In response to Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields’ statement regarding his refusal to enforce the face mask mandate: Bad form, Sheriff.
Most of us are wearing masks that protect others (you) rather than really protecting ourselves.
It is not about “feeling comfortable.” It is about being responsible and helping to protect the community. I can social distance following someone who is not wearing a mask, but when that person sneezes or coughs and I pass through that area within a few seconds, I am put at risk, even with my mask on.
I would like to venture out to the grocery store, to stores to get necessities, to meet a few friends for lunch, to go to my work place and feel safe. I am doing my best to protect myself and others and would expect others to do the same, not say, “I’m not really a mask kind of person.” Who the heck is a mask kind of person?
We don’t need more uncertainty and confusing messages during this time. I doubt anyone really expects law enforcement to go around looking for people without masks. With all due respect, Sheriff, you are elected to protect this community. Set an example of that instead of making it political.
LuAnn Kinney, Southern Pines
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