As we know, the CDC recommends that people wear masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19. And retailers are now required to enforce mask compliance in their place of business in New York state as per the Department of Health. That’s why we’re asking everyone to Mask Up!
Although the great mask debate has sparked some controversy, we have observed many of our customers wearing masks since this healthcare crisis began.
Because everyone has different circumstances, everyone has a different opinion on why wearing a mask is important to them.
- Some of us may know someone personally impacted by COVID-19.
- Health care professionals likely choose to wear a mask because of the science and research behind it and may see patients impacted by COVID-19.
- An individual may have an immuno-compromised or at-risk loved one at home and feel the need to protect them.
- Others may simply wear their mask to protect their community members because it is the right thing to do.
We want to know: Why do YOU wear a mask?
Here’s what our customers had to say:
Thank you to our Partners
We would like to send a HUGE thank you to our Partners in the shops, they’re all wearing their masks for hours on end (and we all know how hard that is) and they are on the front lines for mask enforcement and are doing a great job. Our awesome customers are flooding our inboxes to show their gratitude to our shop Partners.
Here’s what they’re saying:
“Thank you so much for enforcing the mask policy. This means so much to our family and friends. We love Stewart’s and appreciate you more than ever for keeping us all safe. You are the best.” – Peg M. Cooperstown, NY
“I was very impressed with a Partner at your store today. The cashier noticed the man was wearing a worn and tattered disposable face covering and she offered him a new one which he accepted happily. A few minutes later she observed a man wearing an N-95 mask around his chin and she instructed the man to raise the mask over his face. The man did not take kindly to this request, scowling at your employee, and she simply smiled and waited for the man to raise the mask before ringing him up. This combination of compassion and courage was striking. I was particularly impressed that the whole time she remained polite and very calm. I work for the City of Oneonta and after weeks of discouraging news about the state of the pandemic both nationally and locally, my spirits and sense of hope were uplifted by this woman’s braveness and kindness. She is doing her part to make your store and our city safer and I am extraordinarily grateful. I have recently stopped shopping at Speedway stores because of their lax attitude regarding masks and social distancing. I will absolutely be choosing Stewart’s any time I can. I’ll see you for breakfast in the morning.” – David C. Oneonta, NY
“Kudos to Stewart’s for being firm on your mask policy! You are doing the right thing and we loyal Stewart’s supporters appreciate it.” – Elise J. Kingston, NY
“I would like to applaud your staff on how they are respectfully informing customers they need to wear masks.” -Vanessa C. Plattsburgh, NY