In what is going to hopefully be a dominoes scenario, Regal Cinemas introduced right this moment that when it reopens its theaters on July 10th, it’ll require all company to put on masks. Disposable masks can be made out there as wanted, however at this level you seemingly have already got a masks or two of your individual. If not, I’d recommend getting one—that is our new regular.
The determination comes within the wake of AMC Theaters reversing course after receiving intense backlash for saying it determined to not make masks required in order to not get right into a “political conversation.” Which is insane, as a result of carrying a masks is a well being determination, not a political one. AMC then introduced right this moment it’ll now require company to put on masks as they enter and revel in motion pictures at their theaters.
This is an effective factor. The information exhibits the most effective factor one can do to lower danger of an infection unfold of COVID-19 is put on a masks. And given that the majority unfold has been occurring when massive teams collect in contained areas for prolonged durations of time (like in a movie show!), that is an absolute necessity as theater chains start to reopen their doorways in July.
Now it’s on Cinemark, the subsequent main chain, to decide. Their present coverage is to not require the carrying of a masks, however it’ll be attention-grabbing to see if additionally they change their thoughts within the wake of AMC and Regal’s choices. Here’s hoping.
For extra on this hot-button topic, learn Matt’s glorious editorial.