COVID Violence Masking

Masking: Angry customers

Customer screams at CNY ice cream shop workers who told her to wear mask: ‘It was honestly very scary for us’, July 8, 2020

Chittenango, N.Y. — Two teenage employees at a Chittenango ice cream stand got the full brunt of one customer’s tirade after she refused to wear a face mask and lashed out after she was denied service.

A woman and a man, neither of whom were wearing the required face masks, approached the counter at The North Pole just before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Tori Broniszewski, 18, and Morgan Baldwin, 16, were working the counter when the customers approached.

Customers ‘aggressive’ over face mask policies force fed-up restaurants to close

Miami Herald, June 30, 2020

Restaurants across the country are reportedly closing as coronavirus cases rise and employees test positive for COVID-19.

Recently, there have been announcements from restaurants saying they’re closing dine-in services after customers “disrespected” and insulted staff members when asked to wear masks, per company policies, according to news reports.

This week, Mexican Fiesta in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, announced it would close its dining room and only offer carry-out following “multiple situations where our staff was disrespected and treated rudely,” according to a Facebook post from the company. The restaurant’s manager told the Detroit Free Press that most of the run-ins involved people disagreeing with the company’s mask policy.
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3 McDonald’s workers hurt after customer attack over coronavirus limits, Oklahoma police say

Two were injured by gunfire and a third was hurt in a scuffle, police said. Two suspects have been arrested.

NBC News, May 27, 2020

By Sallie Han

Professor of Anthropology at SUNY Oneonta
Cultural, linguistic, medical anthropology; reproduction; gender; kinship; ethnography; United States. Former journalist (The Daily News, New York).

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