Opinion Street Beat

‘Should people be allowed to not wear masks in public?’


Brook M.

Playa del Rey

“I don’t feel it needs to be a law, but certainly just to be responsible and courteous, definitely. Establishments should certainly be able to enforce it to protect their customers.” 

Teresa J.

Mar Vista

“I don’t believe it should be a law that everyone wears their mask, but I do believe in people who have their own private property mandating that anyone who comes on this property be required to wear a mask.”

John Moore

Culver City

“I don’t think people should not be allowed to wear a mask because I think it’s an endangerment to others. If everyone just made that decision that they’re going to do whatever they want to do, then we’re never going to slow the pace of this virus down.”

Julia Kataoka-Moore

Culver City

“I think it’s a great opportunity for all of us collectively to think beyond ourselves. I think wearing a mask isn’t really about yourself.  … I feel like it’s something that everybody should think about to help other people and help stop the spread of this virus.”

Compiled by Cynthia Gibson in downtown Culver City.