To the editor:

I want to bring to everyone's attention that certain stores in Massachusetts are posting signs that face masks are required "by law."

This is not a true statement and is misinforming and frightening to the public. Mask requirements are a governor's order, the governor cannot make laws.

A business may refuse entry to a customer not wearing a mask, but no one can be arrested for not wearing a mask as no law is being broken. The order is only in effect while there is a stated "emergency" in the commonwealth.

Businesses need to stop scaring customers.

Barbara Fowler

Salisbury

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