November 14, 2020 ~ By Levana Lomma
“Effective Nov. 16, 2020, we will require all members, guests and employees to wear a face mask or face shield at Costco locations,” Costco’s president and chief executive officer, Craig Jelinek, wrote in a statement yesterday.
A mask requirement has been in place at all Costco stores since May 4. However, those with a medical condition were previously exempt from the rule.
“This [exemption] is no longer the case. If a member has a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask, they must wear a face shield at Costco,” Jelinek said.
Apparently Mr. Jelinek doesn’t seem to realize that some of these medical exemptions are for psychological issues that prevent the placement of any type of restrictive device being forced on or around their face.
And apparently he also seems to think he has the authority to violate Federal Laws which protect those with disabilities from being discriminated against, while also ignoring the rules laid out by the Governor. I know in my state our Governor has declared that those with a medical condition are exempt from wearing a face covering. It doesn’t say “unless that face covering is a plastic shield.”
The truth of it is this: medical exemption or not – you do NOT have to wear a face diaper to shop at Costco, or anywhere for that matter!
When you enter into a grocery store or any business and someone asks you where your face mask is ask them why they expect you to wear one. Here are the possible replies and the coinciding answer you should give:
“To prevent the spread of Covid-19 and keep our other customers safe.” To which you respond…
“You have to wear one because it’s our store policy.” To which you reply…
“It’s the law.” To which you reply…
“It’s for your health and safety and the safety of others.” To which you reply…
When they are unable to answer your questions you then proceed to go about your shopping. If they try to block you from entering, advise them that they are committing a crime known as false imprisonment.
Just the act of harassment alone, even if only verbal, is considered assault. If they lay a finger on you it then becomes battery. Be sure to document the entire experience.
If they refuse to let you pass after advising them of the laws they are breaking you may choose to leave before the police are called but be sure to record the names of those involved and the time of the incident, as well as the details, for later reference.
Now you have a CAUSE OF ACTION for a Civil Complaint. You can then ask a court for an injunction to prevent Costco (or any other store) from violating your rights again or causing you continued harm by drafting and filing a “Complaint for Declaratory and Emergency Injunctive Relief”.
Even if you do NOT engage in any of this dialogue YOU STILL HAVE A CAUSE OF ACTION! The moment they refuse you entry even though you are a paying member they have committed the crime of harassment. You can turn around and leave right there and still follow through with the next steps. Be sure to watch the video below!
The only way that we are going to win this fight is if the people get BRAVE, GET EDUCATED and STAND UP! You don’t need a lawyer! You just need motivation. Our future is at stake. It is time to make our legal system work for us! It is time to take back our FREEDOM.
My latest rant on BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/video/Mh1RofaGbvze/