Enforce NYS Mask Law at Bay Shore Target!

Enforce NYS Mask Law at Bay Shore Target!

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Isabella Guarino started this petition to Target and

I am a concerned Bay Shore citizen. As of August 1st, Bay Shore has 1,038 confirmed cases of Covid-19. We are one of the hardest hit towns on Long Island, making us one of the hardest hit towns both nationally and globally. That's 33 cases for every 1,000 residents. The Target location in Bay Shore, as you know if you live in Bay Shore, gets very busy. You can see upwards of 100 clients in the building at a time, and that's when it's not busy. This means that there's a decent chance of at least 3 Covid carriers being in the building at any given time. 

According to New York State Executive order number 202.34 issued by Governor Cuomo (https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-20234-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency ) New York State residents are REQUIRED to wear a mask in public spaces--ESPECIALLY where the minimum six foot distance between people cannot be maintained at all times, such as in a busy store. 

Currently, it is the Bay Shore Target's policy to encourage guests to wear masks, but they are not required to take any further action upon their refusal. Furthermore, those who wear their masks incorrectly (not over their mouth AND nose), are not asked to fix their covering. This policy was decided upon by the Bay Shore Target and was not issued by Target the corporation. This was Bay Shore's independent action. Each individual Target does have the discretion to make their own policy, meaning they have the discretion to CHANGE their policy and uphold New York State law. 

While Target provides masks for all of their employees, those do not prevent their contraction of the disease, but protect their ability to spread the virus to others. Therefore, should a Target employee or any target shopper interact with someone who has chosen not to wear a mask, properly or at all, they are still at a high risk of contracting Covid.  

We are asking YOU to sign this petition to bring this to the attention of the management at Bay Shore's Target in instituting a policy that REQUIRES all Target customers be wearing a mask properly--lest they be required to leave the building. 

Thank you for your time, and please share this petition with other concerned patrons of the Bay Shore Target so that we may stop the spread!

 

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