A place where it makes sense to keep a mask warrant in the NJ
I think it’s safe to say that we’re all sick of hearing about mask warrants. Before 2020, having to wear a mask in public was unheard of.
Now that we are at the end of 2021, wearing a mask has become a part of everyday life. We might not all agree on whether or not we should wear them, but it’s a safe bet that they will stick around for a while.
As normalcy slowly returns, many mandates are disappearing. In fact, most places may only ask you to wear one, but don’t require it.
Outside of medical facilities, there is one place where, in my opinion, mask warrants should stay.
Before the pandemic, buffets were one of those places where food was in the open. And sometimes the food covers may not even be in place.
Since the reopening of the buffets, masks are for the most part mandatory when you are standing in the line of the buffets.
I totally agree with that and think it’s a long time coming. Too often we see people sneezing or coughing when they are standing up to eat.
The food itself may also have been left outside for long periods of time. And even though there are sneeze guards, that may not be enough for some people’s comfort.
Also keep in mind when the kids line up for the buffet. They don’t know any better, and you know they can sneeze or cough no matter where they are.
And it goes beyond the typical buffet lines. This requirement should also apply to any location with a salad bar.
Now I have a warning. If a location with salad bars and buffets is to implement this in the future, they should at least provide the masks to their guests.
A buffet I went to recently did just that. You weren’t allowed to approach food without wearing it, but they were kind enough to provide at least one mask to their customers at no cost.
Now, I’m not saying that a mask requirement at a buffet is a deal breaker for me. I’m just saying I’m all for the idea of keeping it as a requirement when standing in front of the buffet lines.
But of course, this is only my opinion. What is more important is what you think. Should mask orders remain in buffets and salad bars?
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