How To Visit a Doctor’s Office or Nursing Home Without Face Masks
I am a 71-year-old Michigan pastor. I read all your articles on lewrockwell.com and am in full agreement. My wife and I have been married over 50 years; we trust in God and are not afraid of the coronavirus. I haven’t believed any of the government/media propaganda from day one. The best way to fight off a virus is to stay healthy. Governments love crises and want to take away our natural God-given liberties.
Our church has continued to worship in person every Lord’s day as we have for the last 31 years. Almost no one wears a face mask, and nobody in our congregation has gotten Covid. We give the glory to God, not to our cleverness.
I do not wear a mask outdoors or at the grocery store. I do not go to stores that have a no-exceptions mask policy.
My wife had knee replacement surgery recently. I was not allowed to go with her to her doctor appointments because of Covid restrictions. We were forced to wear masks at the hospital and at her physical therapy.
Tomorrow we will visit my mother-in-law at her nursing home. We haven’t been able to visit her except outdoors 10 feet away or standing outside her window. She hasn’t had a hug from a family member for over a year. But now the governor is relaxing restrictions. We will have to stay in our car and receive a Covid test; if we test negative we will be allowed to visit but must wear both a mask AND a face shield. I will submit to this indignity only for my mother-in-law.
Any ideas for how to get into doctors’ offices, hospitals, clinics and nursing homes without a face mask?
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Dear Pastor Peace,
Thank you for this wonderful note, and thank you for keeping your church open.
The question you ask is well described in my book Face Masks in One Lesson. It outlines why one should never wear a mask and how to do that easily, safely, ethically, and legally.
Below I’ll offer a few pointers for your specific situation and I will try to make it quick.
1.) Have a look at the policy that applies to you
Read the state policy on face masks (which should be easy to search for “state name” AND “face mask policy”)
Read the county order (which should be easy to search for “county name” AND “face mask policy”). You will want to find the PDF of the actual signed order and not media coverage of the order, nor a press release. Secondary sources, as you know in your line of work, tend to leave out important details from the primary.
Read the local establishment’s policy. This may not be searchable and may not be online. I usually do this by calling the establishment and saying “I’d like to come by this afternoon. I see you have a face mask policy. I’m unable to wear a face mask safely. What can you do for you me?” to begin the discussion. That may b
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