Today I went to the Farmer’s Market at the city center of Carefree, Ariz. Don’t you love that name? I do! The town is tiny and is literally a stone’s throw from our new home. I was surprised walking around the small market. Nobody was wearing masks! I didn’t see a single one anywhere. Not by the vendors, not by the shoppers. Two weeks ago I went to the Farmer’s Market and everyone was wearing masks.
I felt free. I could breathe. I was happy as I said hello to strangers and smiled and got smiles in return. Definitely a Carefree feeling.
Then I stopped at the grocery store to get a few things. I wore my mask inside because that’s been the rule. I asked the checker, who was wearing a mask, if masks were required in the store. I had noticed other shoppers weren’t wearing them. She said, “The signs came down a month ago. We’re required to wear them, but not you.”
I took off my mask and said, “Wonderful!”
She said, “Enjoy your oxygen! I’m jealous!”
What are the rules for wearing masks where you live? How does it make you feel?
We no longer have an outdoor mask mandate, but most people at food truck night last night still wore them. Our governor has an announcement scheduled at 5 today and I think that will be the end of the indoor mask mandate as well.
That’s good news. I feel like we’re turning a corner!
It will be interesting to see the reaction and what things look like here after. A lot of people seem reluctant and some angry about the new CDC information
I know. I think it’s because they did a 180 in a few days. It’s confusing.
It feels strange not to wear masks and gloves. We are due to grocery shop tomorrow and wonder “do I, or don’t I?” Will post with my decision. Haven’t been to carefree in years.
I keep a mask in my car and purse. That way I can be prepared depending on what is required. It felt weird yesterday to be maskless, but joyful too. I missed seeing people’s expressions and smiles.
Still indoors. Outdoors…most are going mask less
We went to the city pool yesterday and had to wear masks to enter. That’s the only place I’ve seen with mask requirements. But then, I don’t go to a lot of places.
Stores, theaters still requiring. I can’t see that lasting too much longer
We got new regulations in Arizona that said businesses can require masks, but all mandates are lifted except in government buildings.
My daughter and I were in forever 21 the other day…the dressing room attendant said that they don’t think they’ll be requiring masks much longer