The Times 

Mask mandate defiance discouraging


September 16, 2021

Letter to the Editor

I have noticed that a number of local shops have discontinued wearing masks and have removed the signs mandating the wearing of masks in public buildings, shops stores, etc.

This flagrant defiance of the current law is very discouraging, to say the least. Forgoing all references to science or politics; this is a mandate! Not a suggestion by the State of Washington, but a law.

At a minimum, can we all agree that the Miriam Webster dictionary is correct when they define mandate as:

Mandate – a verb: to officially require something

Mandatory – An order

To consider ourselves l...

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