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Ulster gun store takes down 'no masks allowed' sign

Oct 15, 2020 1:30 pm
Diane Pineiro-Zucker is reporting for the Daily Freeman the owner of a gun store on Morton Boulevard in the town of Ulster complied after he was directed by police to remove a sign from the front door of his shop that read "No masks allowed," Chief Kyle Berardi said Wed., Oct. 14. After receiving an inquiry from the Daily Freeman about the sign at Ruger's Custom Guns, police “advised the owner to take [the sign] down," and "he complied without incident," Berardi said. The sign, in all capital letters, was taped to the store’s front door the day before. The chief denied that his department had received any complaints about the store's no-mask policy. A person answering the phone at the shop Tuesday afternoon hung up on a reporter asking questions about the store's policy, and a phone message later left with the business was not returned. State law, enacted because of the COVID-19 pandemic, requires anyone over the age of 2 and medically able to tolerate a face covering to wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth “when in a public place and unable to maintain, or when not maintaining, social distance.” Additionally, the law requires employees in a workplace to be provided with and wear a mask or face covering “when in direct contact with customers or members of the public, or when unable to maintain social distance.” The law also requires business operators and building owners to deny admittance to anyone failing to comply with the law. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.