Asked by Valerie in Oregon 5/31/2021 1404 Votes Are you wearing a mask in public during the COVID-19 crisis? 86% Yes WINNER 47 14% No 7 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Copy Link 86% Yes Add Comment Comment Share with friends 47 Comments 7 Jan Eidson Out of caution and respect, I would hate to be the cause of someone becoming ill due to my ignorance. Reply Reply 5 Amy Wearing a mask isn't about you, it's about others. By wearing a mask, you're telling others, "I care about you and your well-being." Reply Reply 4 Jen Estes I want to keep others safe and slow the spread of a virus that has ravaged the world. Reply Reply 2 Diana Ewins I feel that it is the right thing to do, to respect and protect others, as I would like them to do for me. Reply Reply 2 Stephanie Sarnoff as a courtesy to others, we know we are not exposed, or at least at very minimal exposure. Reply Reply 2 Lori Swanson Marler I am trying to do what I am able to keep myself and those around me safe when I must go out in public. Reply Reply 2 MadelynJG My mother is 96 years old. I cannot take a chance of passing the virus to her. And, I'm 68 and asthmatic, two strikes. Reply Reply 2 BJ Arey To protect others & myself. Reply Reply 2 Sally B Of course I do! I'm no knuckle-dragging ignorant 'no gumment gonna tell ME what to do!' buttwipe. Reply Reply 1 Linda Soflarsky Barosky I voted yes BC that's just basic human decency to protect others and yourself. Smoking was banned in public establishment's for others protection. Wearing a mask should be mandatory for others protection. What is the difference? People are ok with this so why such a fussy about mask's Reply Reply 1 Michelle Flora-Parrish Cox ALWAYS, AND HAND SANITIZER Reply Reply 1 Dave Pacanowski I do wear a mask at all times when out. I think we would be over this already if we were self disciplined say like Chinese folks. Some folks here think it infringes on there rights. You can't think like that in this situation. So I think it will be here until we get a vaccine. Reply Reply 1 Jennifer Dunn I value life and respect other people, so yes, I always wear a mask. Anyone who doesn't is selfish. Reply Reply 1 Celina R Yes, it is shortsighted, lazy, and selfish not to mask up Reply Reply 1 Tina Bouthillier It is the easiest thing to do and could benefit so many lives so why not people? New window signs....No shirt, No shoes, No mask, No service! See? So simple! Reply Reply 1 Carole Shepherd Absolutely. For my safety and the safety of others. Those who refuse to mask up are hurting themselves and others as well. Don't be stupid.....wear your mask!! Reply Reply 1 Gloria Thompson Strickland Hobbs Yes. Also helps to hide wrinkles. Ha Ha Reply Reply 1 Augusta von Nassau I am high-risk and and when I do go out, I am protecting myself. Reply Reply 1 Susan Miller Absolutely! I am in the at risk population, and I do wear a mask for the sake of others health. Reply Reply 1 T Dez Yes, because I am not a selfish jackass. Reply Reply 1 Hollye Jetton Wethington I am doing my part to stop the spread. It is not that bad and doesn't bother me at all. Reply Reply 1 Jesse Wood It's the law here. Reply Reply 1 D May absolutely! Reply Reply 1 firstname.lastname@example.org I am high risk so without a doubt I have one on. Reply Reply 1 Vicki Davidson I am a high risk and I have to protect others 2 Reply Reply 1 Township Johnson We have to now but even before then I was, except for work. I couldn't wear a mask all day but I have an office where I can shut the door. Reply Reply 1 Washington Jefferson Its a simple, easy thing to do. Understanding that it does not protect me, I know it can help others. Other countries have succeeded with these small gestures. Its sad the US is losing this battle. Reply Reply 1 Jane Yes. In Oregon I would be fined if not. Reply Reply 1 Amelia Anonymous I don't think cloth masks do anything. I still ear one as it makes other people feel safer Reply Reply 1 Philomel Woodsley Of course. I'm protecting the public and my autoimmune disease daughter. Reply Reply 1 Philomel Woodsley Of course. I'm protecting the public and my autoimmune disease daughter. Reply Reply 1 Lynn Higgins Empathy, Science, Safety, Concern for others and myself. Reply Reply 1 Jackie Jones Of course, its just i considerate and careless not to Reply Reply 1 Connie Lowry Absolutely! All one has to do is follow the numbers to see in our cities, the numbers are climbing again. Health is not something I am willing to gamble with. Reply Reply 1 Robin Painter Yes. Because I believe in science. Reply Reply 1 Lynda Elaine I work “Essential retail”. I wear mask 8 + hours a day. Other than work, I don’t go anywhere. I wish it was mandatory for all customers to wear a mask. Reply Reply Jane It really should be mandatory. In Iregon it is. 1 Robert Davidson It's a matter of responsibility to protect others from asymptomatic spreaders. Besides, it is required in New York in many places. Reply Reply 1 Kaitlynisdemocrat Flatten the Curve Reply Reply 1 Joyce Koch I wear a mask at work and shopping. Reply Reply 0 Mahta Mouse I'm immuno compromised, so yes i do. Reply Reply 0 Kazu Hidaka I made masks out of my husband's dirty boxer shorts. Their filth would keep any virus away. Reply Reply 0 michael rice Indoors, yes. Outdoors, sometimes. Reply Reply 0 Bob Pickett heaven help us Reply Reply 14% No Add Comment Comment Share with friends 7 Comments 1 Elly Helcl There is no medical research to back up wearing a mask...in fact the research says not to. Reply Reply Lynda Elaine You might want to get off FOX and do some real research. The mask is to protect others from YOU. 0 Gary Smith If masks were effective, then there would be no covid. Reply Reply 0 Donna Frey Sometimes, but mostly no. I just seldom go out, wash hands when I do, and keep my distance from others. I have trouble breathing through the masks. Reply Reply 0 Reesa Askew Due to health reasons i cant Reply Reply 0 Marijo Weissgerber Only when I feel it is necessary, but not all the time. Reply Reply 0 Leslie Benfield I wear one only if required in order to do something I choose to do, otherwise no. I think staying 6 ft.+ away from others is sufficient. Reply Reply Washington Jefferson So you probably should've answered yes. Because you're doing exactly as you should. 0 Carl Evans The media has over-hyped the virus. Reply Reply rover6rover Wrong! Look at the deaths of over 100 thousand Americans and many more around the world. By refusing to wear a mask you are being the poster child for selfish inconsideration.