Face masks are not a limitation of freedom

The sign “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service” has been in place for decades as a simple reminder that there is a minimal protection requirement in eating establishments for patrons.

We are all patrons in our own communities. It’s time to recognize that a mask is not a limitation of your personal freedom, but instead is an expansion of protection requirements already in place that we all adhere to regularly.

This is for a short time folks. For the benefit of our community health, economics, and future, please wear a mask. This, unlike “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service,” will come to pass.

Catherine Carpenter

Stanwood

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