Do you wear a mask when you go out in public?

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In other words, do you wear something to cover your nose and mouth, whether it’s made specifically for the purpose or a bandana or scarf you configure yourself?

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Linda Hatcher
2 months ago

We are currently in south Texas where it’s been the law in this county for awhile now that if you go outside you must wear a mask. Arrests are being made daily for those caught without one. The 4 counties around us are implementing the same rule starting Monday I believe. This county and the surrounding counties in the Rio Grande Valley have been ahead of the rest of the state and the nation when it comes to these laws. This area was one of the first in TX to have the Shelter in Place/Stay at Home order, well before the governor ordered it. We stay in mostly, have groceries and needed essentials delivered. I’m happy the pandemic has been taken seriously here. We still have people testing positive and a few deaths but I’m grateful for the measures being taken by our officials and for all obeying the orders.

KellyR
3 months ago

I have not been out in the public for a good month. Our daughter will not allow it and gets groceries for us. However, yesterday she took me to the doctor for pain treatment and we wore masks and gloves. No one in the doctor’s office had either masks or gloves, except for the procedure. They did not take blood pressure or temperature, which they normally do. The girl that pushed me in the wheel chair didn’t even wear gloves. Don’t ask, I don’t get it either. I however was the only patient in the clinic. We had to call when we got there as the whole place was staffed, but they had to come to the door to unlock and let us in. No hand sanitizer in the office or bathroom. ???

John I
3 months ago

Yes, like Renae, I had a used N-95 mask in my tool box. Here in Montana we’re “encouraged” to wear them in public places. Yesterday, at the grocery store, I was 1 of 2 customers wearing one, and as I approached the check out, none of the employees or customers were wearing masks, so I removed mine so could speak to the cashier! As with the other precautions we are all taking with this outbreak, wearing a mask is simply being a good citizen, right?

Mike & Cathi Stark
3 months ago

Yes, primarily because it is now required in the Riverside County, CA. And I also agree with the requirement when around others. I would rather not wear a mask when walking here in the park. The only person within 15 feet of me is my DH and since we occupy an RV there isn’t much getting away from him, but them is the rules, so . . . .

Charlene Reagan
3 months ago

6 women at Riverside RV Park ( Arcadia, FL) stepped up and made over 250 fabric masks for all of us who are staying here until it is safer to travel. Masks were given out free to anyone who asked.

™️®️
3 months ago

It’s not worth my time to try to convince those not wearing face coverings to wear it when indoors in public. Their ignorance, vanity and selfishness and is worn for us all to see. I can’t imagine being selfish enough to chance infecting someone’s grandmother and signing their death sentence.

To those who wear are covering your mouth and nose to protect the workers and patrons of essential businesses, THANK YOU! We have to keep the employees of these places safe. They risk infection when they show up to work where the general public visits. We should at least show them respect by wearing a mask and following guidelines so they have a better chance of going home safe tonight without the risk of bringing home this virus to their families.

We should be covering our nose mouths anytime we are near to others or near surfaces that others will touch soon. This includes grocery stores and gas stations.

KellyR
3 months ago
Reply to  ™️®️

Strange how many people I see on TV that do not cover their nose with the mask.

Renee
3 months ago

Yes, I do. An N95 mask, because that was what I happened to have in my tool kit. I have been re-using them, which is not recommended. N95 masks filter out much smaller particles and fit tightly. Normally surgical masks are sufficient, as there are few diseases that are spread by true airborne transmission (for example TB, chicken pox and measles). Droplet particles are bigger and evaporate quickly. Airborne particles are smaller, infectious when dry, and stay in the air for a long time. They are saying that Covid 19 is spread by droplet transmission, but healthcare providers still need N95 masks because they are exposed to so much of it, and it is highly contagious. For a short shopping trip, a surgical mask should be sufficient, since you are unlikely to be exposed to a high dose of droplets containing Covid 19.

Tommy Molnar
3 months ago

Some ‘experts’ argue that wearing a mask doesn’t help because we can’t make them airtight, so they provide little if any protection. If that’s the case, how come surgeons wear these same masks all the time to keep us from getting infected during operations? When I was in the hospital with neutropenic fever, I didn’t have to wear a mask but every nurse and doctor, and even the housekeeper, had to wear one of these if they entered my room. So, what’s the story? And as usual, just who do you believe? You can say that it’s better to be ‘safe’ than sorry, but who knows?

Brenda
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

The masks they wear are for the protection of the patients, so they don’t give you their germs!

Bill
3 months ago

I do watch out for signs of sickness and stay away from people. Wash items down and hands off. after touching things. also use phone to pay so no touching screens.

Sharan Harrison
3 months ago

I do not wear a mask when I’m in the car nor when I’m walking the dog on our lonely country road. I will wear one in the store. And I go to the store about once a week. If I am forced to enter any space where there are a lot of people I will wear the mask. Otherwise, I think it’s a good idea to breathe as much fresh air as possible.

Don Kostyal
3 months ago

Hard to answer poll. I haven’t left my RV in over a week except to do my daily walk. I don’t wear a mask for that–I pass maybe 2 or 3 people covering my 4 miles on the walking paths on MacDill AFB. However with the recent recommendations, when I make my trip to the grocery today I will wear a mask to be a team player.

Brian Clarke
3 months ago

I can’t answer this as I don’t go out in public. Groceries are delivered and everything else is done online.

Ron T
3 months ago

I carry a mask with me when I go out, but haven’t needed to put it on since the few times I’ve left home in the past six weeks haven’t really been to public places. In fact I’ve only spoken to four people face to face (at a social distance). One was at the drive through at a pharmacy and two were people who walked up to me in my backyard.

Jim
3 months ago

I wear a face mask when I go out.

Why?

Because I want to protect you, your family and your friends.

Will you protect me, my family and friends?

Hook-n-Haul
3 months ago

At 82 y.o. with COPD/emphysema I will not dare going out to a pubic place without a mask. It could be fatal. Of course, truth be known, I’m not inclined to go anywhere anyway. My full-time fiver is sitting on 6 acres of land in rural America. God bless the son & daughter that shop for us as needed. We’re hunkered down for the duration I’m afraid. So be it.

Tom
3 months ago

Wife is busy making masks instead of quilts. Every little bit helps. Sewing down her fat quarter pile.

Brenda
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Bless her heart! Our church ladies are also doing that. So much fabric, so little time. At least now, I am putting it to good use rather than just thinking about doing something with it! lol