Mr. Hurst, I too was disappointed when I read the Enumclaw Chamber and the City Council urged businesses to defy the mask mandate. Shame on all of them. The masks are for our safety. I do not consider it to be a violation of my rights to be asked to wear one to protect both myself and others. It is my patriotic duty and a very minor imposition. I am one of those vulnerable seniors.
I also will not be shopping at any local business that decides not to enforce the mandate. And that means forever. I was recently in one local business along SR 410, other customers not wearing masks. Employees not wearing masks. Not only did I not make a purchase that day (though I have spent quite a bit there in the past), I will never, ever be back. And I e-mailed them to let them know this. I will drive to Bonney Lake, Maple Valley or Auburn to purchase anything I might want that they have. I too will be keeping a list.
Should they doubt my resolve in this matter, perhaps they should be aware that I have not shopped at J.C. Penney since the early 70’s. The reason does not matter, but I made that decision then & I have not been back since.
I feel bad for businesses that are struggling and those forced to close for good, but life will always matter to me over dollars, every time.