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By Michael Oxley, Citrus Heights—
I’m a retired teacher, 70 years old next month, and am suffering with COPD. I try to take care of myself. I respect the COVID-19 precautions. But I do go to the grocery store because I just can’t get used to shopping with a checklist.
I know, I’m a dinosaur, but I just like to feel and smell the produce. I like to pick my own cuts of meat. I like to compare brands and read ingredient lists. My question is: “Why has wearing a mask become a political issue?”
I generally shop at Raley’s. They have a deputy sheriff inside the store now. These sheriffs NEVER wear masks. I asked one a couple of weeks ago why she wasn’t wearing a mask and she said it “wasn’t required.”
Because the pandemic has blown up in California, Governor Newsom instated the mask requirement. Today I asked the deputy why he wasn’t wearing a mask and he said that it interfered with talking on the radio. Bulls**t!
Wearing a mask has become a divisive political issue, when it’s a really a MEDICAL issue. COVID-19 doesn’t care if you voted for Trump or Clinton or Stalin! YOU ARE ENDANGERING MY LIFE FOR YOUR DISTORTED POLITICAL VIEW!
I read that our police chief won’t enforce the mask requirements. Thanks. I live here too! I pay taxes. I pay part of your salary and you vow you won’t protect me?
Wearing a mask does little to protect the wearer. It’s for the other people. You are assaulting me, not declaring your “freedom!” Get some sense people!
Reviewed the proposed plan for the Citrus Heights Mall. The music venue would be better on the other side away from residential. Just a thought.
Please do everything possible to get all Citrus Heights police in body cams. This is of most importance!
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