Submitted by Dale Peacock
Dear Premier Ford,
I’m writing to ask you to make non-medical grade masks mandatory for the general public. We had confused messaging about masking at the beginning, but now that we know better, we can do better.
As well, I suggest that a significant social media blitz to accompany the directive to ensure proper utilization of the masks given that using them improperly defeats the purpose.
I believe that mandatory mask-wearing will do a couple of things:
1. It would increase the safety of front-line workers and offer concrete proof that we value their sacrifice.
2. It might reduce the friction between local residents and cottagers to see that at least in public we are all making an effort.
3. It could reduce infections in long-term care as all of those seem to be via workers bringing COVID-19 in from outside.
While I recognize that enforcement is always an issue, a simple fix for that might be to require all retail outlets to refuse service to those not wearing a mask.
Thank you for your efforts on our behalf,
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