Cuomo Signs Order Allowing Businesses To Deny Entry To Individuals Not Wearing Masks

Cuomo Signs Order Allowing Businesses To Deny Entry To Individuals Not Wearing Masks May 28, 2020

Good News: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signs an executive order allowing businesses to refuse service to people who won’t wear masks or face coverings.

The Hill reports:

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Thursday he will sign an executive order allowing private businesses to deny entry to customers who are not wearing face coverings. 

CBS News reports:

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new executive order Thursday that will allow private store owners to refuse service to people who are not wearing a mask. 

The official website for the New York governor states:

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued an Executive Order authorizing businesses to deny entry to individuals who do not wear masks or face-coverings. The Executive Order builds on the state’s ongoing efforts to protect New Yorkers and slow the spread.

Commenting on the new order at his daily press briefing Cuomo said:

We made them mandatory in public settings, public transportation etc., but when we’re talking about reopening stores and places of business, we’re giving the store owners the right to say, ‘If you’re not wearing a mask, you can’t come in’

Cuomo added:

You don’t want to wear a mask? Fine, but you don’t have a right to then go into that store if that store owner doesn’t want you to.

On Twitter Cuomo tweeted:

Today I am signing an Executive Order authorizing businesses to deny entry to those who do not wear masks or face-coverings. No mask – No entry.

For the record – masks work. A recent study out of Hong Kong shows that wearing masks reduces the spread of COVID-19 by up to 75 percent.

Bottom line: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signs an executive order allowing businesses to refuse service to people who won’t wear masks or face coverings.

Cuomo Signs Order Allowing Businesses To Deny Entry To Individuals Not Wearing Masks (Image via Twitter)
Cuomo Signs Order Allowing Businesses To Deny Entry To Individuals Not Wearing Masks (Image via Twitter)

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