This is getting to be ridiculous in a bad SitCom way.
What is this, May 19th?
Just now they are doing this? But WAIT! There are loopholes big enough to sail an Aircraft Carrier through!
SEATTLE – Beginning Monday, a new health directive from Public Health Seattle-King County will go into effect and “strongly urges” anyone who goes out in public to wear a face covering or mask aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Right below this opening statement, directly below it, comes this little blurb,
“This directive should be used to educate, encourage and persuade individuals to wear face coverings,” said Dr. Jeffrey Duchin with the agency in an online briefing announcing the move. “It does not create grounds for residents or law enforcement to stop, detain, issue a citation, arrest, intimidate, harass any individual who doesn’t comply with it.”
Gee, I wonder why they felt the need for that? Persuade? Why does that word stick out like a neon sign to me?
It gets better,
While it can’t and won’t be enforced, businesses can choose to turn people away if they aren’t wearing one.
Theeeeeere’s that “persuasion” thing
“We know that a number of establishments have established those rules and they are allowed to require people to wear masks to come into their facilities,” said Mayor Jenny Durkan.
The directive also applies to anyone riding King County Metro buses.
At Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, face coverings for all visitors and passengers will be required beginning Monday. The Port of Seattle says the goal is to keep essential airport workers healthy amid the pandemic. Last week, when KOMO News first previewed the story, there was mixed reaction among travelers.
“It’s harmless to wear a face mask,” said Robyn Tilton.
“Everybody should be doing it, taking heed to it for sure,” added Jeremy Wooddell.
That’s a good little Sheeple.
But not everyone feels that way about face masks.
OH NOES! BADTHINK!!!
“Well, I think it’s stupid,” said Cole Gregorich. “I have no fear over it. The stuff they’re telling us, nothing really adds up.”
Also starting Monday, all Uber riders will be required to wear a mask or covering.
“You never know who’s getting in your car,” said driver Kaitlyn Viehdorfer, commending the company’s direction.
“As far as I know we can cancel on either side – either the driver or the passenger – with the reason being health, safety or something like that, there should be an option within the app,” she noted.
With just 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19, San Juan County recently passed an ordinance requiring masks be worn there. Dr. James Frank, the health officer for San Juan County, cited the islands’ older population and a possible influx of summer crowds for it being necessary.
“We need to be certain that these people who could be harboring coronavirus have the tools, like masks, that will help prevent them from spreading it unchecked in our community,” said Dr. James said Friday at a council meeting.
My bold, my emphasis and my opinions highlighted,
You did catch that this little edict is only for King County, right?
One county out of the entire state.
Seattle and the surrounding area.
Otherwise known to me as COMMIE CENTRAL.
That should tell you something.