Masks have proven to slow the spread of Covid-19 and protect both the wearer and others in his/her proximity. Unfortunately even with a mandate, not everyone wears masks properly. Gov. Parson made the statement that Missourians are smart--that has proven to be untrue. We NEED a state-wide mandate.
Sat, 21 Nov 2020 20:18:44 -0500
There's way too many very selfish and highly Inconsiderate people walking around without a Mask on; With that said, it will take that much longer to get the Virus under Control. A State-Wide Mask Mandate would be right on par with the Current Virus Crisis. Mask's Help To Save Lives!!!!
Sat, 21 Nov 2020 15:44:20 -0500
I believe in science and health care workers. They are adamant about the importance of wearing a masks. I do not want to die nor do I want to cause any one's death. Therefore I wear a mask and hope others do too.
IT IS REALLY QUITE SIMPLE!
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 16:55:32 -0500
The problem with leaving that decision to each county/city leader is putting them in the hot seat without any backing. Also, the county I live in, a lot of the people have to work in another county. It won't do any good if my county mandates mask but the county I work in does not.
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 12:21:55 -0500
NO ONE WILL DO IT ON THERE OWN
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 10:15:03 -0500
People NEED to practice wearing a mask in public, And staying socially distant. A statewide mandate is Necessary, IMO. If some refuse to do so, they can stay home.
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 09:29:01 -0500
Because some people need to be led to their decision. It’s the right thing to do. In view of so many people sick!
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 09:13:29 -0500
Unfortunately in such an individualistic society people cannot be counted on to make the right decisions for the community at an individual level. This needs to come from the top down. If your actions negatively impact others then İt shouldnt be a considered a right (think smoking in restaurants).
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 08:49:26 -0500
Masks help stop the spread of covid-19. The hospitals cannot take anymore. Healthcare workers are exhausted. Now is not the time to become apathetic. I wear my mask to protect you. This is the United States of America. We could use a bit more on the United front. I shouldn't have to tell you to care
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 08:30:38 -0500
Wearing a mask is a small price to pay to help stay safe and to help others stay safe. Any death due to this virus is too many and our country has already lost a quarter of a million people and counting. I pray for all who have suffered from their losses due to the Covid-19 virus.
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 08:21:55 -0500
As a healthcare provider that actively works in the COVID field I strongly believe that wearing a mask is an individual choice. Mandating won’t change culture, educating the individual will increase mask usage. Remember when seat belts became law, people complained. Now, seatbelts are the norm.
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 08:09:38 -0600
The science doesn't support universal mask wearing as an effective way to slow the virus down, and the virus is not dangerous for the vast majority of Missourians, so the steps we are willing to take to protect ourselves should be left up to us to decide.
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 06:42:17 -0600
Risk mitigation is a personal choice. Smoking, seatbelts, obesity are individual decisions. While they have some impact in local societies, ultimately the individual controls the situation
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 09:31:06 -0500
People getting the virus are wearing masks. Not scientifically proven. Testing positive does not mean you have the virus, just exposed.
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 07:39:32 -0500