle just in case a location requires wearing them. Attended church this morning, went out for brunch inside restaurant, table on our right had 8 guests, visited with guests seated at the table to our left. Only 20 minute wait to get seated, optional to wait inside our outside as we waited. Much of this has caused a lot of paranoia. Are we careful, yes, frequent hand washing, avoid contact with sick people. Just like we did with the deadly Asian Flu, and the deadly Swine Flu.

Alyssa Burgin
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom Amrozowicz

This is not the flu. Sigh.

Mike & Cathi Stark
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom Amrozowicz

I hope you and your friends and church members continue to enjoy good health.

Al Lefeusch
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom Amrozowicz

Can you explain your method for determining whether asymptomatic people are sick? I’d like to learn how to do that.

david shipp
3 months ago
Reply to  Al Lefeusch

Al, Determining the other guys health is not necessary. Wash your hands and don’t touch your face. Putting a mask on and off requires you to touch your face. It gives you a false sense of security. Oh , and wash your hands. Yes, this IS transmitted the same as any other virus, in spite of what you might read in the media. Although the CDC has changed their information several times, they now have pretty good advice. cdc.gov I was a health care worker for thirty years and worked both in nursing homes and hospitals. I worked with all kinds of patients including those with aids, back when IT was the plaque. I never got sick. hmmmm. But trust the experts. Notice that absolutely none of the so-called experts had their predictions come true. This goes back to when I was posting that this would be mostly over in JUNE, and one lady said she would trust the experts.

david shipp
3 months ago
Reply to  david shipp

What is REALLY amazing to me is how many people on this site seem to think that government is the answer. If you don’t want to stay there, you have been told what the policy is. Personnally I don’t want to stay some where that tells me I have to wear a mask if I leave my RV. As a matter of fact , I won’t.

Jim
2 months ago
Reply to  david shipp

Well, it’s July and it’s far from over. As for AIDS, it is not an airborne virus so the comparison is worthless. I too, worked in hospital for years. Washing your hands is important. But this is an airborne virus that carries 6-12 feet. You may have been a good orderly or transport person but your advice about masks is wrong. Wash your hands/sanitize and put your mask on. Then touching your face is moot. You also leave out the PPE that was required in addition to hand washing. Do you know to what that refers? I didn’t get sick either, but I followed protocol set up by experts. It’s science, not opinion.