Providence, Rhode Island, mayor says to shame people not wearing masks

Source: USA Today - View Original Article
Published: May 06, 2020
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98% "Just mind your own business and keep going.""
93% "Christopher Francesconi said, We encourage everyone to follow Gov. Raimondo and their respective mayor's or city manager's executive orders.""
91% "While the state has seen some encouraging signs in slowing the spread of coronavirus, Elorza said Rhode Islanders must remain vigilant.""
89% "Follow reporter Jack Perry on Twitter: @jgregoryperry""
81% "To help stop the spread of the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health experts have recommended that people ..."
80% "The Providence Journal, part of the USA TODAY Network, sent inquiries to several local police departments asking whether Rhode Islanders should engage those not ..."

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

98% : Just mind your own business and keep going.
93% : Christopher Francesconi said, "We encourage everyone to follow Gov. Raimondo and their respective mayor's or city manager's executive orders."
91% : While the state has seen some encouraging signs in slowing the spread of coronavirus, Elorza said Rhode Islanders must remain vigilant.
89% : Gov. Gina Raimondo and Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott had previously recommended masks, but on Tuesday Raimondo announced that she was issuing an executive order making masks mandatory. Open?
89% : Elorza said neighbors have a role in breaking up big groups and also encouraging people to wear their masks in public.
89% : Others will face a still-undetermined civil penalty for violating the new order.
89% : Follow reporter Jack Perry on Twitter: @jgregoryperry
81% : To help stop the spread of the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health experts have recommended that people wear masks covering their noses and faces when they're in public and unable to stay six or more feet away from other people.
80% : Appearing Tuesday on local radio station WPRO, Mayor Jorge Elorza encouraged people to speak up if they see someone in public without a face mask or people gathering in large groups.
80% : The Providence Journal, part of the USA TODAY Network, sent inquiries to several local police departments asking whether Rhode Islanders should engage those not following the rules.
78% : Valicenti later told his listeners: "Don't shame anybody.
76% : On Friday, Rhode Islanders will be required to wear facial coverings in public.
76% : Exceptions are being made in Raimondo's order for those with medical or developmental conditions.
70% : The mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, calls it "social shaming" and says it's a good idea to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
68% : The East Providence police declined to comment on Elorza's suggestion.
64% : Raimondo has prohibited gatherings of more than five people.
64% : During Tuesday's press conference at the Rhode Island State House, Alexander-Scott noted that physical conditions do prevent some people from safely wearing masks.
62% : As of Wednesday, Rhode Island has had 10,205 cases of the coronavirus and 370 deaths.
61% : Children younger than 2 are also excluded.
57% : PROVIDENCE, R.I.
55% : "We need people to self-police," he said.
52% : While people across the country have adopted the practice of wearing masks in recent weeks, some have refused and, in some cases, that has led to confrontations.
50% : Elorza said he's talked to people about following the rules and he didn't have any problems.
47% : Elorza's conversation with Valicenti happened before Raimondo announced her executive order, but it occurred after Valicenti noted police had gotten some 45 calls about large gatherings of people in Providence over the weekend.
45% : "We can't let our guard down right now," he said.
45% : That's my advice.
44% : "It don't think it has to be a confrontational thing," Elorza said.
44% : East Providence Maj.
42% : In Flint, Michigan, last week, a security guard at a Family Dollar store was shot and killed after telling a customer she had to wear a face mask to enter the store.
42% : "There's a role for every person to play to make sure everyone else is a part of the solution."
37% : Elorza said he doesn't want people to invite "unnecessary confrontation.
35% : Radio host Gene Valicenti disagreed with the mayor, saying such a confrontation could lead to problems.
29% : Here's how the 50 states, DC and Puerto Rico are easing social distancing restrictions amid coronavirus outbreak
26% : "You're going to come across the wrong guy," Valicenti said.
25% : "You should socially shame them, so they fall in line," Elorza said.
25% : He said there aren't enough police officers to enforce the new regulations, so it's up to people to ensure their neighbors are following the rules.
18% : Amid reopening: Arizona officials ask university to stop coronavirus modeling Treasury: Coronavirus stimulus checks sent to dead people should be mailed back to IRS

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