Yesterday, my plan was to shop at a local business. Upon entering, it was quickly obvious the door sign of Oregon's mask mandate was being ignored by several customers as well as staff.

Leaving quickly, I instead drove to a store in California where they did enforce mask mandates 100%. They received my shopping dollars once again. It's very frustrating that Brookings area businesses are not enforcing mask mandates for those of us who choose to listen to and believe our scientists and democratically elected officials instead of the "social media experts." Trying to shop locally does not feel safe at all with zero mask enforcement.

When driving, I trust the person coming towards me will choose to obey the laws and mandates in place to keep all as safe as possible on the road. Why is it OK to so many to place their beliefs regarding COVID and mandated safety measures above the law? Before the greater good of their community? Why won't the owners and business owners in the area enforce the masking mandates? Remember no shoes no shirts no service?

Rules can be enforced. You have to choose. Until then, I will continue shopping elsewhere. Until then, I do hope all those ranting about "my rights" will continue to stop at the red lights. After all, it is about choice. Right?

Sunny Moshier



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