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Retail Trade Group Slams Texas and Mississippi for Lifting Mask Mandates, Saying it Puts Workers at Risk

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Relaxing common-sense safety protocols like wearing masks is a mistake. We are certainly supportive of governors re-opening their economies and giving beleaguered restaurants and other small businesses the opportunity to rebuild and rehire workers. But going backward on safety measures will unfairly put retail employees back in the role of enforcing guidelines still recommended by the CDC and other public health advocates.

Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) executive vice president of communications and state affairs Jason Brewer, writing in an email to Insider for its story, “Retail Trade Group Slams Texas and Mississippi for Lifting Mask Mandates, Saying it Puts Workers at Risk.”