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By Toni DeRosa
Wasco Tribune 

Face it, wearing masks has caught on

 

August 20, 2020 | View PDF

Toni DeRosa | Wasco Tribune

Students from Palm Avenue School with their masks.

You can't walk anywhere in Wasco without seeing people wearing masks. Businesses are now requiring customers to wear a mask in order to enter enter the establishment.

Masks are the first line of protection against the covid-19 coronavirus, and those who don't wear one are risking either getting sick or getting someone else sick.

Many people keep a mask handy in their vehicle so they can pop it on while walking into a business.

Walmart, which had been ambivalent about masks, now enforces them once you enter the store.

Customers ordering take-out must also wear a mask when picking up their order.

Toni DeRosa | Wasco Tribune

Masks are all in the family with the Herreras visiting from Palm Springs.

Employees at Café 101, Walmart, Starbucks, True Value, Dollar Tree, The Dollar Store, hair salons, Fiesta Market, Hong Kong Restaurant and the smaller shops on 7th Street all require customers to wear a mask when entering.

Large stores like Walmart and many smaller shops also have social distancing markers for their customers.

At PrimeX, all employees wear a mask, as well as a protective smock and gloves when they enter the business.

The FastStrip Market on Poso also asks customers to wear a mask

With school starting last week, students and all teachers and staff all wore masks.

Kern County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Peter Martinez said at a City Council meeting that with people wearing masks, it's more difficult to determine who is a criminal because everyone comes in wearing a mask.

 

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