ARLINGTON, Iowa (KCRG) – Regardless of the fixed calls from native well being leaders and indicators at nearly each retailer to put on a masks, one enterprise in Arlington is sending a distinct message, no masks, no drawback.
Sitting on the nook of Essential avenue, east avenue, and south avenue in Arlington is the one fuel station on this Fayette County city, 6 Corners Fuel. In its entrance window is an indication that reads “No masks required, please take away earlier than coming into. Thanks.”
“It’s not a state requirement that individuals put on masks,” says Daybreak Sage, a neighbor to the fuel station. “It’s their retailer, it’s privately-owned. In the event that they select to inform somebody to take their masks off that needs to be their proper.”
Sage is true, it isn’t a requirement to put on a masks. She’s one in every of many neighbors I spoke with who’ve differing views in regards to the request posted on the shop’s entrance door, however all agree with well being consultants carrying a masks helps gradual the unfold.
“I work within the public, so I put on a masks once I’m in folks’s properties,” Sage says.
The Fayette County Division of Public Well being contacted the institution to attempt to educate the house owners after we confirmed them an image of the signal.
“As we see numbers enhance throughout the state, it is very important be sure to’re social distancing and carrying masks whenever you’re round different people that aren’t in your family,” says Fayette County Division of Public Well being Coordinator Jessica Wegner.
Regardless of the county’s efforts at slowing the unfold, the signal remains to be posted, and enforcement is out of her fingers.
“All through this pandemic, I feel we’ve all realized that you are able to do your greatest to assist educate others, however in some unspecified time in the future, it turns into a accountability for these people to absorb the method and apply it to their day by day life,” Wegner says.
Whereas she says it’s folks’s alternative, she hopes extra will attain out to put on a masks like Sage.
“I put on a masks as a result of I work within the public,” she says.
We did attain out to the house owners of 6 Corners Fuel and are ready to listen to again.
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