May 5, 2021


Fernandina Beach votes in favor of personal choice on face coverings

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. – Commissioners in Fernandina Beach on Tuesday voted in favor of allowing people to wear face coverings in public based on personal choice.

The vote was 4-1 in favor. Commissioner Chip Ross was the “no” vote.

“I think that we’re being premature, and I think it would be smarter to stay the course and keep doing things that are keeping many of us out of harm,” Ross said of his decision.

Before addressing the ordinance, the commissioners discussed that Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed an executive order that will suspend all COVID-19 emergency orders issued by

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No Shoes, No Mask, No Service? Businesses Now Write the Rules on Face Coverings

Getting a beer at Hills & Dales Ice House in San Antonio doesn’t require wearing a mask. But getting a coffee at the


franchise located a third-of-a-mile away still does. At Scout & Molly’s women’s wear boutique 20 minutes south, masks are recommended but not required. Heading to lunch for sushi at Piranha Izakaya next door, though, means putting one on until seated at the table.

As Covid-19 restrictions loosen in several states, the shopping plazas and small businesses of Texas tell corporate America—and its consumers—what to expect as the country reopens. We have months of inconsistency ahead of

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