Welp, now that the CDC seems to be loosening up the mask rules, St. Louis City and County dropped their mask mandate and all the covid restrictions, leaving it up to businesses if they still want to require masks.
Several businesses are now saying vaccinated people don’t need to wear masks at all indoors. But it’s all on the honor system, and I don’t trust people. My local grocery chain is saying vaccinated customers don’t have to wear masks, but employees still do. What the fuck is the point of that? If your customers can breathe all over everything, let the employees do it, too.
You know as well as I do that all the fucking anti-maskers are just going to be happy as pigs in shit that the local government isn’t requiring it anymore and that businesses aren’t either. Businesses aren’t going to actually ask if folks not wearing masks are vaccinated.
And last I checked, only about a third of adult St. Louis residents are fully vaccinated. I know there are still some access issues for folks with shitty work schedules, kids to manage, no cars, etc. And there are people who have severe allergy issues who haven’t been able to get vaccinated.
I just don’t fucking trust people to not wear masks. I’ll get over it, but I just worry we’re heading back towards a spike when you combine this with vacation season.
If you live in an area where stuff is being relaxed with covid, is there anything you are struggling with?