NANTUCKET (CBS) — A gift shop on Nantucket said it had to take a “mental health break” and plead for kindness on Wednesday due to customers not following the store’s face mask requirement.
ACK 4170, which sells accessories, apparel, jewelry, art and more, said “the boiling point was reached.” They had put a sign on their front door asking people to wear masks due to the rise of coronavirus cases on the island that has forced some businesses to close. But shoppers apparently didn’t heed the request.READ MORE: Robert Gentile, The Man The FBI Believed Knew About The Gardner Museum Theft, Has Died
“Yesterday afternoon was the icing on the cake,” the shop posted to Instagram. “Customers being disrespectful and inconsiderate was not going to be tolerated.”
Nantucket’s Board of Health issued an indoor mask mandate Thursday following an emergency meeting. There were 23 new positive tests reported on Wednesday.
“Is wearing your mask in our store for 10 minutes really the end of the world?” ACK 4170 wrote. “Don’t you want to be safe and healthy?”MORE NEWS: Delayed But Longer Fall Foliage Season Expected In New England
The shop plans to be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday.