As the highly infectious delta variant of the coronavirus surged this summer, Texans dug through their dresser drawers and glove compartments to find those discarded masks–;or they didn”;t. In the past few months, the divide between pro- and anti-maskers has become even more entrenched and political, and the emotions are playing out vociferously in the hospitality industry. Nineteen months into a pandemic, when many of us have long since resumed activities such as dining out, it”;s easy to forget that restaurant and bar workers still find themselves on the front lines.In the first phase of the pandemic, workers could point their customers to a statewide mask mandate. That ended in March 2021. A few months later, on July 29, Governor Greg Abbott signed an executive…;View Original Post
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