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'No mask, no service'; local businesses requiring face masks for entry

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Posted at 11:23 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 18:13:30-04

IDAHO — "If we have to make the small inconvenience of requiring masks, so our businesses don't have to shut down again than the mask requirement is worth it," said the owner of Bodega Boise, Taylor Hunt.

As Ada County continues to see a spike in cases, some local businesses are taking it upon themselves to stop the spread of COVID-19 by refusing entry to those not wearing masks.

"I believe in simple science, masks stop the spread of coronavirus, so to enter my store you have to wear one," said Hunt.

The Record Exchange, another business on the list, requires face masks for entry.

They started requiring all customers and employees to wear masks after they were allowed to reopen their doors again back in May.

"We’re thinking safety first here, we didn’t want to jeopardize the health and safety of our staff or our customers by having a mask-less environment here at the store,” said The Record Exchange Marketing and Promotions Director, Chad Dryden.

They offer free masks and hand sanitizer at the front door to anyone wanting to come inside.

"We want to do everything we can to stop the spread of COVID, and to keep our doors open," said Dryden.