(JoshWho News) A video that was taken at a Florida grocery store this week has gone viral after many people in the clip were shown without wearing a mask.
NBC News correspondent Sam Brock entered the store looking to buy a sandwich and “came out with a story” after he captured footage inside of a Naples supermarket this week that has sparked outrage by the mainstream media.
As #Flordia fights community spread of COVID on a massive scale, this is a 15-second snapshot of a supermarket in Naples. Many employees and customers- even older ones- with no masks on inside. Store sign outside cites “medical exemptions,” we can’t ask questions. @NBCNews pic.twitter.com/rNUSOPLjeB— Sam Brock (@SamBrockNBC) February 3, 2021
Over 4 million people have viewed the clip since Brock posted it to his Twitter account Wednesday and over 20,000 replies have sparked debate whether masks should be enforced or not.
A “mask exemption” sign posted on the front door of the grocery store states that if customers have a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask, they are exempt and employees cannot legally ask customers about the medical condition.
“Those in our lovely government have ordered all persons entering indoor facilities to wear a mask. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask, you are exempt from this order. Due to HIPAA and the 4th Amendment we cannot legally ask you about your medical condition,” the sign reads.
The sign adds, “if we see you without a mask, we will assume you have a medical condition and we will welcome you inside to support our business.”
Grocery store owner, Alfie Oakes, told NBC’s “TODAY” show he does not believe masks work.