The mask mandate in effect in unincorporated Guilford County and some of the small towns in the county can be burdensome on businesses that may have to turn customers away or that may be confused about how they’re supposed to handle those who don’t mask.
It can also be expensive to get signs and floor stickers and make other adjustments that encourage masking and social distancing in order to fight the spread of COVID-19.
At the Thursday, Jan. 6 meeting of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners, Guilford County Health Director Dr. Iulia Vann announced that the county was preparing “kits” for businesses that to help those establishments enforce the mask mandate. Van said that new assistant Guilford County Manager Victor Isler had been working on the project.
At the meeting, Vann told the Board of Commissioners that the kits for the mask mandate which went into effect on Wednesday, Jan. 5 will include things like educational material, signage, and extra masks to give out to people who come in without one.
“We’re trying to be as helpful and supportive as possible,” Vann said of the county’s efforts to work with the local business community.
In Guilford County Board of Commissioners meetings in 2021 and 2022, there’s been a lot of discussion about how mask mandates affect local businesses, and county officials have been attempting to find ways to help those businesses implement the rule that in some cases – such as restaurants and movie theaters – can result in a serious drop in business.
The mandate can also result in angry customers who don’t want to mask up.
The county also has a website, https://healthyguilford.biz/business, that provides more information, allows businesses to share experiences and advice with each other, and provides other tools.
Currently, the mask mandate in Guilford County only applies to unincorporated Guilford County and Gibsonville, Sedalia, Pleasant Garden and Jamestown – however, the mandate could expand to cover all parts of the county when the Guilford County Board of Commissioners meets on Thursday, Jan. 13 in its other function as the Guilford County Board of Public Health.
Speaking of the ruse of “masking up”, fostered on us by govt at various levels; and also of the latest data on covid hospitalizations, etc. It has come to my attention that over 40% of hospitalizations nationwide now are for reasons other than covid. Or, those patients happen to have covid while they were admitted for other reasons.
Media doesn’t mention that now; or in the past for the same reasons. Big Media is in league with Big Brother, so they want to advance the narrative for the purpose of CONTROL. I also read that Herr Himmler advanced his means of propaganda during the Nazi Reich: the public was generally unformed, and, they believe what they want to believe (not facts). Thus, among other things, the Big Lie.
Who needs Joseph Goebbels when we have you to spread misinformation and propaganda. You take something factually true then frame it incorrectly.
This topic is well reported on by mainstream media. (see NBC article from Jan 8th, CNN Jan 5th, etc…) Some hospitals are seeing up to 40% of patients admitted being tested after arrival having covid. This may actually be a good sign, as it supports growing evidence that omicron, already the dominant strain in the United States, is less likely to cause severe illness than earlier variants, especially in people who are fully vaccinated and boosted.
It also does complicate reporting of hospitalizations but that IS NOT being used to frame the omicron variant as being more dangerous than it is… The story holds that if you are vaccinated you are 80% less likely to suffer serious illness from the omicron variant.
There is no conspiracy here. Things are trending in the right direction but the unvaccinated continue to stress hospital systems in some states.
Only to annoy you….
Goebbels mastered the art of mass formation psychosis, except it wasn’t called that back then. The Government’s weltanshauung was pushed incessantly, by all parts of the media, and dissent was silenced — just like today’s America.
The Nazis knew they had to rely on little puppets (or sheep) in the general population who derived a feeling of self worth and emotional warmth from belonging to “the group”, demonising those who dared to demur.
“Chris” is just such a person.
Per this Executive proclamation at https://www.guilfordcountync.gov/Home/Components/News/News/2757/
Skippy already decreed the mask mandate for all Guilford County residents & businesses before the upcoming meeting Thursday January 13, 2022 to take a “vote”. The proclamation does not differentiate about the towns that are in the county, like Pleasant Garden. The proclamation boldly states “ all persons in Guilford County”. In my humble opinion, it appears someone is lying and are even more corrupt than imagined. Rhino why are you not making this the story?
The press release states that Skip’s mask mandate only applies to unincorporated Guilford County and the towns that agreed to the mandate. The “Executive Proclamation” lists the state statutes that authorize such action and restricts the authority of the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners. It will take a vote of the Guilford County Board of Health which is identical to the Guilford County Board of Commissioners to invoke a countywide mask mandate. That vote is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 13.
At the bottom of the article it explains about the unincorporated towns. However, at the beginning of the article it proclaims it is in fact a reinstatement of the mandate. And it clearly says in the beginning of the article it is meant for all residents and businesses. So in fact, it is very deceptive. I am well aware of all the other
info about the “acting” Health Board and the corrupt commissioners and the fake vote tomorrow. Reporting the corruption and getting the truth is what the news should be. Not towing the party line or misinformation. Was wondering why you all were writing article after article like it was a done deal. Now I know.
Guilford County has created a sticker that displays a beautiful blue-eyed blonde girl making the white supremacy gesture.
Skip must be thrilled…
I’m a white guy who didn’t get the memo. Is that the gesture of scratching one’s privates while reaching for a cold beer? Or is the pantomime of spreading mayonnaise on Wonder Bread?
Your ignorance is no-one’s problem but yours.
I think that is just a stock image used in conjunction with the article.
Is that the actual sticker, or something supplied by The Rhino?
I would assume supplied by the Rhino, either a complete stock image or one they took an Photoshopped a little.
Another way to waste money and time !!
Yes, but it’s not THEIR money, so it’s okay.