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No. 2,547

Many
governors
 and public health
officials will not be satisfied with any “reopening” of small
businesses and parks and restaurants unless the citizens accept without
question the “tin pot dictators” as their lords and masters and are
conscientious about fighting
the spread o
f the Corona virus, and that they also take proactive actions
to ensure that their patrons and employees abide by the virus rules .See Robert
Gore’s trenchent
essay
on the hoax of the virus”crisis.”. From my own esthetic sense I am
repulsed by the daily sight of people wearing face masks and observing the
6-foot “social distincing” rule. To me the “reopening” of private or public
entities is not actually a “reopening” but qualified permission to act to act
in accordance with government rules.
Will wearing face masks and adhering to social distancing  rules become indelible habits of
Americans?  Will Americans automatically
defer to the judgments of their political “superiors” ?
Here us a list of the states
that sill require obedience from the citizens: with all the stipulations:
——————————————————————————————————————————–
Name 
Masks Required?
Type of Requirement
Law Date
Link 1
Alabama
Entire State (Employees Only)
Only in businesses
4/10/2020
Alaska
Parts of State
Arizona
Parts of State (Employees Only)
Arkansas
Entire State (Employees Only)
California
Entire State
Everywhere in public where social distancing
isn’t possible
6/18/2020
Colorado
Entire State (Employees Only)
Only in businesses
4/17/2020
Connecticut
Entire State
Everywhere in public where social distancing
isn’t possible
4/17/2020
Delaware
Entire State
Everywhere in public
5/1/2020
District of Columbia
Entire Territory
Only in businesses
4/3/2020
Florida
Parts of State
Georgia
Parts of State (Employees Only)
Hawaii
Entire State
Only in businesses
4/20/2020
Idaho
Parts of State
Illinois
Entire State
Everywhere in public where social distancing
isn’t possible
5/1/2020
Indiana
Entire State (Employees Only)
Iowa
Parts of State (Employees Only)
Kansas
Parts of State
Kentucky
Parts of State
Louisiana
Entire State (Employees Only)
Only in businesses
5/1/2020
Maine
Entire State
Everywhere in public
5/1/2020
https://www.pressherald.com/?p=5399794
Maryland
Entire State
Businesses & Public Transport
4/18/2020
https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/maryland-governor-gives-coronavirus-response-update-amid-stay-at-home-order/2274921/
Massachusetts
Entire State
Everywhere in public where social distancing
isn’t possible
5/6/2020
https://www.nepr.net/post/massachusetts-communities-issue-face-mask-orders-limit-covid-19s-spread#stream/0
Michigan
Entire State
Everywhere in public where social distancing
isn’t possible
4/26/2020
https://fox59.com/news/coronavirus/face-mask-orders-eased-restrictions-heres-where-stay-at-home-orders-stand-in-indianas-surrounding-states/
Minnesota
Parts of State
https://www.kare11.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/minneapolis-makes-face-coverings-mandatory-in-public-places/89-7ce5178f-5313-4188-96b5-875a949330a8
Mississippi
Parts of State
https://mspolicy.org/masks-to-be-required-in-oxford/
Missouri
Parts of State
https://kmox.radio.com/articles/news/st-louis-to-request-everyone-wear-face-masks-in-public
Montana
No
Nebraska
Entire State (Employees Only)
http://dhhs.ne.gov/Documents/COVID-19-Restaurant-In-Room-Dining-Reopening-Guidelines.pdf
Nevada
Entire State (Employees Only)
Only in businesses
5/1/2020 (est.)
https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Industry-specific-Guidance-Documents-1.pdf
New Hampshire
Parts of State
https://www.nhpr.org/post/coronavirus-update-nashua-requires-face-masks-worn-public#stream/0
New Jersey
Entire State
Everywhere in public where social distancing
isn’t possible
4/10/2020
https://www.nj.com/news/2020/04/njs-new-coronavirus-rules-for-grocery-shopping-masks-store-limits-everything-you-need-to-know.html
New Mexico
Entire State
Everywhere in public where social distancing
isn’t possible
5/15/2020 (est.)
https://www.abqjournal.com/1455269/lujan-grisham-to-address-public-health-orders.html
New York
Entire State
Everywhere in public where social distancing
isn’t possible
4/15/2020
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/492967-new-york-to-require-all-people-to-wear-masks-when-in-public
North Carolina
Parts of State
https://abc11.com/durham-county-coronavirus-nc-face-mask/6111676/
North Dakota
Parts of State
https://kfgo.com/2020/04/16/62946/
Ohio
Parts of State
https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/continuing-coverage/coronavirus/gov-dewine-reverses-reversal-face-masks-will-now-be-required-for-employees
Oklahoma
Parts of State
https://kfor.com/news/local/list-oklahoma-cities-requiring-recommending-residents-to-wear-face-masks-in-public/
Oregon
Parts of State (Employees Only)
https://www.wweek.com/news/state/2020/05/07/gov-kate-brown-will-require-face-masks-at-many-oregon-businesses/
Pennsylvania
Entire State
Businesses & Public Transport
4/17/2020
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/do-i-have-to-wear-a-mask-outside-in-pa-heres-when-wearing-a-mask/article_08a09076-8e1c-11ea-a836-4f2746ed7b5c.html
Puerto Rico
Entire Territory
Everywhere in public
4/10/2020 (est.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/15/nyregion/coronavirus-face-masks-andrew-cuomo.html
Rhode Island
Entire State
Everywhere in public where social distancing
isn’t possible
4/20/2020
https://www.necn.com/news/coronavirus/with-reopening-looming-ri-gov-to-provide-update-on-coronavirus-response/2268092/
South Carolina
No
South Dakota
No
Tennessee
Parts of State
https://www.wsmv.com/news/workers-required-to-wear-face-masks-in-nashville-as-phase-1-begins-today/article_3efb2a24-939d-11ea-acc3-db32dfabf40b.html
Texas
Parts of State
https://abc13.com/san-antonio-and-dallas-face-masks-required-$1-000-fine/6110266/
Utah
Masks strongly recommended, provides masks
for free
Strongly encourages, provides masks for free
https://www.fox13now.com/news/coronavirus/local-coronavirus-news/tricounty-health-department-calls-for-face-masks-to-be-worn-in-public-in-the-uinta-basin
Vermont
Entire State (Employees Only)
Only in businesses
4/23/2020
https://www.healthvermont.gov/Help-Slow-the-Spread-of-COVID-19-By-Wearing-Cloth-Face-Mask-April-23-2020
Virginia
Entire State
All Public Indoor Spaces (Including Public
Transport & Biz’s)
5/29/2020
https://www.wsls.com/news/local/2020/05/26/face-masks-will-soon-be-mandatory-at-times-in-virginia/
Washington
Parts of State
https://komonews.com/news/coronavirus/covid-19-seattle-king-county-to-announce-new-guidelines-for-face-masks
West Virginia
Parts of State
https://www.herald-dispatch.com/coronavirus/west-virginia-meets-governors-benchmark-to-reopen/article_c32e0c26-bd57-5e09-b660-ebac99ac484c.html
Wisconsin
No
Wyoming
Parts of State
https://www.wyomingnewsnow.tv/content/news/Some-small-businesses-require-shoppers-to-wear-masks-570355741.html
So, you see, the states still in a “lockdown” mentality,
have just about every human endeavor, public and private, covered but shoe-shine
stands, though I’m sure some “authority” will complain of the omission. And
where masks are necessary when “social distancing” isn’t possible, some functionary
 or wonk
will insist that the mandatory six-foot 
rule be enforced, even in restrooms, together with the whole panoply of
people controls be enacted .

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3 Comments

  1. Tom

    The California mask requirement is brand new, a feature of Governor Newsom's "reopening." The Sacramento County sheriff has said he will not enforce it.

  2. Edward Cline

    The list was slightly dated. Couldn't find another that was more current.

  3. Signifier

    I appreciate reading Robert Gore's essay from your website. Thank you.

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