Editor:

How can ADOT show such wanton disregard for the lives and health of our citizens by allowing their employees to work without masks? These ladies obviously do not care about the very people who pay their taxes! And by the way, dead people do not pay taxes.

I have emailed ADOT three times now about this issue and as of July 2, when my husband had to go in, still no masks! Almost every customer had a mask on, because they want to protect others. The supervisor actually said to me “none of my girls have been sick”! Ever heard of asymptomatic spread?

Our mayor has contacted ADOT twice and had other complaints from our residents. Thankfully, he does care and said he would go as high as he needed in order to get this problem solved. We all have some personal responsibility here!

Virginia & Michael Sparks, Payson

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(3) comments

Jack Handy

So much for "my body, my choice" I suppose. Masks do little to stop this, as shown by the numbers day after day. Good thing the Karens of the world will keep us all in line based on the "science" their TV tells them, which also changes daily.

Jack

Norma Christenson

Wearing a mask to fight this deadly and contagious virus should be a very simple thing to do for all Americans. There are rules for our society everywhere to help keep all of us stay safe i.e. wearing a seatbelt, following the speed limit, waiting until the street light turns green before crossing the street, not parking in handicap parking unless you have a disability sticker, not driving when drinking, following the medical advice of your doctor, etc. and the list goes on and on. In a Democratic society part of our obligation as citizens is to do what is best for all of us to keep us safe. This means wearing a mask during this scary time so you don’t infect other people or yourself. Think about all the nurses, doctors, hospital workers who are desperately trying to save lives everyday. Hospital beds are scarce in many areas and testing is still a joke. People are not prepared to seriously attack this disease and keep us safe. We are supposed to be the UNITED states of America. We are all in this together whether we like it or not. Following rules is necessary to make our country work for everyone. Quit whining about your civil liberties. People not following what the experts are telling us, and I mean the doctors and scientists who know what they are talking about, are making the entire country continue this nightmare instead of helping getting it under control so we can ALL get on with our lives. Please stop thinking of yourselves and your being inconvenienced and help our country get through this health crisis together.

Sandra Sims

I totally agree! If I wear a mask to respect you and your loved ones, why can't you wear a mask for me and mine? Please don't reach around me to get your cucumber, salad, or sneeze on it and bother the manager to clean up your sneeze. Stay at least 6 feet away from me and wait your turn.[scared][scared]

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