It’s sad that those posters are needed. It’s also very concerning that employees of essential businesses, in Marfa, aren’t required to wear face masks. One of many businesses, here in Texas, requiring their employees to wear face masks, HEB, implemented the policy April 4th. What is it going to take to get businesses and the general public here to comprehend the importance of wearing face masks, as recommended by the CDC and WHO, to reduce the spread of COVID- 19? It is becoming ever more important to wear masks as Marfa opens back up, with tourists coming from parts unknown. If you find comfort in the low numbers of reported cases of COVID- 19 in west Texas and beyond perhaps you should keep in mind that less than 1% of the population in our great state have been tested. Wearing a mask shows you care about others, not just yourself.