May 14, 2021
With Face Masks No Longer Mandated For Those Who Are Vaccinated, Business Owners Navigate Uncertainty
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“It’s definitely been a curveball,” Burton told CBS4’s Andrea Flores. “It’s going to put us in a hard spot with how we’re keeping clients safe, our staff safe, and how we’re going to balance clients who don’t want to wear masks, and clients who want the masks still.” READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Excitement Builds As Children Ages 12-15 Begin To Get Pfizer Vaccine
Burton believes the ever-changing guidelines make it hard for businesses to make a plan.
“Is it a violation? A HIPAA violation? Are clients going to upset if we ask for proof?” said Burton. “I think that’ll be the trickiest part, how we navigate proof that you’ve been vaccinated.”
On Thursday, the governor’s office confirmed to CBS4 that the face mask mandate does not apply to those who are vaccinated in Colorado. This comes after revised COVID-19 guidelines from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when it comes to face masks and face coverings.
Down the street, Bruno’s Italian Bistro owner Nick Mujaj says he will no longer require customers to wear a mask.READ MORE: Group Submits 18,000 Signatures To Put Denver’s Group Living Amendment On November Ballot
“I’m not going to force people to wear a mask,” Mujaj said. “I can do that to my staff, yeah, but to the customer? I’m not going to do that.”
Mujaj says six feet of social distancing between tables will stay.
“I think we’ll have people feel more comfortable, so people will start going out a little bit more. I think we’re going in the right direction,” said Mujaj. “We’ll see.”
Studio Urban Wax says for now, the masks will stay in the salon until they learn more from state and local leaders.MORE NEWS: Traffic Alert: Lane Closures Planned From Berthoud To Fort Collins For I-25 North Express Lanes Project
“We have kept everyone here, and our staff, COVID free. We haven’t had any client issues, so everyone here has been safe and we would like to continue that,” Burton said.
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Susan Collins Calls Out Biden ATF Nominee David Chipman, Will Vote Against Confirmation
On Monday, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) pointed to President Joe Biden’s ATF nominee David Chipman’s criticism of the gun industry and his comments about law-abiding gun owners when announcing she will oppose his nomination.
Fox News reported Collins saying:
After meeting with Mr. Chipman, listening to Mainers, and reviewing his record, I have decided to vote against Mr. Chipman’s nomination to serve as the ATF Director. In recent years, Mr. Chipman has been an outspoken critic of the firearms industry and has made statements that demean law-abiding gun owners.
Although he has the right to express his views, I believe this history makes him an unusually divisive pick for this important position. In particular, I am concerned that his confirmation would do significant damage to the collaborative working relationship that must exist between ATF, the firearms industry, sportsmen and women, and other law-abiding gun owners exercising their Second Amendment rights.
Chipman is a long-time gun control advocate who has voiced support for banning AR-15 rifles.
During his Senate confirmation hearings, Fox News quoted him telling Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), “With respect to the AR-15, I support a ban as has been presented in a senate bill and supported by the president.”
When being questioned on the broader topic of “assault weapons” in general, Chipman struggled to define precisely what an “assault weapon” might be. In response to a question from Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Chipman claimed, “An ‘assault weapon’ would be, in the context of the question you ask, whatever Congress defines it as.”
On May 4, 2021, Breitbart News noted that nearly 70 House GOP members sent a letter to their Senate colleagues urging them to oppose Chipman and warning that he is an “enemy of the Second Amendment.”
AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at [email protected] Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.