Earlier today, Governor Andrew Cuomo joined NYC natives Rosie Perez and Chris Rock to inform people why they should wear a masks.
Rosie Perez, an actress, multi-millionaire, and ‘community activist’, told New Yorkers around the state today how they should be more like communities in Brooklyn.
Perez stated, “Spreading love the Brooklyn way means respecting your neighbors, respecting your communities, and the way you can do that is by getting tested and wearing a mask. That says, I love you and you love me.”
Before Perez’s guest appearance opining on proper behavior statewide, Governor Cuomo had released a statement ‘allowing’ businesses to deny service to those not wearing a mask.
It is important to note: The right for private businesses to deny service over not wearing a mask had not been disputed and is currently in practice at still operating big-box stores around New York State. There is no reason to believe small businesses awaiting Phase 2 would have been unable to deny service for not wearing a mask without the Governor’s Executive Order.
The Governor stated on his decision, “Today, I’m signing an Executive Order that authorizes private businesses to deny entry to people who do not wear a mask or a face covering.” He said to the room that “face coverings “are deceptively effective,” adding, “We’re giving store owners the right to say: If you’re not wearing a mask, you can’t come in.”
Lastly, in his conversation with Perez and Rock, Cuomo unveiled a more hardened approach, declaring, “Not wearing a mask is not okay, that has to be the culture.”