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Letter to the Editor: "Wearing a mask while in public is the decent thing to do"

Posted: Mon, May 18, 2020 1:26 PM

(The following Letter to the Editor has been submitted by Rand Hansen of Calmar):

"Walmart in Decorah has avoided any coronavirus cases because they and their employees have taken steps to reduce the chances by social distancing in the store and wearing masks, among other steps.  They have a sign at the front doors that says the wearing of a mask while shopping is highly recommended, as it reduces the chances of passing the virus to an employee and to the people who shop there.

I have noticed a high number of shoppers as of late not wearing a mask and it is very concerning to not only me, but to Walmart workers.  Why can't people set a good example and be good citizens by simply wearing a mask in the store? Is it that hard to do?   So do it people of Decorah and those who shop at Walmart—let's  set a good example for the rest of the world by doing our simple part to reduce the chances of spreading the virus."