Masking Reopening

Masking: Complaints about workers

Face masks ‘touchy subject’ for local restaurants, but still required for employees under pandemic rules

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 26, 2020

Since restaurants began swinging open their dining room doors again three weeks ago under the state’s green reopening phase, the Allegheny County Health Department has received some 80 complaints from the public about restaurant workers not wearing face masks.

On Monday, county health inspectors cited the popular Italian restaurant Il Pizzaiolo in Mt. Lebanon because none of the workers there were wearing masks.

“Manager stated that employees were not wearing masks because they find them uncomfortable,” the inspection report said.

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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