Can businesses refuse to serve customers who don’t wear masks?

Most businesses across the U.S. have reopened after temporary shutdown orders from state governments earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Differing requirements across cities and states are often unclear, and many people are making personal decisions about when and where to wear masks.

While many businesses are encouraging customers to wear face coverings and to adhere to social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, some are requiring patrons to wear them.

Costco is among the retailers with such a requirement. The wholesale corporation began enforcing the policy on May 4.

About two weeks after announcing the mask requirement, a video of a Costco employee repeatedly asking a customer to leave a Colorado store went viral. The customer wasn’t wearing a face covering and said he made the choice because he “woke up in a free country.”

“We know some members may find this inconvenient or objectionable, but under the circumstances we believe the added safety is worth any inconvenience. This is not simply a matter of personal choice; a face covering protects not just the wearer, but others too,” Costco President and CEO Craig Jelinek said in a statement. “Although some may disagree with this policy or question its effectiveness, we’re choosing to err on the side of safety in our shopping environments … We believe this simple act of safety and courtesy is one that Costco members and employees can undertake together.”

What if you don’t want to wear a mask? Can you be denied service? Is it against your rights as an American citizen to be turned away?

The short answer: (Read more)

Live updates: U.S. reports more than 1,000 coronavirus deaths in a day for first time since early June

The United States recorded more than 1,000 deaths Tuesday, for the first time since June 2 when 1,052 fatalities were reported. The average number of daily deaths has been rising for most of July, according to data compiled and analyzed by The Washington Post, and Tuesday’s milestone undercuts President Trump’s claim of a fast-falling mortality rate.

Trump on Tuesday struck a more pessimistic tone than usual about the spread of the coronavirus in the United States, while maintaining that progress is being made toward a vaccine and therapeutics.

“It will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better,” he told reporters at a coronavirus briefing held at the White House. “Something I don’t like saying about things, but that’s the way it is.”

Here are some significant developments:

Scientists say COVID-19 temperature checks are not reliable and might do more harm than good: report

The Political Agitator’s response: This is why we can’t play with this virus because how to deal with it is still being researched. What I do know is they are saying folk have tested positive and some have died. I am waiting and watching how it all unfold and in the meantime I am going to continue to wear my mask and stay away from certain activity.

If you’ve gone to the doctor or the gym or maybe even to your own place of employment, you’ve likely had your temperature taken. The reason, we’ve all been told, is that temperature checks are a good way to screen for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control has told businesses to check employees and doctors to check patients.

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But that whole process might be doing more harm than good, according to a new report from Popular Science.

What are they telling us now?

Popular Science reported Tuesday that scientists say the practice of screening via temperature checks is not rooted in science.

The screening method was started in the early 2000s, the magazine noted, to battle the SARS epidemic, and at that point it was a “fairly reliable indicator of a SARS infection.”

But that’s not true for the novel coronavirus the world is currently battling, Arizona State University professor of biomedical diagnostics Mara Aspinall told Popular Science. (Read more)

Vidant Health Upcoming COVID-19 Testing Sites

Vidant Health has been selected by the state of North Carolina to help respond to the COVID-19 crisis in communities hardest hit by the virus. Providing free COVID-19 tests to communities we serve in this unprecedented time is one of the many ways we strive to meet our mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina. To learn more about Vidant’s free community testing, and to find a testing location near you, please click the link below.

Upcoming testing sites

7/20 Conetoe Family Life Center, Conetoe

7/20 Living Waters Ministries Community Church, Pinetops

7/20 Antioch Missionary, Jackson

7/20 The Town Center, Littleton

7/20 First Baptist Church, Murfreesboro

7/20 Ahoskie Amphitheater, Ahoskie

7/20 Cool Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Gaston

7/20 Willow Oak AME Church, Rich Square

Click here to find more upcoming testing dates and sites.

Do I need an appointment?

NO, this clinic offers tests without an appointment.

Do I need insurance?

NO, you can get the test without insurance for FREE.

How much does it cost?

FREE – Vidant will bill insurance, if you have it, so please bring your card if you have one. There are no out of pocket costs.

How can I protect myself and Others?

The best thing you can do to protect yourself and your community from COVID-19 is to wear a mask in public. Wearing a mask reduces the spread and can ultimately save lives. When you leave your home, stay six feet apart from others, avoid large groups or gatherings and wash your hands often.

Visit us for more information:

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Open Letter To Pastors, Church Folk & Racist White Folk About COVID-19 Nurse Preach!

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Note: I had began to write this post before I left to go to the carwash and while I was out a friend in boxed me this.
It is damn shame that I continue to see some Pastors, Church Folk & Racist White Folk post and sharing mess about the COVID-19 saying the virus could be a cold, the numbers are not correct and other. Well this
young female nurse puts the COVID-19 in perspective and saved me some typing.
If you are a nurse please share your experience here.

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Coronavirus teaches us that ‘church’ is a verb

OPINIONBRIAN CRISP  |  JULY 14, 2020

Brian Crisp

In this time of coronavirus, we need a new grammar of church.

“Church” is not a noun with a cynosure of place. It is a verb. It is a verb not to be used in the singular but always in the plural: We church, you all church, they church. We may parse new and greater understandings of the divine and humanity as we work together toward creating that commonwealth continually heralded in our sacred texts.

Equally, we should embrace the infinitive of this verb: to church. The infinitive does not bind us to one time but suggests that this work is ongoing and continuing. It shall not be impeded by circumstances or fickle desires, but it will persevere in ways that address and react to the contexts in which it moves, breathes, helps, cries, aids, feeds, cares and liberates. This is not a church concerned with self-preservation, but a movement focused on being in a contemporary world.

It would be irresponsible of me to say I do not miss seeing the good people of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church gather on Sunday morning to collectively give worth to the ideals we uphold. Yet I would also feel a deepened grief and pronounced culpability knowing that such a gathering could cause one of these people harm or death.

My personal longings do not outweigh the health and wellbeing of others. (Read more)

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Halifax County principal dies with COVID-19, superintendent says

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This Is Why I Act Like I Do When I See & Hear Folk Acting Like The COVID-19 Is Not Real!

Something invisible silenced Daddy D, the ice cream man

By Bryan Mims, WRAL reporter

RAEFORD, N.C. — That sound. That sweet summer serenade that gets kids sugar rushing to the curb.

But Daddy D, Daddy D grooved to his own beat: Hip hop meets ice pop.

He’d pump up the volume in his neighborhood outside Raeford.

Daddy D

“And we knew it was him coming, and kids would just, like, go out there, run out there and sometimes he’d give them free ice cream,” said Obediah Anderson, who has four kids.

Daddy D was a kind of father figure in the neighborhood.

“I never thought somebody that close to me here in my neighborhood would die from something I can’t even explain,” sobbed Anderson.

The “D” in Daddy D was for Dwight.

56 years old and an Army veteran, Dwight Bell was the father of six kids.

Tasha Bell, his wife, said her husband had blood work done at Veterans Affairs last week, and then began to feel as if he had a bad cold.

“By Sunday, he said I’m really not feeling good. We need to go to the VA to get tested,” said Tasha Bell.

Tested for COVID-19. Three days later, the results came in: positive. (Read more)

The Political Agitator’s response: I get pissed when I hear folk acting as if the COVID-19 is not real. I get sho nuff  pissed when it is Church Folk that post mess about the COVID-19 acting as if it is not real and most of all act like they have a problem with folk talking about their concerns. It is time for some real talk about the COVID-19 in all communities and especially among Church Folk.

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Top HHS official says ‘simple’ behavior changes would curb pandemic

America does not need another large-scale shutdown to contain the surging coronavirus pandemic, the top official coordinating the Trump administration’s COVID-19 testing said on Sunday.

Adm. Brett Giroir, the assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services, told NBC News’ “Meet the Press” that the nation could “achieve the same results” as a broad shutdown and dramatically lower the coronavirus’ transmission rate with a few “simple” and important policy changes and behavioral modifications.

“I think we need to be very selective. Sure, if we shut everything down again, that would do it, but we don’t need to. But remember, there’s a tremendous health cost to shutting down — mental, emotional, substance use, but also no cancer screenings, no vaccines, all those other things,” he said.

“So let’s do what we know really works. Like I said, avoid bars because they really spread, restaurant capacity down 50 percent, hand hygiene and please wear a mask in public, that’s really, really, really important. We’ve got to have 90 or 95 percent adherence to that and we can achieve the same results.” (Read more)

 

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Questions For School Openings

Questions for School Openings:

• If a teacher tests positive for COVID-19 are they required to quarantine for 2-3 weeks? Is their sick leave covered, paid?

• If that teacher has 5 classes a day with 30 students each, do all 150 of those students need to then stay home and quarantine for 14 days?

• Do all 150 of those students now have to get tested? Who pays for those tests? Are they happening at school? How are the parents being notified? Does everyone in each of those kids’ families need to get tested? Who pays for that?

• What if someone who lives in the same house as a teacher tests positive? Does that teacher now need to take 14 days off of work to quarantine? Is that time off covered? Paid?

• Where is the district going to find a substitute teacher who will work in a classroom full of exposed, possibly infected students for substitute pay?

• Substitutes teach in multiple schools. What if they are diagnosed with COVID-19? Do all the kids in each school now have to quarantine and get tested? Who is going to pay for that?

• What if a student in your kid’s class tests positive? What if your kid tests positive? Does every other student and teacher they have been around quarantine? Do we all get notified who is infected and when? Or because of HIPAA regulations are parents and teachers just going to get mysterious “may have been in contact” emails all year long?

• What is this stress going to do to our teachers? How does it affect their health and well-being? How does it affect their ability to teach? How does it affect the quality of education they are able to provide? What is it going to do to our kids? What are the long-term effects of consistently being stressed out?

• How will it affect students and faculty when the first teacher in their school dies from this? The first parent of a student who brought it home? The first kid?

• How many more people are going to die, that otherwise would not have if we had stayed home longer?

30% of the teachers in the US are over 50. About 16% of the total deaths in the US are people between the ages of 45-65.

We are choosing to put our teachers in danger.
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So What Are These Governor Roy Cooper Haters Trying To Say About COVID-19?

The Political Agitator’s response: Damn sound like Trump. Hell yeah the more test the higher the numbers will be how will you know if folk got the virus if they are not tested? SMDH! So why is it you are just focused on the deaths? It is a good thing the deaths are not skyrocketing but who in the hell wants to be tested just to see if they have it? I sure the hell do not! When tested positive who wants to be quarantined at home and/or want to be in a hospital and can not be around family? I know I sure the hell don’t. Damn dude said when the flu get to a certain number we shut down the nation. Well Mr. what is your number that would require it since you want to be the damn Governor? But in the meantime how many folk have died from the FLU over the years? I’ll wait!
Van Holland

Yes, these may be record highs for the state of North Carolina, but also remember how many more people are being tested daily due to the governor adding hundreds of new testing sites where it doesn’t cost the person anything to get tested.

So when you test tens of thousands of people per day, your returned results of confirmed cases of COVID-19 are also going to be higher than normal. But our deaths aren’t skyrocketing.

Look at the beginning, person had to have certain symptoms before they could be tested, but now you can just drive up and get a swab run up your nose to see if you’re infected with the virus.

Think about this now, US officials have awarded Novavax $1.6 BILLION for 100 MILLION vials to expedite the development of a Coronavirus vaccine.

Maybe next time our flu cases get to a certain number we will shut down the nation and all states and put a Stay At Home order in place like they should have last year when millions contracted the flu.

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  • Josh Carroll

    Josh Carroll Said it before and I’ll say it again. I hope they track the flu like they have this scamdemic. It will all be over in November any way. Then they’ll latch on to something else

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    • Curmilus Butch Dancy II
  • Curmilus Butch Dancy II So when you test tens of thousands of people per day, your returned results of confirmed cases of COVID-19 are also going to be higher than normal. But our deaths aren’t skyrocketing.

    Really? But from the folk I have seen that says they have recovered from it, some says it was a hell of a battle.

    I have worked with 2 guys that had the flu and the doctors had said they didn’t know if they would pull through but they did.

    I know some folk who have had the COVID-19.

    So are you saying that it is not something to be taken serious?

    How many folk have died from the flu over the years?

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    Curmilus Butch Dancy II 2020

37 football players and staff at University of North Carolina test positive for Covid-19

From CNN’s David Close

The University of North Carolina has suspended the football program’s voluntary workout program after 37 players and staff tested positive for Covid-19.

The Orange County Health Department in North Carolina determined the number of results to be a cluster forcing the Tar Heels to halt activities. The school says it administered 429 tests to players, coaches and staff with roughly 12% returning positive for coronavirus.

The university did not disclose the severity of symptoms of the 37 people who contracted the virus. (Read more)

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Edgecombe County COVID-19 Update The Numbers, Testing Sites & More

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CHECK MY SYMPTOMS
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Curmilus Butch Dancy II 2020

Garry Corts Has Blocked Me Because I Called His Ass Out About COVID-19 Testing

This is what happens when you challenge B.S. they can’t handle it. Dude is friends with Troy Davis so I think that is why he had sent me a Friend Request some time ago. I don’t know him.

But I love it how Special Cs throw mess out as fact but then when you question these Trump Lovers/Followers they can’t handle them Trues!

This is how it began!

So what did the testers have to gain?

I’ll wait!

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COVID-19, Graduations, Black Lives Matter, Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair Removed, Confederate Monuments, Honeywell Furlough Year 2020

I have faced and seen some things this year and it is only 6 months in.

I have survived the COVID-19 as I speak even though I have been working he entire time. I was considered an Essential Worker so I didn’t get the week off from work without pay like some of my co-workers. They were supposed to get 2 weeks but they didn’t have to do a 2nd week. However they did get unemployment and the COVID-19 Funds.

I am proud of my son Curmilus Dancy III (CJ) who graduated from Pitt Community College Greenville NC receiving a degree in Business Administration and my daughter India Matita Dancy who received her Masters in Political Science from NC Central in Durham NC.

The Black Lives Matter Movement has reached across the nation. It began some years ago but not at the level it has reached now. Although I am not a member of the actual Black Lives Matter Organization, I have always known my Black Ass Mattered and have been fighting for Black Folk All of my Adult Life.

The Edgecombe County Democratic Party can now move forward hopefully because one of the problems the party has experienced has been Rev. Roosevelt Higgs and his behavior. I have been challenging this guy since the 90’s. On June 13 he was removed as the Chair of the County and can not serve as an officer on the local, state and/or national level in the next 2 years. Peace be still!

I am happy to see the Confederate Monument come down in Rocky Mount. I served on the Rocky Mount Human Relations Commission and we were tasked by the Rocky Mount City Council to host a series of 4 meetings to have community discussions last year. However the monument came down in this season. But not only am I pleased to see it come down in Rocky Mount but across the nation. Tarboro NC what are you waiting on? I have a Tarboro address although I live 7 miles out of Tarboro and 3 miles out of Pinetops.

This week I survived the Honeywell Furlough. I have been working at Honeywell for 33 years and nearly 6 months. I have endured some things and by the grace of God he has kept me. It has been tough some times but because of my knowledge of how to deal with issues and situations, I have survived.

I am going to miss some of my co-workers. But no matter what I wish all of them the best.

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