A Northern California cafe owner has hung a sign on the window of his business stating that anyone who places an order while wearing a face mask will pay a fee.
‘$ 5 FEE GIVEN TO ORDERS WHICH HAVE A FACE MASK,’ reads the message posted on May 28 at the Fiddleheads Café in Mendocino. Fox News report. In addition, anyone who is heard “bragging” about the vaccination should also pay the fine.
Chris Castleman, the owner of the eatery and an outspoken critic of locks since the beginning of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic, which is explained at the outlet, goes directly to ‘charities overwhelmed by the collateral damage of the government lockdown’.
‘I was asked to wear a mask all the time and it’s not a big request. “All I ask is a donation of $ 5 to charity and I do not think it is too much,” he said.
Castleman said the idea for the sign came to the fore because he believes restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 were not only unsuccessful, but destructive.
“I mean the idea behind it is, I think it’s time for all these ineffective government measures to start paying attention to the collateral damage they have done jointly,” he said. told The Daily Mail.
Castleman noted that he does not force anyone to pay the $ 5 fee and that everyone ‘has the freedom to breathe’. Donations made go directly to charities that support domestic abuse, and already about 100 people have done so.
“There is no straight line from masked wear to domestic abuse, but I see it as one part of a giant piece that forces people to stay at home, take away their freedoms, take away their jobs and put them in situations of despair. force, “he said.
Currently, Mendocino County, where the cafe is located, still requires people to wear face masks regardless of vaccination status. The indoor capacity for restaurants in the country is limited to 50 percent.
This was not the first time Castleman made headlines while voicing his views on COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions.
Last June, the owner of the eatery closed the cafe rather than wearing a mask from his employees after he was fined $ 10,000. About two months before the closing, he hung up a message that read: ‘THROW YOUR MASK INTO THE GARBAGE AND RECEIVE 50% DISCOUNT ON YOUR ORDER.’
California plans to fully reopen its economy on June 15, Govin Newsom announced on April 6, as long as the state has enough COVID-19 vaccines for those aged 16 and older, and hospitalization remains low and stable.
Newsom said Californians will still have to wear masks, and where necessary, the requirements for testing or vaccination should be verified.
The coastal state is one of a few nationwide holding a mask mandate after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eased mask wear on May 13, saying people vaccinated against COVID-19 can usually no longer wear masks do not wear. places.
“Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physical distance,” said the director of the CDC, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, told reporters during a news conference. If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things you stopped because of the pandemic. We have all longed for this moment, when we can return to a degree of normalcy. ‘
People who are fully vaccinated should still wear masks on buses, trains, planes and other public transportation, she said, adding that those who are not vaccinated recommend the CDC wearing masks in public spaces.
California Cafe charges a fee for customers wearing masks or ‘bragging’ about vaccines