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Evil
January 11, 2021 8:33 pm

After everything the stores have been in through,1000 dollars!!!!!!

Sara Cohen
January 11, 2021 8:38 pm

Evil

Omg! Horrible
January 11, 2021 8:40 pm

But people who are already vaccinated, why do they have to wear a mask? The law has to start to change. Asap!

You need to read up more
Reply to  Omg! Horrible
January 11, 2021 10:05 pm

They can still spread the virus.

So fascinsting
Reply to  You need to read up more
January 11, 2021 10:42 pm

So then what’s the point?

Soooo
Reply to  You need to read up more
January 11, 2021 10:52 pm

Even after being vaccinated, You’re planning to wear a mask for life? Good luck!

Masks
Reply to  Omg! Horrible
January 11, 2021 10:56 pm

Virus can go straight through mask

a''
Reply to  Omg! Horrible
January 13, 2021 6:12 pm

even if you have the vaccine you can still be a carrier

Good!
January 11, 2021 8:44 pm

Hopefully these Crown Heights science deniers will start wearing their masks, not because they’ve educated themselves, not because they want to save lives, but for the simple and selfish reason of money. But I guess this is what it takes to get trump supporters to wear a mask.

Oh hush
Reply to  Good!
January 11, 2021 10:05 pm

I support him and I wear a mask.

Stores
Reply to  Oh hush
January 11, 2021 11:02 pm

The ONLY reason to wear a mask is that fellow yidden shouldn’t get fined,- masks don’t protect against anything

Science denier
Reply to  Good!
January 11, 2021 10:08 pm

If all these precautions are working and LA has the strictest laws in the country why do they have the highest infection and death rate, and people there are wearing masks and social distancing why have things there gotten worse. Asking for a friend

Except not
Reply to  Science denier
January 11, 2021 11:35 pm

Schools are open shuls are open ppl are hosting big meals friends are hanging out. Maybe when they go to public places they wear but many many many not following rules

actually
Reply to  Science denier
January 19, 2021 7:14 pm

Actually people in LA do not listen to the rules and do not wear masks. They go to friends homes like my neighbors always are having guests

Science
Reply to  Good!
January 11, 2021 10:36 pm

Science proves that masks don’t work in preventing spread of the virus. Just saying.

Anonynmous
Reply to  Science
January 12, 2021 3:24 pm

Science proves that masks do work in preventing the spread of the virus, to a percentage. Just saying.

Stop targeting Jews
Reply to  Good!
January 11, 2021 10:53 pm

The problem isn’t we don’t want to wear masks, the vast majority do the right thing. The real problem is that Jewish stores are being targeted.

Anonynmous
Reply to  Stop targeting Jews
January 12, 2021 3:25 pm

Clearly there is a reason for it unfortunately

Moshe Shipkin
Reply to  Good!
January 12, 2021 10:02 am

I didn’t see anything in the article about Trump supporters. Not sure why that issue of Trump supporters has to do with this.If you’re saying that Trump supporters don’t wear masks then all the rioters and looters and BLM people must be Trump supporters, because I don’t recall then wearing masks during their “peaceful demonstrations”.

Your right!
January 11, 2021 8:48 pm

I might add, maybe not letting people in unless they sign that if you get fined because of them specifically they have pay?

I don’t think the City should be micromanaging and policing this but you have to put yourself into the best position available.

wow
January 11, 2021 8:50 pm

just wear a mask

Chevra - Let’s help our merchants
January 11, 2021 8:54 pm

It’s pretty simple. Put on a mask before you enter any shop – don’t make the owner/ workers beg you to wear a mask – it won’t be YOU who has to pay a fine ! This is not about politics or “science” It’s stam Ahavas Yisroel .

$masks
Reply to  Chevra - Let’s help our merchants
January 11, 2021 11:04 pm

Exactly there is NO other reason to Bec masks don’t help to stop spread

Wrong
Reply to  $masks
January 11, 2021 11:39 pm

Masks are definitely not foolproof, but they definitely help stop the spread.

slow
Reply to  Wrong
January 12, 2021 9:44 am

help SLOW the spread. not stop just making this whole thing longer.
everyone will get it in the end

UWS
January 11, 2021 9:05 pm

is the same thing happening on the UWS and the Upper East Side?
I wonder. It’s sick, but that is life these days.

Good question
Reply to  UWS
January 11, 2021 10:45 pm

Another question: Is the same thing happening on Utica Avenue?

I live in Manhattan
Reply to  UWS
January 11, 2021 11:40 pm

I have yet to see a person on the street without a mask. So there is no one to stop from shopping maskless.

Do not make a chillul Hashem
Reply to  UWS
January 12, 2021 2:11 pm

I work on the Upper Eastside and everyone wears a mask…outside and inside. I personally do not like wearing the mask but I always do, on the street and at my job because I do not want to make a Chillul Hashem. I do not see anyone unmasked there. From your fellow crown heights neighbor ! Just wear it for that reason.

Apples and oranges
Reply to  UWS
January 12, 2021 2:13 pm

People on the UES wear masks and it shows. Masks help a lot. Look at East Asia where masks are common and see how that numbers are different.

LoLife ( Inspectors is at their Best, democratic
January 11, 2021 9:07 pm

Absolutely no compassion, pure hate

Hello
January 11, 2021 9:08 pm

We can be happy and wear masks when shopping. It’s not a big deal, crown Heights. Healthcare workers wear them all day.

Sure is a big deal
Reply to  Hello
January 11, 2021 11:07 pm

Causes low oxygen,suffocation, difficult y breathing and is useless in preventing any disease- ask your dr

I asked my doctor
Reply to  Sure is a big deal
January 11, 2021 11:41 pm

I asked my doctor and you are wrong. How many people do you know that died from wearing a mask? And how many died from Covid?

4 yr old
Reply to  I asked my doctor
January 12, 2021 7:26 am

A 4 year year was rushed to emergency room diagnosed with a severe bacterial infection which fr said was caused by prolonged mask use

very sad but...
Reply to  4 yr old
January 12, 2021 8:27 pm

this would be caused from wearing the same mask for a long time with poor hygiene utilized. part of the benefit of a cloth mask is it can be washed.we must protect everyone including our children by washing their masks

no no
Reply to  Sure is a big deal
January 12, 2021 7:57 am

yes that explains why surgeons have been wearing them for decades during 5 hour long operations.,

RN here
Reply to  no no
January 12, 2021 8:29 pm

I am a nurse and I can attest to the fact that masks are, indeed, inconvenient but are in NO WAY dangerous when used properly. they should be washed (or replaced if disposable) as REGULARLY. This is akin to saying we shouldn’t have to wear shoes or socks because they can cause fungus if we wear the same socks for a really long time without changing them out/washing them. come on guys, we’re smarter than this.

Anonynmous
Reply to  Sure is a big deal
January 12, 2021 3:38 pm

Even the rabonim all over the world begged and begged to just keep a distance where a masks. if you dont want to where a mask, because of the virus, where it, in order to prevent a chilul hashem.

A customer
January 11, 2021 9:13 pm

I think that the staff at the store should wear the mask as well. Not hanging off the face. So the customers will understand and comply.

Yemach shmom
January 11, 2021 9:16 pm

Yemach shmom vezichrom

Out of Towner
January 11, 2021 9:41 pm

So we’re in the middle of a worldwide pandemic!!
Re: vaccinations-I don’t know how it is in NY but where I live only people 65 and older are being vaccinated at the moment.
I think everyone when they go shopping etc. should be wearing a mask.
You all want to be rid of the social distancing but you don’t want too help rid the world of the pandemic.
You can’t have it both ways!!

Great idea if it would work
Reply to  Out of Towner
January 11, 2021 11:08 pm

Masks don’t prevent spread

Masks
Reply to  Great idea if it would work
January 11, 2021 11:42 pm

Masks actually do help help prevent spread.

Peacefull protest
January 11, 2021 9:59 pm

It’s about time we rise up as a community. Let’s all protest together to get this law repealed. It has been too long that the city and state have the power to give fines for every little thing. It’s about time we stop taking these things silently.

When I say protest I mean with our voices not with burning things.

NY is a socialist state
January 11, 2021 10:02 pm

We have dictators that don’t even follow science in reality. Most science has been inundated with identity and no identity politics. Coumo and De Blasio are hoping that Biden will bail out NY for the massive financial failures and purposefully poor management of not only this health situation but all their years prior. The Dems here have blocked a bill that would curb Cuomo’s “emergency powers” which technically end in April of this year but he at his own will could extend them under any stupid reason he comes up with. The government is shaking down the surviving businesses by… Read more »

Masks
January 11, 2021 10:04 pm

I go into many stores, owners , and workers are not wearing masks, When I ask them where are your mask and your workers mask they just shrugged me off.
We need to follow the rules and the owners and workers need to be a model that everyone can follow. Unfortunately, you have the anti-maskers.

To be honest..
January 11, 2021 10:04 pm

I hate hate masks but people need to learn to follow the rules. Easy as that. We do not get to decide masks are not needed just because we had it. I cannot respect people who think they can make their own rules.

It’s a fine line
Reply to  To be honest..
January 11, 2021 10:44 pm

Between obedience, compliance, and then allowing the government power that they should not be given.

Masks CAUSE health problems
Reply to  To be honest..
January 11, 2021 11:11 pm

Causes respiratory problems

Masks
Reply to  Masks CAUSE health problems
January 11, 2021 11:44 pm

Masks rarely cause dangerous respitory issues, but Covid does. Covid caused my father to stop . He passed away. Not from hospital care. From Covid Pneumonia.

Anonynmous
Reply to  Masks CAUSE health problems
January 12, 2021 3:41 pm

Covid can cause death

Yellow Stars
Reply to  To be honest..
January 12, 2021 2:04 am

And when they say Jews should wear yellow stars, will you say we need to follow the rules???? I only wear a mask in the store to prevent the owner from receiving a fine bec of me. I’ve been in a store while the inspector was there. He asked me if I had a mask. Luckily I did in my pocket.

Anonynmous
Reply to  Yellow Stars
January 12, 2021 3:42 pm

What does yellow stars have to do with wearing a mask?? The whole world is wearing a mask, why can’t you?

This is beyond inappropriate
Reply to  Yellow Stars
January 12, 2021 8:34 pm

to compare the antisemitism during the holocaust (singling out ours/ other minority groups) and a world-wide mandate applying to all people is just beyond reason. please please don’t make chilul Hashems like this. it’s so sad.

Medical exemption
January 11, 2021 10:09 pm

Where did our medical exemptions go? It’s no inspectors business to know why someone chose not to wear a mask

Totally Unconstitutional
January 11, 2021 10:24 pm

But not like that matters much anymore…

Anonymous
January 11, 2021 10:29 pm

Dear store owners, pls band together and fight the fines. We want our freedom back. No more forced masks for healthy people. It’s insane.

Masks
Reply to  Anonymous
January 11, 2021 11:45 pm

Masks are meant to protect the public.

Store Staff - Joke!
January 11, 2021 10:33 pm

Went into a local store tonight. Guy wasnt wearing a mask so I conveniently took mine off. He then notices me approaching counter without mask and slips one on and tells me to put on a mask. Okay, fine. Few minutes later a few girls came in without – store manager tells them to put on masks. Meanwhile, her and her colleage are maskless! Chutzpah. If you tell someone to wear one, WEAR ONE TOO!

strange rules
Reply to  Store Staff - Joke!
January 11, 2021 11:38 pm

The guy behind the counter only has to wear a mask when he can’t social distance.
Customer’s must always wear a mask.
That’s the protocol.
Don’t like it….doesn’t make sense.
But these are the rules.

Store Staff - Joke!
Reply to  strange rules
January 12, 2021 2:44 pm

u dont know the facts – the three behind the counter (staff) were NOT social distanced whatsoever and I was the only one in the store before the three walked in and PLENTY room to social distance and btw its not true that no need to wear mask in a store if keeping social distance

Anonynmous
Reply to  Store Staff - Joke!
January 12, 2021 3:44 pm

just because they are doing something wrong, means that you also have to? I’m confused

Enough of this tyranny
January 11, 2021 10:39 pm

Time to stand up for our community.. we been targeted by this mayor and idiot governor for a long while. Stop bowing down to there incoherent draconian policies we as a community should be chasing these inspectors out of here… when I see them I chase them away stand up and fight for your civil rights it’s not science it’s not law it will get to a point where you’ll have to show s vaccination card just to get into a store if we keep bowing down to this… stop being afraid and fight back

Masks
Reply to  Enough of this tyranny
January 11, 2021 11:47 pm

Requiring masks are not draconian. They are meant to protect the public. And they are being worn by billions of people around the world except in frum communities.

Bec masks r useless
Reply to  Masks
January 12, 2021 7:31 am

Prove scientifically that they help

Exactly
Reply to  Masks
January 12, 2021 9:51 am

Writer of the original comment, don’t take it so personally

you're not being targeted
Reply to  Enough of this tyranny
January 12, 2021 11:02 am

CH is not wearing masks! Drive around the city and a majority of people are following the rules. More importantly stop chasing people, you’re going to get arrested.

Old Timer
January 11, 2021 10:40 pm

Let it be known that the treatment which “they “ call a vaccine does NOT stop the transfer of the virus ! And “they “ don’t claim it does. ! Go figure.

Learn from me.
January 11, 2021 10:47 pm

I’m an essential worker and where we work we must wear masks, in the beginning when it all started in March and April it was very very uncomfortable to wear masks, but we had to. Today me not wearing a mask is like me going with out a piece of garment that I would wear every single day, now masks became very very useful for me take it from me you will get used to it……it may be extremely hard in the beginning, but some good will come out of it overtime.

Follow rules... what?!!?
January 11, 2021 10:57 pm

This reminds me of some of the Arabic countries that have tzniyus police!!! Isn’t this America? What happened to our freedom?!!

Why do people feel they need to force masks. Whoever wants to wear it wear it. Whoever doesn’t doesnt, its their health period.

This control is unconstitutional and unhealthy! An abuse of power!

Ask you local DR if masks work
January 11, 2021 11:14 pm

Our local Drs know that masks r useless and dangerous

Masks
Reply to  Ask you local DR if masks work
January 11, 2021 11:49 pm

My local doctors all strongly recommend masks and even wear clear shields over their own N95 masks. They never had the virus and not many of their patients did either. Bec around here everyone wears masks outside the home.

Why do they wear the shields?
Reply to  Masks
January 12, 2021 7:35 am

Bec even the N95 are NOT efficient enough

Yanky
January 11, 2021 11:29 pm

The point is clear. There out to get us so just put on a mask when you walk in and take it off if you would like when you leave

Anonymous
Reply to  Yanky
January 12, 2021 2:31 am

Get a holy mask, and add some extra holes in the shape of smile (or frown depending if you wear it up or down)

Just wear a mask
January 11, 2021 11:52 pm

It’s annoying to wear a mask. Especially before you get used to it. But billions of people around the world are doing it. You can too. True, a mask is only 15% to 95% effective, but that’s enough. Masks are not the enemy. Covid is.

Anonymous
Reply to  Just wear a mask
January 12, 2021 2:29 am

Sharia law has arrived. Just get used to it. No big deal. Compliments of Pakistan and Iran. No questions allowed or pow pow.

Anonynmous
Reply to  Anonymous
January 12, 2021 3:46 pm

Dont even try to compare. Just helping someones parnasa, stopping a chilul hashem, if you dont want to where it for corona

Anonymous
Reply to  Anonynmous
January 13, 2021 10:34 am

It is all about control. Not corona. Corona is just the pretext. It’s also about destroying independent business and consolidating absolute power. What that means is the sooner we give in and all wear a mask the quicker they can proceed to the next step of imposing absolute control. Think forced vaccination, tracking, censorship, selective lockdowns, withholding services, or worse. This deception and intimation is standard Soviet practice. That’s how they get control.

Inspectors
January 12, 2021 1:46 am

They are not allowed to walk in a store which is private property unless they are giving permission .
Store owners can tell them they are traspasing and video them and call cops

ma ata omeret?
Reply to  Inspectors
January 16, 2021 7:07 pm

they can walk in like customers can, what do you mean

Bad Business
January 12, 2021 4:44 am

I won’t go into stores in CH because people don’t wear masks. There is literally no other place I have been where this is the case. We are still losing thousands of people a day to covid. People are getting reinfected, you cannot rely on antibodies just because you had it once. Why do we yet again think we are smarter than everyone else?

Understand the point.
January 12, 2021 8:37 am

This article is not about a referendum if we should wear a mask or not, or does it really help to wear a mask or not, or I already had corona so I don’t need to wear a mask. This is about protecting the store owners who already are having a difficult time with parnoso from getting a fine. Thank you very much for understanding and cooperating.
G-D bless you all.

Anonymous
Reply to  Understand the point.
January 13, 2021 10:41 am

It may seem like it’s helping the stores until you realize that complying with this gvt abuse will normalize it and invite worse. Fining a store bc a customer refuses to wear a mask needs to be fought hard, wether or not you agree with mask wearing bc I doubt you want to let the gvt have that much control over you. Today it’s the mask and tomorrow it will be….

GOOD!!!
January 12, 2021 10:04 am

Why is it so hard for stores to hand out masks to shoppers who are too stupid/lazy/selfish/in denial to bring their own? Then everyone is happy! No fines & no hassle. It is not antisemitism to keep going back to inspect, it’s COMMON SENSE! We are in our late 60’s, high risk due to various health issues, and we just got a positive test. We are known to be super careful – no visitors, no socializing, an outdoor, socially distanced minyan (weather and energy permitting), we even wipe down all packages and groceries that come into our house! Yet somehow… Read more »

Anonymous
Reply to  GOOD!!!
January 13, 2021 10:52 am

Uh you just disproved your point. All these mandates are useless and no we cannot live like hermits forever. Do you have treatment? Hcq/ivermectin with zinc, vit d,c. Oregano oil really work when started within the first few days before your immune system spirals out of control. Take them!

Oregano oil
Reply to  Anonymous
January 14, 2021 3:37 pm

I started wheezing just from trying to smell the oregano oil I just want to say I agree with you that there are treatments far more effective than going to the hospital where they’re neglecting patients or being intubated or laying down all day, but I don’t know about the oregano oil maybe people can be allergic but we have to be careful when self medicating with herbs .

Do not let them in
January 12, 2021 12:40 pm

Do not let them in

Masks don’t prevent catching
January 12, 2021 2:28 pm

But they do prevent spreading. So please just wear a mask. A slight inconvenience in order to prevent people from getting sick and preventing fines? Are people really that selfish that they still refuse to wear one?

What's diff between
Reply to  Masks don’t prevent catching
January 12, 2021 6:31 pm

What’s diff between catching and spreading

Fine the property/store owner
January 13, 2021 12:02 am

May I suggest walking into the 71st precent WITHOUT a mask and sending a fine/summons to the Police chief or the city(store owner)

I think you are Correct, Best to Wear Until we kno
January 19, 2021 2:05 am

Study finds past coronavirus (COVID-19) infection provides some immunity for at least 5 months, but people may still carry and transmit the virus.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/past-covid-19-infection-provides-some-immunity-but-people-may-still-carry-and-transmit-virus   

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